Friday, April 19, 2013

A Christmas for Katie

                                                      Title: A CHRISTMAS FOR KATIE
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publisher: Avon Inspire
November 2012
ISBN: 978-0062242563
Genre: Amish/Christmas/Novella

Will a little Amish girl make a Christmas miracle?

It isn't easy to be Katie Weaver. Her sister-in-law Ella is about to have a baby, making Katie an aunt for the second time . . . and she's only six and a half! Plus, her favorite librarian, Miss Donovan, seems sad. She won't even fix up the rundown nativity in front of the library in time for Christmas. Then, an old woman is attacked outside the library, and, one by one, the nativity figures start to disappear!

Luckily, there's a new deputy in town, Connor Fields.

He takes a real liking to Miss Donovan . . . and he promises to find the missing nativity pieces for Katie.

Now, all Katie has to do is pray that Ella's delivery goes well and that some kind of nativity is in place for Christmas Eve. Oh, and that Miss D. falls in love with Connor. Katie knows from watching her three brothers that it makes people real happy. And that would be a Christmas miracle indeed!

A CHRISTMAS FOR KATIE is a totally sweet Christmas novella. The main character is six year old Katie Weaver, but there is also the librarian’s point of view, Jayne Donovan. She’s been unlucky finding love when she fell for an ex-Amish man and he married an Amish widow instead. Now, Katie is convinced that if Jayne falls in love she’ll do what Katie wants her to do—get real people to stand in for the nativity instead of the sad pieces that are currently there—and going missing.

If you like Christmas novellas, you’ll love this one. I ended it with a sigh of contentment and a smile. $3.99. 111 pages. 

1 comment:

Judy said...

Great review Laura! This is a book that is going on my wish list.

Judy B