12 Days of Christmas with Colleen Coble, Tricia Goyer, and Beth Wiseman

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas with your hosts Colleen Coble, Tricia Goyer, and Beth Wiseman! Learn more about each of their books as well as a host of other titles to ring in the Christmas spirit and warm your heart.

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HarperCollins Christian is giving away 10 copies of 12 different books each day between November 1-12th. Then on the 12th join Colleen, Tricia and Beth for a merry Facebook party {5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern} and ring in the holiday season.

ENTER each day’s giveaway here.

RSVP for the Christmas Party here!

Good luck and hope to see you on the evening of the 12th!

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{More about Holy Night and Silent Night}

Aloha Reef Christmas eNovellas

Holy Night:

One sinister phone call has derailed their wedding. Will they let it tear them apart forever?

A Christmas wedding on the beach—what could be more perfect? Poinsettias and fragrant pikake blossoms, soft sand and mistletoe, the gentle sound of the surf and the wedding march played on a ukulele. This wedding has been a long time coming, with Bane’s trust issues and Leia’s worries about her childlike sister, Eva.

Now they can hardly wait for the day to arrive. Thrilled to be a bridesmaid, Eva keeps trying on her ruffled dress. The tent is reserved, the caterers paid. Everything is going as planned—until Leia’s phone rings and her world skids out of control. A muffled voice informs Leia that Eva’s been kidnapped and will be killed unless Leia calls off the wedding without explanation—and no police! If she disobeys instructions and tells Bane, she’ll risk her beloved sister’s life. But how can she ever handle this without his help? And how can he ever trust her if she lies to him now?

Purchase a copy here.

Silent Night:

As Christmas day nears, Bree and her faithful search-and-rescue dog Samson follow the trail of a troubling mystery into the snowy forests of Rock Harbor.

Bree Matthews is preparing for Christmas guests, but her heart is reeling from the recent and tender loss of her unborn child. Her sister-in-law, Lauri, suddenly turns up on the doorstep of the lighthouse home Bree shares with her husband, Kade, in Rock Harbor. Secretive and withdrawn, Lauri seems curiously intent on discovering what happened to a parachuter who disappeared in the North Woods along Lake Superior’s icy shore.

As Bree and Samson, her search-and-rescue dog, plunge into the search, Bree wonders if Lauri may know more than she’s admitted about the parachuter. And then the clues lead them to the trail of a young woman whose family fears the worst about her disappearance.

Will the search on this snowy, silent night lead Bree and Samson to more than clues about the missing girl? And will Bree’s prayer for a baby ever be answered?

Purchase a copy here.

Learn more at Colleen’s website.

{More about A Christmas Gift for Rose}

Inspired by a true story, A Christmas Gift for Rose is a heartwarming novella of sacrifice and deep love.

Born in the midst of the hardships of The Great Depression, Rose grew up in Berlin, Ohio, in the arms of a loving Amish family. But she is overwhelmed by self-doubt when she learns the truth of her birth. She was born Englisch and abandoned when her family moved West in search of work. Was she meant to be Amish or would she have been better off growing up with her own kind—Englischers? And was her intended’s gift of discovering her birth family given out of love or fear?

Don’t miss award-winning author Tricia Goyer’s first Christmas novella.

Purchase a copy here.

Learn more at Tricia’s website.

{More about Plain Peace}

A Daughters of Promise book.

Anna’s grandfather seems determined to ruin her Rumspringa . . . and any hopes she has of finding a husband.

Anna Byler should be enjoying her Rumspringa as allowed by her faith. But because of the strict rules enforced by her grandfather—the bishop—the available suitors in town are afraid to court her. Even Anna’s grandmother is keeping a big secret from Anna’s grandfather in an effort to keep the peace. Under her grandfather’s oppressive watch, Anna begins to feel her faith slipping and wonders if God has forsaken her.

Jacob Hostetler and his family have relocated to Lancaster County following a family tragedy in Ohio. As his family struggles to rebuild their lives, Jacob is forced to act as head of the household when his father is unable to cope with recent events. It’s been a long time since Jacob has felt any joy. Until he meets Anna Byler. But will Anna’s grandfather succeed at keeping them apart? And can Jacob put the past behind him and open his heart?

