iPad Giveaway and Facebook Party | A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher

**Update – winners from FP party and iPad giveaway announced here.

Welcome to the blog tour and “Christmas in September” fun for Suzanne Woods Fisher’s A Lancaster County Christmas! To make the book’s release all the more merrier – Suzanne and her publisher, Revell, are giving away an iPad Prize Pack (valued at over $600) and hosting A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook partyon 9/27. They’ll be giving away copies of the book, sets of The Lancaster County Secrets series and a few Christmas presents! Mark your calendars.

And be sure to visit the bloggers’ blogs (full listing below) – several of them have copies of the book to give away!

A wonderful read and a great feel good story. Once I began I did not want to put it down. The characters were so lifelike I found myself routing for each of them as they faced their personal struggles in the story. Fisher is a master storyteller. 5 stars. -blog review

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A Fragile Hope (Abingdon Press, April 2017)

Hope grows when seeds are planted—even in the muddy middle of life.

Josiah Chamberlain’s life’s work revolves around repairing other people’s marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife’s unexplained distance, and then threatened further when she’s unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds his expertise, quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly broken.

Feeling betrayed, confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what’s left of his faith fail him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?

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Suzanne Woods Fisher

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Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including “Amish Peace.” She is also the coauthor of an Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your mobile device! Download the Free App! http://bit.ly/10Tygyi

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With her trademark plot twists and attention to detail, Suzanne Woods Fisher offers readers a beautiful Christmas story of love, forgiveness, and what truly matters in life.

Don’t miss a merry moment during the “Christmas in September” promotion. Be sure to enter the iPad giveaway (9/7-9/26) and save the date for A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party on 9/27! Hope to see you there.

Suzanne and Revell will be presenting one merry winner with a Christmas Prize Pack (valued at over $600):

  • A Brand New iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
  • $25 gift certificate to iTunes
  • A copy of A Lancaster County Christmas

To enter, click one of the icons below. But, hurry the giveaway ends on 9/26.

Winner will be announced at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party on 9/27 at Suzanne’s author page. During the party she’ll be revealing something BIG – you won’t want to miss it. She’ll also be hosting a book chat, trivia contest and giving away a few early Christmas presents!

Reviews

9/7

Mocha with Linda A delight. I loved the juxtaposition of Jaime and C. J., a modern couple who would appear to “have it all” yet find themselves increasingly dissatisfied, and Mattie and Sol, who seem to have so little yet come to realize how blessed they are. Jaime and Mattie both have a lot to learn from each other, and their lessons are ones we can all take to heart. Highly recommended!  

Pamela at MommieCEOs

Karla at Quiet Quilter This twisting plot keeps you reading late into the night!!! Suzanne’s ability to engage you in this truly amazing Amish story is unbelievable. I could NOT put this book down!! I MUST say- READ this book. It is an inspiration to all of us to “wait upon the Lord.”  and our needs will be met.
I absolutely loved this book!  Amish fiction being my favorite genre, I have read many stories and honestly believe this is one of the very best!!

9/8

Abi at 4 the LOVE of BOOKS Fisher makes you feel as if you’ve been transported right into the Amish community as you read.  Totally enjoyed the book.    

Susie QTpies at Scraps of Life My favorite part of the story is when Jaime was opening up and sharing with Mattie. Mattie just listened and starting making pies in the kitchen which baffled Jamie.This section is extremely heartfelt and full of strength and I have reread it several times. I also have  it marked with a sticky note so that I can go back to it and read over and when times get tough and when I feel like giving up.   

9/9

Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted WriterThe troubles that the couples face are realistically believable, and so is the situation with the teenager Zack. This is the second book I have read from author Suzanne Woods Fisher, and I look forward to reading more Amish novels by her. I recommend this book to all romance readers, or someone who is looking for a sweet, charming read. This would make a great Christmas gift!

Mark at Thoughts of a Sojourner I really enjoyed this book. The theme of it is “Emmanuel, God With Us”, and through two totally different couples, the author shows that to be true. I have heard and studied a lot about the Amish, and feel that the author also does a great job of portraying how they live.

