Monday, November 30, 2009

"An Amish Christmas" by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Barbara Cameron

An Amish Christmas is a collection of three Amish Christmas novellas. All three author brought out the rich traditions of the Christmas season, as celebrated by the Amish, the First Christmas and the Second Christmas. This tradition that would be great to incorporate today, reminding us of the real Reason for Christmas.

A Miracle for Miriam by Kathleen Fuller is a poignant love story of a couple, which includes a devastating beginning for Miriam and a tragic accident that changes the heart of the young man, Seth, who was living the fast life. Kathleen weaves the tender love and fragile emotions of both young people throughout her novel in a very quiet, pastoral and intimate setting. The feelings are palpable; excellently presented.

A Choice to Forgive by Beth Wiseman is about Miriam’s sister, Lydia, widowed after 15 years of marriage to Elam Smucker. He wasn’t her first love. Daniel Smucker was her first love, but a secret kept her apart from him, but was known by both Daniel and her husband for all those 15 years. Daniel is back. Can she not only forgive Daniel, but can she also forgive the deception of her deceased husband? Can she ever trust again?

One Child by Barbara Cameron describes the indepth feelings of a miscarriage suffered by David and Sarah Fisher, and how their hearts are touched by Jason and Kate Stevens, who were caught in a blizzard when their car went off the road. Kate is almost nine months pregnant, with only David, Sarah and Jason in the Fisher home as she goes into labor. Fears abound for Sarah. Will she have to deliver the baby before help can get to them? We again are reacquainted with Lydia and Miriam, along with a host of family as they celebrate Amish Christmas.

If you love Amish reading, this is one book you will not want to miss!

A copy was provided by Kate Bond at Thomas Nelson for review purposes. These are my own reviews, are not edited by the publisher, and I receive no compensation for them. I do reviews out of my love for good Christian reading.

1 comment:

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Carmen, thanks for visiting my blog and for commenting! I appreciate it! I'll keep your Amish Christmas book selection in mind!