Monday, November 2, 2015

Amish Christmas At North Star {Four Stories of Love and Family}

I love all things Christmas! It is not a secret in my family. I also love Cindy Woodsmall. She can write Amish fiction so well it makes me feel like I am actually in the book. She has collaborated with Mindy Starns Clark, Emily Clark, Amanda Flower, and Katie Ganshert to write Amish Christmas at North Star. It is a four-part story that interlinks the characters to create a unique story with one person in common throughout. I love this kind of book because you get four stories for the price of one.

The common thread in each novella is Rebekah, the midwife who delivered four babies in North Star, Pa. twenty five years ago. Each story follows one of the baby's all grown up.

In the first story, Guiding Star by Katie Ganshert, an Englischer named Chase Wellington is investigating the disappearance of an Amish baby from twenty-five years ago. It leads him to Iowa where he finds Elle McAllister and his revelations could turn her world upside down.

The second story, Mourning Star by Amanda Flower, is about a young girl named Eden Hochstetler and the death of her friend Isaac. She is curious to find out who is guilty of his death, Isaac's great-nephew Jesse, who is also an Englischer, or someone else? I love a good mystery and this one was very well written.

Third, we have In The Stars by Cindy Woodsmall. Kore Detweiler is in love with Savilla Beiler but her feelings are not of love. She rejects his love and thinks she will never see him again. A phone call from far away sends Kore and Savilla back together again. They must help one another in a crisis and just may find love in one another after all.

In the fourth novella, Star of Grace written by mother-daughter duo Mindy Starns Clark and Emily Clark, Andy Danner leaves North Star to join a new Amish settlement in Mississippi.His little brother plans to bring him home for Christmas to reunite with his one-time love Nellie. The two were meant to be together but can they get past their differences and move into a future with love?

I definitely enjoyed reading this book and it got me ready for more Christmas reading. With the holidays coming up I would add this to my list to give away to someone who loves Amish fiction.

*I was given this book by Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are solely my own.*

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