Valentina at Carabosse’s Library This is a lovely story, not what I usually read, but one I’m glad I picked up.The atmosphere is the best thing about it. There is such a cozy feeling throughout the novel, with winter winds gusting and the characters all inside a warm cabin. The plot is an interesting one. Lots of twists to the characters, which make the book read more like a literary novel than anything else. The characters were also well-crafted. All of them had many dimensions, so that they really came to life on the pages. The way that the Amish characters play off the “English” characters makes for fascinating moments. There is obviously a lot of research about the way the Amish live which shows in all the details. Not only is it a wonderful, heart-warming story, but it also teaches the readers a bit about the little-known customs of this intriguing religious group. For all of you who enjoy cozy novels full of nuances and complex storylines, this one is definitely for you.   

Laurie Here Reading and Writing Reviews Little does each woman know, each of them has separate but similar problems to work out in their marriages.  How can a “plain” couple and an Amish couple have similar marital problems?  Two couples, from completely different backgrounds, have something in common, much more so than they could ever have imagined. During their many discussions together, more mayhem occurs.  They both continue and encourage each other about very important things in their lives. It is the perfect Christmas read! Suzanne Woods Fisher is a wonderful novelist. Enjoyably delicious! 5 out of 5 star Holiday Reading.

9/10

Nise’ at Under the Boardwalk I don’t read much Amish fiction, but I am glad I read this one. I liked it that there was not the immediate (magnified) distrust/dislike between the “English” and “Plain People” that I’ve read in other books. Each “side” was willing to listen, trust and work together. I hope that books like this help us to understand and be willing to accept others that are different than us. This is a touching, emotional story that reminded me of the mystery and power of prayer, as well as not allowing circumstances to regulate my faith.

Maggie at Tethered Mommy I loved how Fisher intertwined the “fancy” and “plain” worlds in this book.  It really put many things into perspective for me.  What shows the most is that all of us stray from God at one time or another, in one way or another. I also admire how Fisher does not clean up the story at the end. I saw it as an invitation to think about how I would have written the next chapters of each of these character’s lives.

Heidi at Starts At Eight A short read, but worth reading on many levels.

Janelle at Cole Clan Adventures Delightful story. This is a charming and very quick read. One that will leave you feeling very satisfied.

Karla at Ramblin’ Roads Suzanne’s stories are always well-researched with believable characters, a heart-warming story with a good reminder that God is always with us– and that’s really what Christmas is all about.

9/12

Anne at Mommy Has to Work  It’s one of those books you just can’t put down.

Ruth at This That and the Other Thing An interesting read. As I’ve said in other reviews, Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of the best out there at writing Amish fiction. In this relatively short read we gain insight into the Fitzpatrick’s marital discord, and from where in their personal histories those problems spring.  We see the Riehls learn that their ways aren’t always God’s ways.

April’s Lifestyle Show The story is that of two different couples and their inner issues with themselves. It was a treat to read and I now cannot wait to read more of Suzanne’s Woods Fishers novels!

Mindy at A Room without Books is Empty A fast enjoyable read that will make you stop and think about what is really important during the holiday season.  She has written another winner!! 

Mary Ann at A Mom With A Blog This was my first Suzanne Fisher Woods novel and I loved it! It’s also the first Amish novel I’ve read… and it won’t be the last. And then throw in Christmas and you have everything you need for a wonderful, heartwarming book. The winter setting was inviting and the characters lovable. They all mixed together very well. Who would know that a chance meeting at a doctors office could lead to new friendships, healing, and restoration. A great story for the Christmas season… or any time.

9/14

Danielle at The Happy Wife I have discovered a favorite in Suzanne Woods Fisher. In a Lancaster County Christmas, Suzanne does it again.  I was able to feel as though I was right in Mattie Riehl’s kitchen standing alongside her and Jaime as they discovered just how alike their lives are, even though they live in very different worlds. The book was a quick read and perfect to read during the often hectic Christmas season. The story has several characters that are discovering both who they are and the depths of their most important relationships. I enjoyed reading this book immensely and recommend it to all who enjoy a heartwarming story.  

Vic’s Media Room In “A Lancaster County Christmas” Suzanne Woods Fisher gives us a different kind of Christmas story; one that is really human with lots of heart.That is the beauty of “A Lancaster County Christmas” it very nicely gives a reason why an Amish family and an English or Non-Amish family have to spend time together. And it is during this time of forced togetherness that God is able to let each family help the other family over their individual hurts. Each family has what the other family needs and it is great to watch it play out over the course of the two days. By itself it is a nice story but it is even nicer because it is a Christmas story and a lot of fun. I recommend this book.

Shari at The Knit Wit I found the book a quick read, and an enchanting story that really draws you in.  Also you may just learn about yourself from their stories.

Caroline at Happy Four This book is amazing on all levels. This modern day Christmas story opens your heart to step back and realize what needs to be treasured each day of the year. Suzanne permits the reader to understand the struggles of the characters regarding life choices and fears. This book will touch you in a deep way and will remain with you after the last word is read. I have a deeper appreciation of the Amish and their focus on God and each other. I can’t recommend Suzanne’s books enough and encourage you to purchase this for yourself and your friends. This book resulted in me wanting to unplug and recharge my soul and appreciation for eternal things. A must read!

Splashes Of Joy The author weaves together a story of difficulties, heartaches, love, family, priorities, with characters so realistic that you feel like you are in Lancaster County with the Amish Riehl family. I love this book and I highly recommend it to anyone to read.

9/15

Laurel at Snowflakes to Hotcakes, with Bits of Grace I loved this book. A really heartwarming, encouraging story that is good to read any time of year, not just Christmas. 

Bab’s Book Bistro I loved the book. I have recently started reading the Amish genre and this is a must read. The author does a wonderful job through out the book. What starts out as tense turns to joy and a cozy read. I will be reading more books by Suzanne Woods Fisher.

Laura at Lighthouse Academy A LANCASTER COUNTY CHRISTMAS is a sweet story about very real characters who are struggling to get things right. About letting go, and letting God. About even believing that a good, kind God could allow bad things to happen to good people. And it’s set in Lancaster County, during winter, with back-to-back blizzards coming in. The entire story took place during a three day time period, and there were six points of view included in it, telling the story from their stand points. There’s a saying, “you see what you see because you are where you are.” This is brought to life as you see the story through the different characters’ eyes. 

Briana at I Can’t Decide I enjoyed this story! Suzanne has a way of drawing you in to the lives of her characters which makes her books hard to put down. I learned more about Amish traditions, Search and Rescue, Eagles, and loss. I liked the way the characters contrasted against each other. When Mattie, the Amish woman suffering from grief over her recent miscarriage, was down Jaime, the “English” woman, was able to accidentally help her draw on her faith in God. Mattie was able to help Jaime see her problems in a different light which also helped her turn to God. A Lancaster County Christmas was an all around good book. There were so many different elements woven together that I learned new facts, was inspired, and entertained. I enjoyed my visit in Lancaster County for Christmas. This book would make a lovely gift.

Charlene at Quintessentially Quilly  It didn’t matter that we were having our own mini heat wave and I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt while sitting under the ceiling fan — it was Christmas and a blizzard had stranded me in a Lancaster County home with two very different couples.  I was totally transfixed as they got to know each other and help each other discover and/or reconnect with what matters most in life.

9/16

Michelle at Our Little Corner of the World A great book.      

Molly at Reviews By Molly I definitely give this novel a high 5 Book rating. It’s the way to go, to start the holiday season off early! The sights of Lancaster County in the snow and winter, the sounds of the horse and buggies and the music, all of it will touch your heart and transport you to the heart of the story! Another home run from Ms. Fisher and I can’t wait for her new novels to be released! She is a seasoned Amish novelist and one who definitely knows how to keep her readers happy! 

Gretta at The Johns Family With Fisher’s extensive knowledge of Amish culture, she brings her characters to life in an honest, believable way that keep you engaged in the story from start to finish.  This book is a wonderful reminder that God is always with us – through the good and the bad and this story will warm your heart and excite you for the Christmas season.

Patricia at Dream A Little Dream Suzanne Woods Fisher is the kind of writer whom readers know they can expect an excellent plot deftly written, a message of hope and a great deal of Amish wisdom along a good dose of humour! There is something wholesome about Suzanne Woods Fisher’s stories and her acute knowledge of the Amish society always attracts! It is the true gift of a good author to be able to make any reader see the plain life of Amish families, feel the snow flakes on his/her face, the warmth of a love shared by people who truly care about each other, the anxiety experienced by someone who is once again disappointed by events they cannot control and most important the steadfastness of God’s love for all! Suzanne Woods Fisher is such an author!