Purchase a copy here.

Learn more at Beth’s website.

Colleen Coble

{More About Colleen Coble}

USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several romantic suspense novels including “Tidewater Inn,” “Rosemary Cottage,” and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series. Her books have sold more than 3 million copies.

Find out more about Colleen at http://www.colleencoble.com/.

Tricia Goyer

{More About Tricia Goyer}

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and “Lead Your Family Like Jesus,” (co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children. You can find out more about Tricia at www.TriciaGoyer.com.

Find out more about Tricia at http://triciagoyer.com.
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Beth Wiseman

{More About Beth Wiseman}

Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold over 1.3 million books, her novels have held spots on multiple Bestseller lists. She was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. Her first book in the Land of Canaan series–“Seek Me With All Your Heart”–was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. Beth lives in Texas with her family.

Find out more about Beth at http://bethwiseman.com.

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Harper Collins Christian Publishing authors to host live chat with readers

Christmas themed party will allow readers to interact with best-selling authors

Seattle: Harper Collins Christian Publishing best-selling authors Colleen Coble, Tricia Goyer and Beth Wiseman will host a live Christmas-themed Facebook chat on November 12 at 8:00 PM EDT. During the hour-long event to kick off the holiday season, the authors will be introducing readers to their new releases and holiday titles, answering reader questions and giving away prizes.

“One of my favorite things about Christmas is spending time with friends. I’m excited about coming together with writer friends and readers in this event,” says Goyer. It’s always fun to laugh, to share life and to celebrate together . . . despite the miles.”

Starting November 1, for the 12 days leading up to the author chat, a different book will be featured in a daily giveaway on the Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction Facebook page (tnzfiction), including Goyer’s A Christmas Gift for Rose, Wiseman’s Plain Peace and Coble’s eNovellas Holy Night and Silent Night. Ten copies of each book will be given away and three grand prize winners from all of the entries received will be selected. The three grand prizes will be a Skype chat with Coble, Goyer or Wiseman as well as a full set of all 12 featured books. The12 Days of Christmas Celebration and author chat will be held and promoted in conjunction with a 20-stop blog tour being coordinated by Litfuse Publicity Group.

“In the publishing world, Christmas starts in late summer, when we start finalizing plans for our holiday promotions,” explains Katie Bond, Director of Marketing & Publicity, Fiction, Thomas Nelson & Zondervan. “Great Christmas stories are an important part of many families’ holiday traditions, and it’s always exciting for us to present new titles to the world and remind readers of the holiday classics that continue to touch hearts every year. We’re thrilled to launch this 12 Days of Christmas Celebration!”

In addition to discussing their new releases, the authors will be sharing their favorite Christmas traditions, chatting with readers, asking holiday-related trivia questions and giving away books and gift certificates. The winners of the grand prizes from the contest will also be announced at the end of the evening.

The authors are as excited for the Facebook event as their readers. “Christmas has always been my favorite time of year, but it’s especially wonderful now that I have a granddaughter! Yummy food, lots of laughter and the warmth of family and friends — I can’t wait to share a bit of early Christmas cheer with my reader friends,” Coble shares.

“I’m so excited to be involved in this Facebook chat with Colleen and Tricia,” adds Wiseman. “In addition to the fun giveaways, it’s always great to connect with readers. I’m really looking forward to it!”

Readers can RSVP to the Facebook chat any time between now and November 12 by visiting the Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction Facebook page. All fans are encouraged to invite their friends to join in the fun.

About the authors:

Colleen Coble is the author of more than forty books, including her most recent, Rosemary Cottage, a USA Today bestseller. Some of her most recent novels are Lonestar Angel, The Lightkeeper’s Ball, Blue Moon Promise, and Anathema, an Amish suspense. Along with her best author friends, Coble has also written novellas for the Smitten series. Smitten Book Club is scheduled for January 2014 release.

Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, ACFW Carol Award, RWA’s RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly two million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail.

Coble is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.

Readers can connect with Colleen Coble via her website, ColleenCoble.com, as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@colleencoble).

Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of one, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published 33 books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com. Tricia is also on the blogging team at MomLifeToday.comTheBetterMom.com and other homeschooling and Christian sites.

In addition to her roles as mom, wife and author, Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently leads a Teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, AR. Tricia, along with a group of friends, recently launched www.NotQuiteAmishLiving.com, sharing ideas about simplifying life. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired.

Learn more about Tricia Goyer at www.triciagoyer.com, on Facebook or via Twitter (@triciagoyer).

Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series.  All of her books have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA Bestseller List.  She is a two- time recipient of the prestigious Carol Award, two-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award and an INSPY Award winner.  Her first book in the Land of Canaan series, Seek Me With All Your Heart, was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. 

Wiseman has a deep affection for the Amish and their simpler way of life, and while she plans to continue writing Amish love stories, she is also branching out into other areas.  Her first non-Amish, contemporary, Need You Now, was released in April 2012. She enjoyed writing the story based in a town near where she lives, and she’s chosen another small Texas town for her latest non-Amish contemporary, The House that Love Built. In between her contemporary releases, she will be writing more Amish novellas.

Beth and her husband are empty-nesters enjoying country life in Texas with two dogs, two cats, five goats and two pigs. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, paint and enjoy time with friends and family.

She hangs out at Fans of Beth Wiseman on Facebook and loves hearing from readers. Wiseman can also be found at bethwiseman.com and on Twitter (@bethwiseman).

For more information about the live Facebook chat, contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Reviews

  • Three authors, four books and a whole lot of reading pleasure! Here’s my take on these talented authors’ books:

    Holy Night – Colleen Coble revisits her Aloha Reef series in this Christmas themed novella featuring Leia and Bane. This novella may be short in length, but long on suspense, romance and that Hawaiian feel that fans of this series love. Perfect reading on a cold December evening when you are longing for warm breezes and a little romance.

    Silent Night – The characters in Colleen’s popular Rock Harbor series are reunited for a Christmas season to remember. But first some search and rescue suspense is in order. There’s warm family times to balance the frigid air surrounding the action in this novella length book. Another good choice for fireside reading during the holidays.

    A Christmas Gift for Rose – A Christmas Gift for Rose combines the best of Tricia Goyer’s writing genres, Amish and historical, with the Christmas spirit to create a lovely holiday gift for her readers. The setting is Ohio Amish country just following WWII. America is just learning about the cost of sacrifice for the young men who served overseas. A beautiful portrayal of God’s desire for His people to belong not only to Him but to each other.

    Plain Peace – The final chapter in Beth Wiseman’s Daughters of The Promise series, Plain Peace can easily be read as a standalone. Love vs. legalism and compassion vs. judgment are the themes of this touching contemporary novel. And while the Amish seek to live a simple life, it is clear that trouble and trials are universal. God’s grace, love and mercy shine from the pages of this book.

    Recommended.

  • Tricia has done it again with the telling of a great Amish story and making you feel for the characters as if you knew each of them personally.

  • Four incredible and heart warming stories that will fill your soul with love, courage and strength. Each story brings with it a variety of life lessons and touches your heart. They remind us of the true meaning of the holiday season – of family, love, self discovery and faith.

  • This book was not at all what I expected! I guess that’s why they say never judge a book by it’s cover. Holy Night looked to me like a glorious Christmas story when in fact, it’s full of mystery and suspense, which I actually prefer!

    Holy Night is right up there with Colleen Coble’s other full length novels that I have always loved. I can’t wait to start her next Novella Silent Night. I hope it’s just as intriguing!

  • A secret, hope, family, finding where one belongs, love, God’s provisions, and sacrifice are just the beginning. This is an excellent way to kick off the season and will make a wonderful Thanksgiving/Christmas read! I highly recommend it.

  • For fans of Coble’s Rock Harbor series, “Silent Night” is a wonderful chance to catch up with Bree and Kade and their dog Samson as well as other familiar family and friends from previous novels in the series. With a wintery Christmas setting, the short novella offers a mystery that is quickly resolved as well as a surprise or two for Bree.

