Thursday, September 22, 2011

Book Review - "A Lancaster County Christmas"

I just love everything Christmas - the beauty of the snow, the family times and celebrations during the season, movies, music and books! Suzanne Woods Fisher's latest book, "A Lancaster County Christmas" is truly "Christmas" - the cover is a beautiful wintry scene and the story depicts two very different lifestyles and yet she is able to so vividly share this wonderful time of year and what it means to very different people.

Mattie and Sol are a loving Amish couple trying to raise their son the right way and keep him from harm, trying to keep a cousin on the straight path and hoping to have another child. Jaime and C.J. are busy individuals seeking to find happiness in such a busy, me-oriented world and are struggling to deal with changes in their lives. Jaime and C.J. find themselves snowed in at the Amish home of Mattie and Sol for Christmas and no one will be the same after celebrating this holiday together.

This is a quick read and yet there is so much in this novella! The descriptions are so vivid that while reading I felt as if I were on this farm. The characters are so real and the emotions are tangible as each character is struggling with his or her own issues in their lives. I love that some of the characters are back from her previous novel, "The Choice!" This book is a great addition to my Christmas collection!

“Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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