Wendi’s Book Corner A Lancaster County Christmas is one of the first Christmas books for 2011! … and it is certainly one you shouldn’t miss. An unusual toy left behind at the doctor’s office brings together an Amish family and a very regular couple for an unforgettable and heart-touching holiday. I found things to adore about both Mattie and Jamie, two women from such different worlds who may not be as different as they think. The story flowed very smoothly and made for an easy and enjoyable read, perfect for the upcoming holiday season. The thing that makes Suzanne Woods Fisher’s books so special is the gentleness with which she writes and the subtle inspirational truths woven throughout the story. 

9/17

Shonda at The Knowlton Nest This story is about healing and being content with the gifts God gives even if they don’t align with desires.  At first, the contrast between these two women is vast but as the book progresses, the gap begins to close. This book had multiple themes and stories within stories. As the book ended I became endeared to all the characters and was glad to see how Jaime and Mattie responded to the blessings they were already given.

Karen’s Korner  This book was a wonderful read and a great feel good story.  Once I began I did not want to put it down.  The characters were so lifelike I found myself routing for each of them as they faced their personal struggles in the story.  Fisher is a master storyteller.  This was her first book I have read and I cannot wait to get my hands on more.  She is phenomenal.  I would give this book 5 stars easily.

Mel at MamaBuzz Suzanne Woods Fisher has been one of my favorite authors for awhile. She knows how to weave a story together so that it leaves you wanting to read more. Her latest book, A Lancaster County Christmas, is another great read that is perfect for curling up with on a cool fall day.

Chrystal at Self Employed Writer Warm and heartfelt. It is sure to be a Christmas treasure to share year after year.

9/19

Musings By Lynn If you enjoy Amish fiction in a Christmas setting, if you love a sweet story, filled with family values, this book is perfect! As I am reviewing this, the weather is still warm, but I can imagine curling up around the fire, sitting in my favourite chair, cuddled in a cozy blanket or quilt, and thorougly enjoying this story.The story connects the lives of individuals, especially two women, who are brought together, and discover there is much to learn from each other.      

Loren at Heart of A Bookworm This is a story of friendship, faith, and learning the Power of Gods perfect timing.

9/20

Jodie at Mom’s Pace What I liked most about this story was the awesomeness of God’s plans. It was just one of those stories that I kept thinking, isn’t it funny how God can use a child’s small toy to mend relationships and to build new friendships, affecting 6 people’s lives, forever. I highly recommend this story of God’s perfect love to anyone looking for a heartwarming story in the middle of a cold time. And to peak your interest, you’ll need to read it to find out why an Amish man was called “Mr. September.” 

Julee at Mommy’s Memorandum This is a book you’ll want to curl up with as the weather turns crisp. It’s a quick read though deep in message. I’m hoping there’s a sequel in the works as I truly would love to know more about each of these woman’s journey long after the Lancaster snowstorm.

Pamela at Daysong Reflections A tender and touching story, A Lancaster County Christmas is one book that could be enjoyed each year during the holiday season. I would highly recommend it.

Libby’s Library Suzanne Woods Fisher, has done it again. She has written a book so simple, yet touching…that you come to the realization that the most wonderful miracles in life, are not spectacular, and seem by the masses. No, they are the small ones, that can’t be seen at all… they are the miracles of the heart!

Andi at Radiant Light This was a touching story and the setting was ideal. It put me right in the mood for Christmas. I am a huge fan of Suzanne Fisher and she did not disappoint in this book. I highly recommend.

Hattie at Everything Has A Purpose Each character is full bodied. Suzanne Woods Fisher’s portrayal of the Amish way of life is clear and precise. Thankfully, she did not make the Amish seem like perfect people.

Lizzie at A Dusty Frame

Marissa at The Review Stew Let me just start by saying – I LOVED THIS BOOK! Sometimes, I read so many Amish based books, that I catch myself feeling like I have read them all and will always know the general storyline for all of them! So I went into this book a little biased not to like it…but Suzanne definitely and quickly changed my thoughts!

9/21

Faith at Labor Not In Vain I found the depth of the characters’ emotions and the struggles they were going through well portrayed. The main characters were well-rounded, and it wasn’t long before my heart went out to them. In other words it was a book that made a very lovely Christmas movie in my head. I could see all of it.

Jettie’s Ramblings As usual, Suzanne Woods Fisher has come up with a fantastic story. Another Author that has yet to disappoint me with anything she has written. A 5 Star book.  

