Monday, September 12, 2011

Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Lancaster County Christmas, AThis is one of my favorite times of the year because I start to see Christmas stories coming out, and A Lancaster County Christmas is one of the first 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.  Jamie is suffering from the loss of her mother, while Mattie is saddened by the loss of a baby and the fear that her dreams of a big Amish family may not happen.

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.

A Lancaster County Christmas  
by Suzanne Woods Fisher  

Revell (September 1, 2011) ~ 208 pages
Fiction / Inspirational / Holiday

Edition Reviewed: Hardback - Review copy received courtesy of the publisher, many thanks to both the author and the publisher for sending me a copy to review for this LitFuse Publicity Tour!
  Litfuse Publicity Group

About the Book:
Jaime and C. J. Fitzpatrick began their married life as most couples do--in love and looking forward to a bright future together. But four years later they've drifted apart and are almost ready to call it quits.

Mattie Riehl was hoping to give her husband Sol the Christmas gift they have both longed for--news that a baby was on the way. But as usual, she is disappointed. The holidays bring an acute awareness to Mattie that her dream of a big family isn't likely to become a reality.

Then a winter storm raging outside blows the Fitzpatricks into the Riehl home--and into a much slower pace of life. Can these two couples from different worlds help each other understand the true meaning of love this Christmas?

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.

About Suzanne Woods Fisher:
Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D. Benedict, who was raised Plain. She has many, many Plain relatives living in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and travels back to Pennsylvania, as well as to Ohio, a couple of times each year for research.

Suzanne has a great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world. In both her fiction and non-fiction books, she has an underlying theme: You don't have to "go Amish" to incorporate many of their principles--simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily-- into your life.

When Suzanne isn't writing or bragging to her friends about her first new grandbaby (!), she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you just can't take life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.

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*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate. I get a very small amount for any purchases made when you click through a link from Wendi's Book Corner, which I then save up to buy more books. :)

Reposted from my original blog Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads (and More) in Seattle, some things may have been edited, originally published September, 2011


Suzanne said...

Hi Wendi! Just popping by to thank you for your lovely review of Lancaster County Christmas! Thanks for your encouraging words--I am so glad you enjoyed it. Hope you'll be on every blog tour for my books! I think I've told you sister's name is Wendy. I'm very partial to you types! :) Warmly, Suzanne Woods Fisher

margie said...

Thanks for inviting me in to your blog to be a part of this tour! I am looking forward to reading this latest book of Suzanne's!


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