30 September 2014

An Amish Second Christmas by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Ruth Reid & Tricia Goyer


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Celebrate Second Christmas, a treasured, lighthearted time of community, with four Amish romances.

“When Christmas Comes Again” by Beth Wiseman: Katherine knows the first Christmas without Elias will be hard for her and the children. But when a mysterious Englischer appears with photographs of her late husband, Katherine begins to wonder what other blessings Christmas could have in store.

“Her Christmas Pen Pal” by Ruth Reid: Joy was expecting a wedding proposal from Henry; what she got instead was news of another woman. But when her heartfelt letter to a cousin ends up in the hands of a young cabinetmaker, an unexpected correspondence between two strangers gets interesting fast.

“A Gift for Anne Marie” by Kathleen Fuller: Anne Marie and Nathaniel have been best friends since they were kids. Now things are evolving… in ways everyone else predicted long ago. But when her mother suddenly decides to remarry in another state, Anne Marie’s new chapter with Nathaniel looks doomed to end before it begins.

“The Christmas Aprons” by Tricia Goyer: Vanilla crumb pie has been Esther’s mem’s calling card for decades. But when Esther finally gets her hands on the secret recipe, she discovers that vanilla crumb pie is more than just dessert… it’s bachelor bait.

Only (relatively) recently did I begin allowing myself to read Amish fiction, and as a result, I am still learning much about the culture with each novel I choose to read. In this novella collection, An Amish Second Christmas, with contributions by Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, Kathleen Fuller and Tricia Goyer, I read about varying perspectives on the Amish tradition of celebrating two days of Christmas and it fascinated me. Each story is uniquely distinct yet equally charming, with its own spin on the heartwarming love, family and friendship I have come to expect in Amish fiction. I loved and enjoyed each of the four novellas and at each ending, felt filled with good feelings of Christmas cheer and spirit. An Amish Second Christmas is a sweet novella collection, perfect to read in the approaching holiday season, and I recommend it for fans of Amish fiction.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers, I received a copy of An Amish Second Christmas and the opportunity to honestly review it. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. (I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”)

About the Authors
Award-winning, bestselling author Beth Wiseman is best known for her Amish novels, but she has also written several successful contemporary novels, set primarily in her beloved Texas, including Need You Now and The House that Love Built. Both have received glowing reviews. Beth's The Promise is inspired by a true story.

Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including A Man of His Word and Treasuring Emma, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, The Mysteries of Middlefield.

Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA best-selling author of the Heaven on Earth series. She's a full-time pharmacist who resides in Florida with her husband and three children.

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series. She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. Tricia and her husband John live in Little Rock, Arkansas where John works for FamilyLife. They have six children.

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