Paula at The Phantom Paragrapher

9/22

Becky at Christian Chick’s Thoughts A Lancaster County Christmas is a perfect winter’s evening read. It’s short (less than 200 pages), sweet, and funny. That was the biggest surprise to me–I definitely didn’t pick up this book thinking I’d laugh out loud, but I did … multiple times! Besides being a talented storyteller, Fisher is funny! This book is also serious, dealing with disintegrating marriages, parent-child relationships, troubled teens, and floundering faith. This was my first Suzanne Woods Fisher book, but I doubt it will be my last.

Sheila at Showcase Sisters I first came to know Mattie and Sol when I read “The Choice” so it was nice to “see” some familiar faces. Overall, I really enjoyed this book – I felt the writing and character realism was *spot on*, that the story flowed naturally. I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars!

Donna at Books and Such This book was a real page turner for me. The stories were similar, yet so very different. Heartache come in so many forms, yet makes us all vulnerable to walking away from God. As the story unfolded, I found myself drawn to each of the characters for different reasons and would love to read more about them! This story will encourage you to let go and let God. It is a perfect gift for the Christmas season, and book clubs will love the discussion questions at the end. 

Staci at 7 on a Shoestring The book was an enjoyable read and I am looking forward to reading more by Suzanne.

Billie the Girl It was so nice to read about married couples, so many of the books I review are “first love” stories, which is all fine and good, but I found it refreshing to read a book that acknowledges the hardships don’t end once you ride off into the sunset on your wedding day.

9/23

Melanie at So Many Books.. So Little Time A story of friendship based on the love of Christ. The couples have the weekend to get to know one another, share their stories and grow. A time of healing inside of themselves while the storm outside rages. A weekend of renewal, with twists and turns to keep your finger turning the pages!. I just loved the character development and honesty of each of the characters. By the end of the book the reader really has a sense of who the characters are and where God is leading them.

Ponderings by Andrea I love the fact that this book featured a character from one of Suzanne’s previous novels from the ‘Lancaster County Secrets’ series, ‘The Choice,’ Solomon Riehl! I often am felt wanting to know ‘the rest of the story’ – and this time, I was able to visit Solomon again. It was wonderful! As usual, Suzanne’s story is full of interesting side plots.

Carrie at Farming On Faith This story draws the outside world into the charm of the Amish world
 in a very meaningful way. Jamie is an Englisher who has her world inside out. Mattie is an Amish wife who is struggling with God’s will for her life. Who knew that when circumstances brought them together that they would help each other find God’s love through their new found friendship. What a breath of fresh air~ Great book. Once again Suzanne out did herself!

Shoopette’s Book Reviews This rather short book was a breeze to read—I read it in a day—but it was not breezy or light in its meaning. A Lancaster County Christmas is a unique and engaging novel that makes you think about what truly matters in life.

JHS at Colloquium A wonderful holiday gift. Tender and uplifting – inbued with holiday spirit.

9/24

Kelli at The Zen of Motherhood

Carol at Books Before Food

Kat at Reviews From The Heart Once again have to applaud Suzanne Woods Fisher for bringing home a classic Christmas story with a twist of faith. This book will reunite the reader with what is most important during the holiday season, it isn’t about what we can buy, but the people we share it with no matter how different they may be. I rate this one a perfect 5 out of 5 stars!

Tracy‘s Treasure of Books This is a thoroughly enjoyable and touching story that Ms. Fisher has shared with us. The story is so simple but powerful. I enjoyed getting to know these couples and especially the character, Danny. Ms. Fisher nailed his 6-year old character full of inquisitiveness right on the head. Also, when a story can bring a small tear to my eyes, you know it involves something special and tender and this book definitely has that touch to it.

Brynna at Joy Filled Living As always, wonderfully written. Suzanne Woods Fisher can make an intricate, emotional story flow so smoothly that it can be nearly impossible to get yourself to put the book down!!

Amber at Seasons of Humility Authentic characters learning about the simple and powerful message of Emmanuel – God with us – at Christmastime. And the sweet simplicity is refreshing, indeed!

Megan at The joys of life This is such a heartwarming Christmas story.

Lori at Frog’s Lilypad A good story of hope, forgiveness and communication.

Julie Arduini: The Surrendered Scribe

9/26

Michelle at Life in Review I very highly recommend this book! The story is beautifully written. It will hook you right from the start and you will grow to care about these wonderful characters. I love the way she puts the English couple and the Amish couple side by side in this story. It really adds to the dramatic differences in the two ways of life. I am a really big fan of Suzanne Woods Fisher and have loved all of her books that I have read!