  • 3 Partners in shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!says:

    Holy Night; Leia is finally going to have her dream wedding. I was hooked on this novel and loved the suspense part of it. A person has claimed that he will kill her sister if she does not follow his directions.

    Silent Night; What a nice story to read during the holiday season. The author Colleen Coble has once again given us a novel of faith, love and a mystery to solve.

    A Christmas Gift For Rose; Wow! What a beautiful story. It is hard to believe that it is based on a true happening. Rose has grown up very happily except for nightmares that she cannot figure out.

    Plain Peace; Anna Byler is a young woman of faith. She sees herself denying her faith even as she struggles to do what she wants with her own life. This story has secrets that are kept and therefore causing many problems.

    • COLLEEN COBLE’S SILENT NIGHT AND HOLY NIGHT

      Silent Night….The Rock Harbor Series is one of my favorite series. It was really neat to read about a more mature Lauri too, since Kade had so many problems with her before. I just enjoyed the entire story! And this story is just what we have learned to love and expect from Colleen Coble!

      Holy Night…Colleen Coble does is again! She creates a fast pace story full of so much suspense that you just can’t put the book down. It can easily be read in one setting. The characters are awesome, so well developed that you feel like they are part of your world. Each scene that happens seems so very real.

      Written by splashesofjoy on November 8, 2013 | e
      Read my full review: http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/litfuse-presents-12-days-of-christmas-with-colleen-coble-tricia-goyer-and-beth-wiseman-plus-huge-giveaway/

    • 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS BLOG TOUR WITH COLLEEN COBLE, TRICIA GOYER, AND BETH WISEMAN

      HOLY NIGHT – I have not read any of the Aloha Reef series, but thoroughly enjoyed this novella. In her trademark style, Coble expertly weaves romance and suspense into a story that also highlights how past hurts can impact current relationships.

      SILENT NIGHT – Colleen Coble’s Rock Harbor series is well-loved by her readers, and it was a delight to revisit Bree and her family and see her on the trail with her SAR dog Samson. This is a perfect read for a cold night by the fireplace. I can’t imagine traipsing through the snow like Bree and Samson do during their searches and was happy to be warm while I read.

      Written by Mocha with Linda on November 6, 2013 | e
      Read my full review: http://mochawithlinda.blogspot.com/2013/11/12-days-of-christmas-blog-tour-with.html

    • TWO GREAT SHORT STORIES

      Holy Night – What more could you want? A wedding on the beach sounds great and at Christmas time. This novella by Colleen was a nice quick holiday read. You could almost smell the pikake blossoms (or in my case imagine their fragrance as I am not sure what they smell like) as well as the sea and hear the waves crashing as you settle in to read this book. Bane and Leia have been waiting for what seems forever for their wedding but will a phone call stop it all. There is mystery and suspense in this book that will keep you reading long into the night.

      Silent Night – I found myself wanting to reach through the book from page one to give Bree a hug. Bree has suffered a loss when her sister in law shows up. Lauri seems to have something she is hiding and starts searching to solve the mystery of a parachuter who has disappeared. This was a book full of mystery and like Holy Night kept me up late wanting to finish this book. Colleen does a good job in grabbing you very quickly and holding your attention right to the end. I have not read any other of books from the Rock Harbor series and found it very easy to follow.

      Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on November 2, 2013 |e
      Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/AZTFBJTENKT1T/ref=cm_cr_pr_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview

    • HOLY NIGHT – QUICK, FUN READ!

      Holy Night is another fun story from Colleen Coble! Although I haven’t read the other books in the Aloha Reef series, I was able to jump right in and really enjoyed getting to know Bane, Leia, Eva, and their friends/family. Bane and Leia seemed like such a “power” couple, and I was excited to see how they would respond to everything that was thrown at them. With that said, I was a little disappointed with Bane’s reaction to a few things. It just seemed … insensitive! (Perhaps reading the rest of the series will help me understand better!)

      Written by Brooke @ i blog 4 books on November 2, 2013 |e
      Read my full review: http://iblog4books.blogspot.com/2013/11/12-days-of-christmas-celebration.html

    • SILENT NIGHT – FUN STORY!

