The Orphans’ Amish Christmas by Tracy Fredrychowski is a tale that mixes a mystery alone with the true meaning of Christmas. I thought the story was well written with realistic characters. I enjoyed getting to spend time with Lydia, Aaron, Aaron’s sweet daughter, and Lydia’s dog, Yankee. Thanks to the case of the missing gifts and the disappearance of their benefactor, Milo Glick, we get to know Detective Powers. The story has a touch of romance. I would have liked to have read Lydia and Aaron’s story (how they came to be together) before this novella. I enjoyed following Detective Powers as well as Lydia and Aaron as they set out to find Milo and the missing gifts. It was an interesting mystery. I enjoyed how the true meaning of Christmas was explained. I could understand why Aaron’s daughter wanted a Christmas tree at home. I liked Aaron’s explanation as to why the Amish do not have Christmas trees. The story has a heartwarming ending.
The Avid Reader