Marjorie at The Writer’s Tool The characters and their struggles have reached out to grab me. Immediately I identified with both women in the story as I have walked similar paths as they are experiencing. From reading Suzanne’s other books, I know that this will prove to be a satisfying read even as it challenges my faith. I highly recommend putting A Lancaster County Christmas on your Christmas reading list this year.

Linda at Christian Book Reviews I truly enjoyed the story on many levels–the humorous, dangerous,  life-changing, and heartwarming–which you will experience as you read the story.  I do believe it’s a Christmas story that could change your life, also!  Definitely a Divine encounter.

Ariel at The Librarian’s Bookshelf This short book touched me from the start. The two families are so different, but they come together so quickly. They need each other, as different each their lives might be. Their endearing interactions made me appreciate families and Christmastime so much more! Definitely a beautiful Amish read.

Ashley’s Bookshelf I like that the author shows flaws in the marriages of both couples. It isn’t that the Amish marriage is perfect, but that they have God that makes theirs a lasting relationship. CJ and Jamie’s issues are mostly things that they could work out with a little help as long as they BOTH tried. The extra characters, like the nephew and son are well written and developed and just fit perfectly! 

Kristie at Family, Scrapbooks and Coffee Again, Suzanne Woods Fisher sucks you into the life of an Amish family, in this instance, a family we have met before in The Choice, Mattie and Sol Riehl. I loved returning to have a peek into the family they’ve become.  Therein, lies the heart of the story. Their family. A strong message and a wonderful story. I loved each and every moment of this book!  

6/27

Christy at Home of OHM I was very impressed. Essentially it’s the heartwarming story of being stranded on an Amish Farm at Christmas. We escape the fast-paced world and feel the personal struggles of the characters. We learn that it’s not things that are important, but the value of friends and family. I found that reading a tale that takes place during Christmas took me away from the stresses of the back to school season(routines, meal planning, etc). It was a quick and easy read. The perfect book to escape with over a weekend with a cozy blanket and lots of tea. I recommend it!  

Tammy Is Blessed The setting and writing produced a wonderfully cozy feeling, a perfect book to curl up by the fireside and read on a cold, wintry night. I love how the Amish and “English” worlds intertwine in this book and how both sides have something to learn from each other. Despite their vastly different backgrounds, both women have similar needs, yearnings and problems and the characters are believable (and likable) as they work through these issues. A charming, quick read, perfect for Christmastime!

Maureen at Simply Stacie Suzanne Woods Fisher has a gift for writing poignant novels that accurately reflects the Amish lifestyle drawing on rich story lines and believable characters. This holiday inspired Amish novel was particularly intriguing to me because it transported me to a place and time that is devoted to life, love and family. I was immediately drawn to the main character and her longing for a new child, as I too understand the pain of loss and constant struggle of wondering whether I would ever become a mother (thankfully, I was finally blessed with three amazing children). I especially enjoyed the realistic interactions between the Amish and English characters and the underlying message of faith, hope and grace through a series of challenges. It is a wonderful and charming Christmas novel and one of my favorite stories by this talented author. 

Jennifer at Reflections in the Window From the first page I felt as if I was transported right into the story.  I could feel the cold snow hitting my face, the smell of the fresh pies being baked in Mattie’s oven.  I especially love the section where Jamie is opening up to Mattie.  This is truly a heartfelt book.  This is a book you will not want to put down.  I love the way Suzanne Fisher Woods makes you feel as if you are sitting right in the middle of the characters.  I highly recommend this book.  

Tracy‘s Nook The twists and turns in this book, and the realism, really do keep you engaged and wanting more.

Lauri at Knits, Reads and Reviews Suzanne Woods Fisher never disappoints me, and this story line was quite fun to read!  A spoiled Englisher meets up with an Amish family, sounds like a key to disaster, but in reality maybe it’s just what she needed. The book will warm your heart.

Joyce at Deco My Heart I absolutely loved this book. Suzanne has an awesome gift for writing, you feel what she is describing. The hurt from a suspected affair, the fear of your child missing, the love for a pet, and the joy of celebrating Christ at Christmas. She is a wonderful writer. What I really like about her writing is the way she tells the story and brings God into the picture and reveals His plans, she gets her message across in a wonderfully written story