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.