“Naomi's Gift” by Amy Clipston: Naomi has started to think that she isn't meant to find love, but she might receive more than she ever hoped for this Christmas.
Twenty-four-year-old Naomi King, who has been burned twice by love, has all but given up on marriage and children. As Christmas approaches – a time of family, faith, and hope for many others – Naomi is more certain than ever her life will be spent as an old maid, helping with the family's quilting business and taking care of her eight siblings. Then she meets Caleb, a young widower with a 7-year-old daughter, and her world is once again turned upside-down.
“An Unexpected Joy” by Ruth Reid: Abigail has driven other suitors away, but can Micah find a way to show her he cares?
Abigail Kemp has managed to frighten off every bu who's ever driven her home from a singing. Sure she will live to be an old maid, Abigail starts saving her money to buy a horse so she can at least have some independence.
Micah Zook is looking for a caregiver for his grandmother, and Abigail needs a new job. He never expected that Abigail would talk so much…or that his grandmother would keep finding ways to set the two of them up.
Despite Abigail's constant chatter, she and Micah become friends – until Micah makes a decision that leaves Abigail feeling betrayed. With Christmas in their midst, can Micah find a way to reconcile with Abigail and to reveal what's on his heart?
“A Christmas Visitor” by Kelly Irvin: Frannie Mast returns to Bee County for Christmas, but her heart stays back in Missouri with an Englisch farm boy.
Frannie knows her parents have the best of intentions when they send her back to Bee County, Texas, to live with her aunt Abigail and her husband Mordecai. After all, she knows nothing can come of a relationship with Rocky, the handsome but Englisch farmer boy back in Missouri. It's best to put those feelings aside, no matter how hard it is. But all bets are off when Rocky follows Frannie to Texas to plead his case. Could he be the Christmas gift to end all gifts?
An Amish Christmas Gift offers another delightful collection of Amish-focused novellas (similar to An Amish Second Christmas and An Amish Cradle) just in time for the upcoming Christmas season. With contributions from Amish fiction writers Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid and Kelly Irvin, this collection tells sweet, romantic stories with the uniting aspect of Christmastime gift-giving. Each story is unique and heartwarming, filled with the warm, comforting feelings of Christmas cheer, and I thoroughly enjoyed each one. I would recommend it, for fans of Amish fiction are sure to enjoy this seasonal novella collection just as much during this Christmas season. It’s great for an entertaining afternoon or weekend read.
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