Tuesday, October 4, 2022

A Match Made at Christmas: A Novel by Patricia Davids




Christmas comes to a small Amish community—and brings new beginnings with it.

Karl Graber is too busy struggling with his hardware store and two young daughters to indulge local matchmaker Rose Yoder’s schemes. After his wife’s death, the thought of loving and perhaps losing another woman holds no appeal. So while he’s relieved to learn he’s
not on Rose’s list of potential husbands for new schoolteacher Sophie Eicher, he’s also surprised. Despite himself, Karl can’t help wondering what Rose thinks he lacks—and why outspoken, attractive Sophie has so little interest in marriage.

After surviving breast cancer, Sophie is hoping to make a fresh start in Harts Haven. Perhaps the handsome widower next door would make a good match for her sister, but Sophie won’t burden any man with her uncertain future. But when Karl offers to help her to create a “living nativity” Christmas program for the schoolchildren, she gratefully agrees.

It’ll take a bold plan and help from Karl’s children to make this chaotic Christmas play a success. And as friendships deepen, hearts open and hopes are rekindled, two unlikely people may discover the healing gift of love.

BookShop: https://bookshop.org/books/a-match-made-at-christmas-9781335453471/9781335453471 

Harlequin: https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781335453471_a-match-made-at-christmas.html 

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About The Author


USA Today Bestselling author Patricia Davids grew up on a Kansas farm with four brothers. After college she began a wonderful career as a nurse. In 1973 Pat wrote a letter to a lonely sailor. Little did she know her talent with words would bring her love, marriage and motherhood.

An avid reader, Pat longed to write a book, but put her dream on hold as she raised a family and worked in an NICU. It wasn't until 1996 that she began writing seriously. Today, Pat enjoys crafting emotionally satisfying romances where love and faith bring two people together forever.

Author Website: https://patriciadavids.com/index.html 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PatriciaDavidsAuthor



My Review

This read, like the first in the series, grabbed me and didn't let go!
We do reunite with some of the previous characters from the first book, and some play a part here, but this can be read alone.
This is the story of a young woman, who feels she has a death sentence, trying to get away from the the pity she feels from those that know her. Enter endearing Rose, a self proclaimed matchmaker. Her next target is Karl Graber, a widower who is still hurting from the loss of his beloved wife. You can guess who is the woman Rose has chosen, and yes, but the secret of the breast cancer Sophie is keeping may be to much for anyone to overcome.
Sophie is the new teacher, and there is quite a commotion in her classroom, when unwanted guests arrive. We see how she and the community handles the intrusion, but on their
mind is the Christmas Program, an important part of their lives. Will Sophie have enough time to put a program together and will the bishop approve?
An enjoyable read as we journey with attraction, maybe romance, and the antics of animals!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harlequin, and was no required to give a positive review.

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