A Lancaster County Christmas is the story of two families from very different life-styles who meet accidentally and end up changing one another. C.J. and Jaime are on their way to meet Jaime's father to spend Christmas on a cruise with him. Sol, Mattie, and Danny are an Amish family suffering from the loss of repeat miscarriages. After Jaime's doctor asks her to return the Amish boy's toy, which he left at the office, she and her husband become snowed in at the Amish family's home over Christmas. A few other events happen to keep them there for a few days but I can't tell you because that would ruin the story for you.
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. There were so many elements in this story. 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.
I think this book would make a lovely gift. I recommend it to any fans of Suzanne Woods Fisher or any fiction lover whether or not they have a fascination with the Amish.
It’s Christmas in September!
To celebrate the release of her first Christmas book, Suzanne Woods Fisher has teamed up with her publisher, Revell, to bring you the "Christmas in September" iPad Giveaway! The winner will be announced on 9/27 at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party! Details below. Tell your friends and join in the fun (9/7-9/27).
Oh and be sure to follow the blog tour here - many of the bloggers have copies of the book to giveaway!
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
But, wait! There's more! The 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! Hope to see you there.
I received a free book from LitFuse in order to write this review and have shared my honest opinion.