Monday, October 14, 2013

An Amish Country Christmas

Authors: Charlotte Hubbard & Naomi King
Publisher: Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Group
October 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4201-3188-8
Genre: Amish/novellas

In Willow Ridge, Missouri, the Christmas season is a time when faith brings peace, family brings warmth and new romance brings sparkling joy. . .

Twins For Christmas

For spirited Martha Coblentz and her twin Mary, the snow has delivered the perfect holiday and birthday present to their door--handsome brothers Nate and Bram Kanagy. But when unforeseen trouble interrupts their season's good cheer, it will take unexpected intervention--and sudden understanding--to give all four the blessing of a lifetime. . .

Kissing The Bishop

As the year's first snow settles, Nazareth Hooley and her sister are given a heaven-sent chance to help newly widowed Tom Hostetler tend his home. But when her hope that she and Tom can build on the caring between them seems a dream forever out of reach, Nazareth discovers that faith and love can make any miracle possible. . .

I have to say that I absolutely loved AN AMISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS. It grabbed my attention from the very first line, and was so entertaining with twin sisters falling in love with brothers from a different district. The girls were so mischievous as twins can be since no one could tell them apart, but thankfully they both fell for different brothers. The title of the second book – wow – that was a hook right there. One had to read that story with that title. I absolutely loved AN AMISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS.

Both books leave the story lines unfinished, so that more can happen in each of the series which these come from. The series are Seasons of the Heart and Home at Cedar Creek.

If you are looking for a good Amish Christmas novella collection, pick up AN AMISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS. Many yummy sounding recipes are included at the end of the book. This would be an excellent Christmas gift for the Amish fiction fan on your gift list. Or for yourself. $6.99. 4.5 stars. 352 pages.

Charlotte Hubbard sold her first historical romance in 1990, and she's been a slave to her overactive imagination ever since. As she writes, her stories invariably take on a life of their own, different from the way she proposed them: unforeseen characters and plot twists come along, and they keep her guessing right along with her readers!

Charlotte has lived in the Midwest most of her life. When she's not writing, she loves touring historic homes, trying new recipes, crocheting, and playing with her Border Collie, Ramona. She's a Presbyterian deacon, sings in her church choir, and plays in the percussion ensemble. She's married to a fine man who--bless him--has never once suggested she get a real job!


CharlotteHubbard said...

Laura, thank you so much for this enthusiastic and insightful review of my book! I really appreciate the boost you've given my virtual tour by featuring my work on your site!

Judy said...

I can't wait to read this book Laura. I have requested it for reviewing...I sure hope I am selected to do so! Thanks for your great review!

Judy B