Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Amish Christmas Sleigh

Happy Sunday!  It is also Crush a Can Day!  Does anyone remember when men would crush aluminum cans against their heads?  You could also buy devices that would crush your cans for you! I just rinse mine out and put them in the recycle bin!  I hope everyone is having a lovely, relaxing Sunday!  I just finished reading A Cherry Cola Christmas by Ashton Lee (I will let you know my thoughts about it soon).

The Amish Christmas Sleigh contains three romantic Christmas stories.  The first story is A Sleigh Ride on Ice Mountain by Kelly Long.  Kate Zook is raising her disabled brother, Ben.  Money is tight for them.  Sebastian C. Christner is a toymaker who needs a housekeeper.  He also has a secret.  Sebastian offers Kate the job as his housekeeper.  Will Kate get past Sebastian’s gruff exterior?

A Mamm for Christmas by Amy Lillard is the second book.  Jess Schmucker’s wife has been deceased for one year.  He has three small daughters to raise.  The teacher, Bernice Yoder tries to assist (especially since the girls are coming to school filthy).  Jess, though, is a little too stubborn to accept help.  Then he realizes that it is time to marry and get a mother for his children.  Will he make the right choice?

Molly Jebber’s An Unexpected Christmas Blessing is the third and final story in the book.  It takes place in Berlin, Ohio in 1910.  Luke Fisher just moved to Berlin to get a fresh start.  He wanted to get away where everyone knew his secret (and his shame).  Charity Lantz’ husband has been gone for a year.  She is left with raising two children:  Beth and Josiah.  They are thrilled when Luke moves in next door.  Can romance bloom between Charity and Luke?  What is Luke’s secret?

The three stories are delightful and easy to read.  This book can be enjoyed without having read the other books in the series (but it helps put things in context).  I liked the characters in each book, great settings (especially Berlin, Ohio), and fun antics from the children.  I liked that the stories are set at Christmas (just makes the stories more magical).  I give The Amish Christmas Sleigh 4 out of 5 stars.  I especially liked how the sleigh theme was incorporated into each story (especially in A Sleigh Ride on Ice Mountain).  If you like Amish fiction, you will enjoy reading The Amish Christmas Sleigh.  The Amish Christmas Sleigh will be out on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.  You can pre-order it now.

I received a complimentary copy of The Amish Christmas Sleigh from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

You will notice that the links I provide for books will take you to the Amazon Smile website.  If you register with this site and pick a charity, a portion of your purchases go to that charity.  I picked the local chapter of my ASPCA.  There are many charities available.  I am currently reading A Beeline to Murder by Meera Lester.  Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Reading!

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