      What a fun story! I really liked Bree … she just seemed so down-to-earth and a little feisty. My kind of woman! The mystery part of the story happened pretty quickly (but the book is only 80 pages!), but it was still an intriguing plot.

      I really enjoyed the secondary story as well, which revolved around the relationship between an adoptive mom, a birth mom, and the baby given up for adoption several years prior. It was just a sweet story and really made me think.

      Written by Brooke @ i blog 4 books on November 2, 2013 |e
      Read my full review: http://iblog4books.blogspot.com/2013/11/12-days-of-christmas-celebration.html

    • This is, hands-down, without a doubt, my most favorite Tricia Goyer book so far. I have to qualify it like that because Goyer’s books keep getting better and better, but this one is beyond amazing.

      That’s probably partly because it’s a true story. I think that no matter how incredibly creative an author is, the stories that God writes are always better than what we can come up with, and this one is no exception. Based on the story told to her of an Amish person’s grandmother, it rings truth and honesty and heartache and love all at the same time.

    • A Christmas Gift For Rose is not the first book I’ve read by Tricia Goyer, I’ve read a few others, and it was another good read. I found the story very interesting and liked the characters. I liked how there were a couple surprises in the book and how my guess about something turned out to be correct.

    • Silent Night – I must say I have fallen In love with the characters of Rock Harbor. Silent Night has a great storyline with depth and just enough suspense to keep you turning the pages at a rapid pace.

      Holy Night – Holy Night is a short story, and while I don’t read novellas very often simply because of the length of the book, I found myself completely engrossed in the story.

      A Christmas Gift for Rose – I could plainly feel the war going on in Rose’s heart and mind. She was Amish but, yet, she wasn’t. It was an emotional tug of war but I loved the fact that she didn’t have to face it alone.

      Plain Peace- The storyline was just great and covered a broad range of issues such as, the death of a child, diabetes and adultery. The plot was fully developed and came to a beautiful, complete end.

    • I loved the romance between Rose and Jonathan and with all the surprises in the book this made for a great read!

    • I’m such a sucker for Christmas stories and this is one of my favorites. Goyer did a great job with the characters and storyline I wanted to keep reading nonstop but unfortunately couldn’t do that. This is an emotional tale set in the depression era. Rose discovers she was born an englischer but left with her Amish family. She also discovers she has four brothers. Now she’s torn between living an Amish or English life.

    • I loved this book, the story of Anna and Jacob and the struggles they had is heartwarming. The characters and situations are believable… a story of love, hope, and forgiveness. A wonderful feel good book perfect for Christmas time. I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

    • Though this is a short read it’s packed full of action, suspense, and romance. Love the characters, Rock Harbor, the Christmas season, everything about this novella!

    • I thought this was a good romance and enjoyed the suspense as I was expecting a heartwarming Christmas story. The characters are good people that anyone would like to have as friends.

    • I must say that when I first received a copy of this book I was not sure that I would like it. I thought to myself, “how could a man like a book about an Amish girl”? I was pleasantly surprised and to my delight this book was a reminder of what we can do with faith in God and a loving family on our side!

    • Three authors, and four books, each one will put you into the Christmas spirit. From the shores of Hawaii, to the Amish counties of Ohio, and Rock Harbor.
      Each of these books will be fan favorites, as Holy Night, and Silent Night by Colleen Coble visits her Rock Harbor series and the Aloha Reef series.
      A Christmas Gift for Rose combines Tricia Goyer’s most favored talents of history and Amish story telling.
      Plain Peace is the final chapter in Beth Wiseman’s Daughter of Promise series, which can be read as a stand alone.

      While these are novella’s they are rich in the true meaning of Christmas. Not only will they put you in the holiday spirit, they remind us all about what is important during this season.

    • Silent Night: Love Love Love this novella!!! And this author!!!…It’s a beautiful story filled with Faith, Hope, growing up, and coming together!

      Holy Night: This Novella was really entertaining!…Happy endings, fabulous scenes, and a love that goes deep is what you’ll find in Holy Night and much, much more!

