Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Christmas at the Amish Market by Shelley Shepard Gray

 Christmas at the Amish Market

Book Summary

Wesley is so busy running his family’s Amish market at the holidays, he barely has time for Liesl, the young woman he’s been courting for years. When she suggests her aunt Jenny could help Wesley out, he agrees to the plan. But Liesl neglected to mention her aunt is only twenty-six years old—and as charming as she is hard-working.

Jenny, still healing after a painful breakup, welcomes the distraction of working at the market. She soon realizes Wesley is everything she ever dreamed a man could be. But how can Jenny even think about romance with the man Liesl expects to marry?
But Liesl’s own feelings are more complicated than she’s willing to admit. With humor, faith, and a little help from their friends in the community, everyone might just find what their hearts are looking for this Christmas at the Amish market.
My Thoughts

Christmas at the Amish Market by Shelley Shepard Gray is a heartwarming tale.  I was immediately drawn into the story.  I like the author’s engaging writing style. It is friendly and casual.  I enjoyed getting to know Wesley, Liesl, Jenny, Roland, and little Lilly.  It does take time to like Liesl (if you look up self-centered in the dictionary, you will see a picture of her).   Wesley and Liesl have been courting for some time.  Liesl believes Wesley is the right man for her and is hoping he will propose at Christmas.  Wesley has not had much time to spend with Liesl since his father has his heart attack.  Wesley wants to make sure the market is a success in his father’s absence.  One man cannot run a bustling market on his own.  Liesl asks her Aunt Jenny who is only a couple of years older than Liesl to come work at the market.  When Liesl is not working, she is helping widower Roland and his daughter, Lilly.  As you can tell, It is going to be an eventful December for this group.  I enjoyed the descriptions of the Pinery Christmas event.  It is a place I would love to visit during the holiday season.  I like how everything tied together and the ending left me smiling.  There is drama, romance, humor, faith, and Christmas spirit in this entertaining story. Christmas at the Amish Market is cheery Christmas tale with a demanding market, long lines, a darling Lilly, courting difficulties, an attractive aunt, tempting mistletoe, and a happy holiday.

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Christmas at the Amish Market is available from Amazon*.  Shelley Shepard Gray has Coming Home coming out on November 29.  Her Heart's Desire releases on January 3, 2023, and it is the first A Season in Pinecraft Book.  If you follow Shelley Shepard Gray on Amazon, you will receive an email when she has a new book coming out.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I will be sharing my thoughts on Death on a Deadline by Joyce St. Anthony tomorrow.  It is the second book in A Homefront News Mystery series. I hope that you have a cheerful day.  Take care and Happy Reading!


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