Thursday, October 13, 2022

An Amish Proposal for Christmas by Vannetta Chapman

An Amish Proposal for Christmas 

Book Summary

Her deepest Christmas wish will bring more than she imagined…in this novel by USA TODAY bestselling author Vannetta Chapman.

The only way she’ll find home

is by leaving it…

The one thing Becca Yoder loves more than Christmas is her dream of leaving her Amish community and traveling the world. Becca has her father’s reluctant permission to leave—
if she trains Gideon Fisher to run the family’s enormous outdoor market. But Gideon is homesick for Texas. Can Becca make him fall in love with her hometown…without falling for the handsome bachelor herself?

About the Author

I was born in Los Angeles, lived in Connecticut for a few years, and finally moved to Texas. After living in the Dallas area most of my adult life, my husband retired, and we relocated 80 miles northwest of Austin. Now that we’ve enjoyed small-town life for a dozen years, we can’t imagine living anywhere else. Our adult children are close enough to visit, our yard is often filled with white-tailed deer, neighbors' wave when they drive by, and everyone knows our dogs.

I received my associate's degree directly after high school but didn’t finish my college work until I was a single mom in my 30s. I earned both my BA and MA degrees in English from the University of Texas at Arlington. Though I had always been an avid reader, it was while pursuing those degrees that I discovered a love of language and began pursuing publication. While teaching at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels, I began to write part time. I published over 100 articles in Christian family magazines and received over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups before I published my first novel in 2010. I’m now represented by Steve Laube of the Steve Laube Agency, and in 2020 I published my 33rd novel.

Author Links

Twitter:  @vannettachapman 

Facebook: Vannetta Chapman, author (@vannettachapmanbooks)

Instagram:  @vannettachapman 


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My Thoughts

An Amish Proposal for Christmas by Vannetta Chapman is a sweet story.  I thought the story was well-written with steady pacing.  I liked the characters in the story.  I enjoyed getting to know Becca, Gideon, Amos, and the other four Yoder sisters.  Becca’s sisters are quite a bunch.  I am looking forward to Eunice’s story (she is a unique Amish woman).  I loved the descriptions of the Shipshewana Outdoor Market ran by Becca’s father, Amos.  It sounds like a great place to shop especially at Christmastime.  I like that Gideon and Becca became friends before a romance developed between them.  There are good life lessons in the story.  It is important to pray about a decision before making it.  Being homesick is not just for children.  It can happen to anyone at any age.  

One of my favorite lines from An Amish Proposal for Christmas is from Nathan, “Give love when you can, respect when you should, and always—always—put first things first.”  Love, respect, and priorities is what Nathan means. I enjoyed learning a little about the Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS).   An Amish Proposal for Christmas is the first book in the Indiana Amish Market series.  I am looking forward to the next installment which features Becca’s sister, Bethany (she loves to knit).  An Amish Proposal for Christmas is an uplifting tale with bouncy buggy races, an amazing Amish market, scrumptious pretzels, travel zeal, singular sisters, and a charming Christmas market.

An Amish Proposal for Christmas is available from Amazon*.  An Amish Proposal for Christmas is the first book in the Indiana Amish Market series.  The second book in the series is Her Amish Adversary which will be out on January 24, 2023.  You can follow Vannetta Chapman on Amazon and they will notify you when she has a new book release.  Thank you so much for joining me today.  Tomorrow I am a stop on the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for Kill Them with Canvas by Bailee Abbott.  It is the second A Paint by Murder Mystery.  I hope that you have a happy day.  Joy is good for the soul.  Take care and Happy Reading!


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