      Plain Peace: I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!…Some of the scenes where hilarious and I laughed so hard while others where so touching…A Must Read and a heartwarming book all the way around!

      and A Christmas Gift for Rose: A secret, hope, family, finding where one belongs, love, God’s provisions, and sacrifice are just the beginning. This is an excellent way to kick off the season and will make a wonderful Thanksgiving/Christmas read! I highly recommend it.

    • I made a mistake I have not read the previous five books in this Rock Harbor series, however, it is a mistake I intend to correct. Bree Matthews is search-and-rescue and she has Samson, her specially trained dog to help her. The minute I hear search-and-rescue I immediately feel the immediacy of the moment. Someone is missing, there is trouble involved and there is no time to waste. Colleen Coble knows exactly how to bring all of that to the story and more. Danger, suspense, mystery, a missing parachuter, family troubles and Christmas, “Silent Night” has it all. This is a fast-paced read that will keep you flipping pages to keep up with the story. Ms. Coble has done an outstanding job. I want to have more stories about Bree Matthews at Rock Harbor.

    • Tricia Goyer has an attention to details that help draw you into the story as well, of course, as her marvelous characters. World War II and the repercussions of being in the war and being a pacifist and against it. This is the climate that Rose finds herself in when the war is over and Jonathan comes home. This is a story of the real meaning of Christmas and finding yourself and accepting others. Both Rose and Jonathan are presented in such a real manner that you feel as though they are friends of yours and when the book eventually ends you are sorry to see them go. “A Christmas Gift For Rose” is an exciting book with the romance taking top priority as each of them deals with their individual issues. Ms. Goyer has done it again. I liked this book a lot.

    • By the titles of these two novellas, I thought they were going to be your generic, something bad happens on Christmas eve, is resolved by Christmas day miracle type stories that you might find in a Lifetime movie, boy was I wrong!

    • Four books that will allow you to sit and enjoy this time of year. Each story is unique and you will love getting to know these characters. I laughed and I cried as I read these books. They stir up the emotions in a wonderful way and you’ll love how their faith in God always seems to shine through.

    • Welcome to Christmas in September. In true Tricia Goyer style she has written a heart warming Christmas novella, that is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit.

      Rose’s internal struggle with who she is and what she should do is real and very believable. She was completely dependent on her Heavenly Father which was apparent throughout the story.

      I highly recommend this book!

    • Well, Tricia Goyer has done it again with another wonderful Amish story just in time for the holidays. There is never a dull moment in this book, and I was pleased to read about the real life inspiration behind this story. This is full of emotion, love, and of course, the strength of the Amish people. Tricia is a master at painting these people flawlessly without any kind of judgment nor criticism.

    • Holy Night and Silent Night were a delight to read. Don’t think for a minute that because they are short stories that they aren’t excellent.

    • Holy night: How do you choose between the person you fell in love with and your blood? I would have to pick my sister. I do not know how I would live if something happened to her because of me. 4/5.
      Silent Night: This book was really sad. I felt for Bree and I think that every woman that has lost a child can relate. I loved Samson. He was like a modern day Lassie. He was such a good dog. 4/5
      Goyer: The newest book by Tricia Goyer is based on a true story. Tricia brings the characters to life when you read each page. Rose has grown up in a wonderful Amish family, who she thought was her own. 4/5
      Plain Peace: I always wondered if a Rumspringa was really ever strict. How can an Amish girl leave home and go somewhere that she has no idea about. How does she not get lost? 3/5

    • Kerrific says:

      Holy Night by Colleen Coble:
      I love a good mystery and that is exactly what I got from Colleen Coble’s Holy Night. The story of sisterly love is amazing! I can’t wait to read this one again!

      Silent Night by Colleen Coble:
      Silent Night is another amazing read! You’ll want to make sure you get this one when you pick up Holy Night because you won’t want to stop with just one of Colleen’s books.

      A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer:
      English or Amish? That is the big question for Rose. This story is based on a true adventure and Rose’s discovery of finding herself and where she belongs is one that will make a perfect holiday gift!

    • Kerrific says:

      I’ve loved the three of these books that I’ve been able to read. Perfect holiday classics!

    • If you’re looking for a few fun reads, look no further, from Tricia Goyer, to Beth Wiseman and Colleen Coble, you’re going to be well entertained with this great group of books!

