Rachel's only family is her brother, sister-in-law and niece and when a tragedy occurs, Rachel and her niece are left alone together. However, Rachel's world is turned upside down once again when she is given the news that in her brother's will, Holly is to be sent to live with an aunt whom neither have met or heard of. Rachel finds out that her sister-in-law Miri grew up Amish and has been estranged from her family. However, now Miri's sister is granted custody of Holly; Holly that only family whom Rachel has left. As Rachel and Holly travel to the Amish settlement, Holly has her mind set to convince the Amish relatives that Holly belongs with her. After arriving and spending time with Holly's other relatives both girls are in for surprises this Christmas.
I really enjoyed "A Simple Christmas Wish!" This is a quick read and I was drawn into the story right away. The story begins with Holly and Rachel getting a Christmas tree and decorating it while Holly's parents are on vacation and this is one of the things that leads Rachel to thinking about her life and Holly's life and priorities in life. Never imaging that she would receive the phone call that comes later that night, Rachel's life is forever changed. This is such a sweet Christmas story and one that will leave you smiling and reminded of how precious life is and the everyday moments that we may at times take for granted.
“Available November 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”