Friday, January 19, 2018

Amish Christmas Blessings: The Midwife's Christmas Surprise\A Christmas to Remember

Amish Christmas Blessings: The Midwife's Christmas Surprise\A Christmas to Remember (Love Inspired) 

Mass Market Paperback, ebook -- Large Print

October 18, 2016

by Marta Perry (Author),‎ Jo Ann Brown (Author)

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Love Inspired Large Print; Large Print edition 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373819430

The Midwife's Christmas Surprise by Marta Perry 
Three years ago, the man Anna Zook hoped to marry left her and their Amish community for the English world. Now devoted to proving her abilities as a midwife, Anna has given up on marriage and children for herself. But when Benjamin Miller returns, now a changed man, can delivering a Christmas baby reunite these two hurting hearts? 
My thoughts: THE MIDWIFE'S CHRISTMAS SURPRISE is a really sweet story. Anna is shy, insecure, and sweet, but struggling to be accepted as a midwife after she finished her apprenticeship. Ben left the Amish, but now he's back, but it seems he lost everything, including the girl he loved. Both Anna and Ben are out to prove themselves, but they do it in a gentle way. This story was a pleasure to read. Enjoyed this quiet escape to a snowy Amish landscape. 

A Christmas to Remember by Jo Ann Brown 
When a little girl leads shop owner Amos Stoltzfus to an Amish woman in distress, he rushes them to his family's farm. "Linda" has no memory and doesn't know if the sweet child is her daughter or even her kin. As Christmas arrives and Linda's identity is revealed, will Amos be able to claim his holiday guests as his own?

My thoughts:  Amos is a kind, considerate Amish man, still living at home with his parents, but running a store. When a  little girl steals bread from him, he gives her peanut butter, too, but then gives chase after her and lashes into the woman she's with. Except she is rather clueless, having lost her memory for some reason, and doesn't even know who she is or what her name is, or even if the little girl is hers.  Amos takes her home to his mom. Sweet, kind of. He gave me mixed emotions and with "Linda" not knowing who she is, there was nothing to make this reader connect with her.  Still a good escape to Amish country. 

My thoughts on both:  A good collection of two Amish romances for readers who can't get enough bonnet fiction. 

I was given a copy free from a friend (not the author, publisher, or publicist) and no review is expected. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

I enjoyed reading Amish Christmas Blessings, too.

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