Book: An Amish Christmas
Authoress: Cynthia Keller
Formats: eBook, Hardcover, Audio
Goodreads: An Amish Christmas
Genre: Christmas, Contemporary Fiction
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Wife of James
Family money manager
The reason his family is about become penniless....
After finding themselves completely broke, Meg, James, and their 3 children are forced to pack what they can fit into the one car they actually own and head to Meg's parents in New York. But a car accident leaves them stranded in the Pennsylvania countryside. Luckily an Amish family takes them in and they learn some priceless lessons in family, friendship, and material goods.
My say: This story sucked me in rather quickly. I felt for Meg. One day she was a happy suburban mom the next day she has to sell everything and head for the hills with her screaming teenagers, frightened 9 year-old, and the man who brought ruin on them with his lies.
This story is SO different from the average Amish tale. It is about being stripped down to nothing and seeing that your family and your life still have value. It reminded me that sometimes really beautiful things can come out of life's tragedies.
My star rating: 4 out of 5 stars
My recommendation: This book is a very cool rarity. A book that discusses the Amish without being Christian Fiction. Making it perfect for anyone interested in learning more about how the Amish live.
My favorite part: Her time cooking and learning with the Amish women.
My favorite character: Her son Sam.
My cover thoughts: I like it but I don't think it adequately captures 5 regular people suddenly being submerged in Amish culture.
My kiddie-o-meter: Clean and refreshing.
My holiday cheer meter: Low Medium High
My final say: The way Meg forgives James is downright impressive.
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Fifth Entry in the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge.