Book Review: Amish Christmas at North Star

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From Book Description

“In the town of North Star, an Amish midwife delivered four babies one winter night. In four novellas by four Amish Christmas at North StarChristian fiction authors, the children’s paths align two decades later.”

My Comments

I received a complimentary galley copy of Amish Christmas at North Star  to read and review from one of the Senior Publicists at the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group. I am so glad that I had the opportunity because to read this book because I enjoyed each story so much.

The first story, Guiding Star, by Katie Ganshert tells the story of Noelle (Elle) McAllister and Chase Wellington. Elle is adopted with no knowledge of her background until she meets Chase. Elle goes to North Star and meets her Amish Family and finds love in the process.

The second novella, Morning Star, by Amanda Flower, is a mystery story revolving around Eden Hochstetler. Eden works at a candy shop and when one of her favorite customer dies, Eden’s best friend, Gina decides to investigate.

The third story, In the Stars, by Cindy Woodsmall, tells the tale of Savilla and her beloved, Kore. Unable to conceive, Savilla breaks up with Kore, believing she is doing the right thing. Unfortunately, she doesn’t explain to Kore her reasoning which causes all sorts of misunderstandings.

The final story, Star of Grace, is all about Andy Danner who leaves down after his girlfriend, Nellie breaks up with him. His brother, Sam, wanting Andy home for Christmas no matter what, does all he can to make it happen. Yet troubles come making the return trip almost impossible.

Each story is so different, and yet they are equally wonderful, engaging, and so fun to read. To be honest, I am a little biased given that Cindy Woodsmall is one of my favorite authors, so I sort of gravitated to her story right away. However, after reading them all, I couldn’t pick a favorite among the four novellas – even if I was pushed.

The characters are lovely, and I felt almost an immediate connection with the main characters. As I was reading each story, I felt like I could be friends with some of the characters if they were real. It is a bit of a shame that they are not. 🙂

In addition, I so loved how the book ended with the epilogue which weaved all the characters from each story together. It was so well done and such a sweet ending to the book.

I know it is a little bit early, nevertheless, if you are looking for a fun, easy book to get you into the Christmas spirit, you will enjoy this book. I give Amish Christmas at North Star four (4) stars.


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Awesome Authors: Cindy Woodsmall

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I am fairly new to Cindy Woodsmall’s books. I had the opportunity to read a few of her books, including A Love Undone and Ties That Bind, and I am in the process of reading a four-story book that includes a story by Cindy Woodsmall.

Ties that Bind by Cindy WoodsmallOver the years, I have read quite a few love-inspired Amish novels from several different authors and Cindy Woodsmall is definitely one of my favorites. Her characters are relatable and likeable, her stories are engaging in such a way that the reader can’t help but keep turning the pages, and she doesn’t shy away from unusual or difficult topics.

In addition, Woodsmall’s stories are the perfect “easy reads” to bring to the beach during the hot days of summer or to curl up with on the couch during the blustery, cold days of winter.

Thus, if someone was new to Amish fiction novels, or was looking for love-inspired romance novels that are free from the usual graphic romance novels, I would absolutely recommend she start with one of Cindy Woodsmall’s books.


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