Sunday, December 13, 2015

Amish Christmas at North Star: Four Stories of Love and Family By: Cindy Woodsmall, Mindy Starns Clark, Amanda Flower, Katie Ganshert

One night four lives entered the world by the hands of an Amish midwife, just outside North Star, Pennsylvania.
Rebekah’s babies, as they are called, are now grown adults and in four heartwarming novellas each young person experiences a journey of discovery, love, and the wonder of Christmas.

Guiding Star
by Katie Ganshert

Curiosity gets the best of Englisher Chase Wellington when he investigates the twenty-five-year-old disappearance of an Amish baby. When he finds adventurous Elle McAllister in Iowa will his discoveries upend her world?

Mourning Star
by Amanda Flower

Eden Hochstetler slips from her parents’ fudge shop to investigate the death of her friend Isaac Yoder.  Who is guilty? Isaac’s handsome great nephew Jacob, an angry Englisher, or someone else?

In the Stars
by Cindy Woodsmall

Kore Detweiler has nursed his broken heart, avoiding North Star after Savilla Beiler suddenly rejected his love.  But when he is called to return home, he and Savilla must join forces to keep a family together.

Star of Grace
by Mindy Starns Clark and Emily Clark

Andy Danner left North Star to work in construction in a new Amish settlement in Louisiana. His little brother devises a scheme to bring Andy home for Christmas, and unwittingly unleashes the power of forgiveness in an old widower’s life.

My Thoughts 

Four short stories, less than 100 pages each, by four amazing authors that will keep you page turning and wanting more, and soon you are moving to the next story in the book.
The stories are based on a terrible snowy night twenty-five years ago, when Rebekah Schlabach the local midwife opens her door for one busy night, and in the end four babies are born, three girls and a boy. The stories that follow are an update about the lives of these babies now known as “Rebekah’s Babies”.
These stories are heart warming, and loved the finding and updating each of these individual children, now all grown up. A different author, Cindy Woodsmall, Mindy Starns Clark (and Emily Clark), Amanda Flower, and Katie Ganshert updates each story, but they all come back to Rebekah. A timely treat for this time of the year and with little time, these a quick individual reads.
I received this book from Blogging For Books and was not required to give a positive review.

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