A collection of short novellas from three of your favorite Amish authors to get you in the Christmas spirit.
DescriptionWith 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
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
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
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 . . .
About The Authors
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!
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.
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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