    • Holy Night-Colleen Coble has pulled together a short and sweet story that at the same time is filled with mystery and suspense that keeps you guessing at each turn.

      Silent Night-Coble has a beautiful skill with words and an ability to drag you into a story where you can curl up and feel like you belong in the town of Rock Harbor.

      A Christmas Gift for Rose-
      A Christmas Gift for Rose is a beautiful story about love and finding yourself and finding where your home truly is. Tricia Goyer has shared with us an amazing story of love, faith and family just in time for the Christmas season. This book will pull at your heartstrings. A short and quick read, this is the book you will want to share with all your friends and family.

      Plain Peace-Beth Wiseman knows how to weave a story and create characters on all levels. Through this book you can see the struggle and process as Anna tries to figure out what to do and how to do what is best for her family. This is a beautiful story of faith and following your dreams for the future.

    • A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer
      The book is about Rose, who lives in an Amish community. She is living in the middle of The Great Depression. She is dating Johnathan, but he isn’t ready to get married. Johnathan went to fight in the Second World War, which affected Rose’s and Johnathan’s relationship. I liked reading the book–more like letting the Kindle read the book to me. It was a good listen.

    • I am generally a fan of Amish fiction, and this book was a typical one for this genre. I can’t really complain. The characters were strong, and the story was nice enough. The author has a familiar writing style, and it was nice to see the people relying on God when times were tough. It was intriguing to observe the way the Amish people have changed in light of our modern culture–that was my favorite part of the book.

    • Although I am not familiar with the characters nor this series, this was a much more enjoyable read than the author’s other Christmas book out this year. This book had a bit of mystery, excitement, and some expected romance. I enjoyed those portions of the book including the autistic girl featured in the book. I always appreciate it when author’s tackle special needs issues and demonstrate that these people can be fully functioning citizens.

    • All four of these books were absolutely stunning and the perfect reads to carry you through the upcoming holiday season!

      Holy Night combines mystery and suspense with the themes of Christmas and brings to fruition live in Hawaii! Great storyline and fantastic characters will grab your attention from the get-go and have you reading this novella very quickly! It sure did for me! A small book but large on impact to be sure.

    • Author Tricia Goyer is a favorite of mine because I love her gentle, yet meaningful stories. “A Christmas Gift For Rose” is a great example of this. Tricia takes a story straight out of history and gives it her magic storytelling touch to bring to life a wonderful holiday story of family, faith and love.

      If you enjoy Amish-themed novel, and ones with a historical touch to them, then I guarantee that you will adore “A Christmas Gift For Rose.”

    • I haven’t read any of the previous books in Colleen Coble’s Aloha Reef series, so I didn’t know what to expect when I started this book. Even though I wasn’t familiar with the characters, I still liked them and thought the story was good.

    • Silent Night was a great novella, though really short. I loved reading another story about Bree and her family – I loved the Rock Harbor series and Abomination (which is one of my favorite reads).

    • I don’t read a lot of Amish fiction, as it is not one of my favorite genres, but every once in a while it’s nice to take a break from my favorite genres and read a book that isn’t my normal cup of tea. :) I haven’t read any of Beth Wiseman’s books before Plain Peace, but I’ve heard good things about her books, so I thought this one would be a good Amish read and it was!

    • Holy Night – Suspense Filled Christmas in Hawaii:
      “Holy Night” is short but sweet and is a good way to catch up with your favorite people from one of Coble’s earlier series. It is the perfect read for a winter evening when you have only just a bit of time to indulge.

      Plain Peace –http://www.amazon.com/review/R2OLDBCF0IQHK5/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

      “Plain Peace” may be the most entertaining Amish novel I have read thus far. Although it deals with several serious issues and delivers a strong message of faith, this novel is peppered with so many humorous incidents that it kept me amused the entire time it took to read it. I especially enjoyed the scenes with Anna’s grandmother.

  • Melanie Backus says:

    Would love to win any of these books. You all are great authors and I appreciate that. I am not on Facebook so I just wanted to sen an email. Thank you!

    melback at cebridge dot net