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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

An Amish Christmas Quilt by Charlotte Hubbard, Kelly Long, Jennifer Beckstrand Blitz Tour and Giveaway






A collection of short novellas from three of your favorite Amish authors to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Description

With all the warmth of a cozy quilt, three authors stitch together Amish tales of hearts joined, friendships patched, and the bright joys of Christmas tradition . . .A Willow Ridge Christmas Pageant
Charlotte Hubbard

Seth Brenneman didn't expect his holiday would include rescuing pregnant young Mary Kauffman and her two children. . .or having unexpected feelings for the still-grieving widow. But when they must play the leads in an impromptu live Nativity pageant to help his Amish community, will their roles reveal their hearts--and work a miracle for a lifetime?
A Christmas On Ice Mountain
Kelly Long

Matthew Beider and Laurel Lapp's secret wish to marry is a gift their feuding fathers definitely won't accept. And trying to settle their dats' long-standing quarrel is making their holiday anything but merry. Can rediscovering the joys and friendships of Christmas past finally turn their families' futures bright?
A Perfect Amish Christmas
Jennifer Beckstrand

Anna and Felty Helmuth's grandson, Gideon, plans to spend Christmas on a beach in sunny Mexico. But Anna is quite sure he'd rather be with them, snowshoeing, ice fishing--falling in love. And she knows the perfect girl. Not only is Dottie Schrock an excellent quilter and baker, she's having a party. There's just one complication--Gideon is not invited. Dottie has her reasons, but Anna trusts that the spirit of Christmas--and true love--will change her mind, and her future . . .


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About The Authors


Image of Charlotte Hubbard
Charlotte Hubbard sold her first historical romance in 1990, and she's been a slave to her overactive imagination ever since. As she writes, her stories invariably take on a life of their own, different from the way she proposed them: unforeseen characters and plot twists come along, and they keep her guessing right along with her readers!
Charlotte has lived in the Midwest most of her life. When she's not writing, she loves touring historic homes, trying new recipes, crocheting, and playing with her Border Collie, Ramona. She's a Presbyterian deacon, sings in her church choir, and plays in the percussion ensemble. She's married to a fine man who--bless him--has never once suggested she get a real job!



Image of Kelly Long
Kelly Long was born and raised in North Central Pennsylvania. There was an Amish hitching post at the small grocery store in her town. She loves to write Amish romance and is the author of novel, Sarah's Garden, the novella Amish Christmas Expanded Edition with some other great Amish authors, Amish Love with Beth Wiseman and Kathy Fuller, and Lilly's Wedding Quilt--the sequel to Sarah's Garden. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and children.

Jennifer Beckstrand grew up with a steady diet of William Shakespeare and Jane Austen. After all that literary immersion, I naturally decided to get a degree in mathematics, which came in handy when one of my six children needed help with homework. After my fourth daughter was born, I started writing. By juggling diaper changes, soccer games, music lessons, laundry, and two more children, I finished my first manuscript--a Western--in just under fourteen years. I now write Inspirational Amish Romance. My goal is to write uplifting, inspiring stories with happy endings and hopeful messages. If my books make readers want to give themselves a big hug or jump up and down for joy, I've done my job.




My Review:




Three Amish novellas with a quilt included in each of the stories. Loved the way the true meaning of the Christmas spirit was shinning through in each of these stories.
All of these authors I have read previous stories by and felt like I was experiencing a home coming with the people that I have come to love and cherish.
The first is A Willow Ridge Christmas Pageant By Charlotte Hubbard, and we are back with old friends here. Mary is traveling with her stepchildren and is about to have a baby. Can’t imagine being in labor, and driving a buggy into the rather unknown. She is rescued a carpenter named Seth. I know, his name is not Joseph, but by the time we finish the story, there is a lot more symbolism.
The second story A Christmas on Ice Mountain by Kelly Long. Brought home the power of forgiveness, and the power of love.
Two men previously the best of friends, now not speaking for a number of years, and then their children fall in love. Made me think of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, only this is an Amish community. What happens makes you feel the love Christmas that comes upon these families. Can there be forgiveness after all these years?
The third and final story A Perfect Christmas by Jennifer Beckstrand, brought me back with one of my favorite fictional couples, our famous match making Grandparents Anna and Felty Helmuth. Of course, they are at it again.
This is Grandson Gideon’s turn, and lets hope this one works out like the others. Anna has found whom she feels is the perfect match for him, Dottie Schrock. One never knows who is going to need the most help seeing what is in front of their eyes, but this is all in God’s timing. Of course Anna has been helping with a quilt for Dottie’s Mom, and it sure comes in handy.
Three really great Christmas reads that will warm your heart and fill your mind during this Holy Season.


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13 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the description of the book, thank you for the chance :)

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting us today, AND for your review, Maureen! We appreciate your kind words!

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  3. Maureen, Thank you for the lovely review. We hope people have as much fun reading this collection as we had writing it.

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  4. I loved the author bios. So interesting! The blurb of "A Perfect Amish Christmas" looks good. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

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  5. I love the collaboration of the 3 authors!
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  6. It sounds like a perfect read for a cold, snowy day sitting by the fire

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  7. Great review, I can't wait to read it.

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  8. Thanks so much for hosting us today, Maureen, and for posting such a nice review and rating for our stories!

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  9. Thanks so much for posting you review and for hosting us today, Maureen!

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  10. I love books about the Amish, their faith and strength is wonderful!!!

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