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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Lancaster County Christmas Book Review

Lancaster County Christmas, A

From the publisher:

Jaime Fitzpatrick has a plan. She quit her job and is preparing to launch her photography career in New York City—with or without her husband, C.J.  Mattie Riehl has problems of her own. A recent miscarriage has plunged her into feelings of despair that baffle her husband, Sol.

In Suzanne Woods Fisher’s new A Lancaster County Christmas (ISBN: 978-0-8007-1995-1, $15.99, 208 pages, September), the path of these two couples collide as a winter storm blows Jaime and C.J. off-course and into the Riehl’s home on Christmas Eve, including Tucker, C.J.’s Search and Rescue dog,

Awkward and uncomfortable at first, an unlikely alliance develops as Mattie and Sol’s only child wanders off and disappears in the storm. As C.J., Sol and Tucker search for the child, Jaime and Mattie confront fears they had been avoiding. And both women discover the true meaning of Christmas.

With her trademark plot twists and attention to detail, Fisher offers readers a beautiful story of love, forgiveness, and the miracle of Christmas.

My Review:

This book is one I will keep on shelves to keep.  It was delightful and dealt with some issues that were rather deep.  

I would not recommend this for a read aloud for the family but it is a great book to have by the fire and a cup of hot cocoa - for the more mature at heart.

The cover of the book also was beautiful.  I would love to have a painting of this.  I keep looking at it imagining the cold white snow.  Living in Texas, this is only a fantasy. 

I hope the author will continue this story - it seems like the book could blossom into a series easily.  The story was very easy to follow and you felt like a guest in the Amish home, learning more of their culture.

Blessings to you!  You are loved!

Note: I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated. The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

“Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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