Friday, November 25, 2011

An Amish Christmas

Author: Cynthia Keller
Publisher: Ballantine Books
October 2010
ISBN: 978-0-345-52378-5
Genre: Amish

Meg Hobart seemed to have everything. A successful husband, a huge, expensive house, three children, and unlimited spending money. But her husband, James, has been becoming increasingly distant and grouchy. When he starts whining about money, Meg doesn’t know what has gotten into him, and James refuses to tell her anything.

When Meg finally learns the truth, she is stunned. James has lost his job, squandered their savings, leaving them homeless and destitute with no where to go, except to her parents’ home, and they hated each other.

But after liquidating their home and belongings, another twist of fate leaves the Hobart family taking refuge with the Amish. And this could change their lives….

AN AMISH CHRISTMAS is a book that caught my attention when I first heard of it. It has an absolutely beautiful cover and the backcover blurb indicated it’d be something I’d enjoy.

I wasn’t expecting this book to be what it was. The teenagers were very selfish and materialistic and rude—I’m so thankful I’m blessed by teens that don’t act that way! And Meg was very unforgiving toward her husband, not rallying by him during his time of need. There were also some language and use of the Lord’s name in vain, but the Amish/English part of the book was good, where the Amish family bent over backwards to help. Lots of good detail. 3 stars. $16.00. 239 pages.

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