Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sarah's Christmas Miracle - Mary Ellis

Summary from Good Reads: From the bestselling author of A Widow’s Hope and Never Far from Home comes a brand-new Amish novella that will add joy to the Christmas season.

Sarah Beachy has plenty to be joyous about as autumn leaves start to fall. She loves her job at the English bed-and-breakfast where she cooks and refreshes rooms between guests. She has a serious beau, and everyone expects an engagement soon. Why, then, would she jeopardize everything by suddenly deciding to take a trip to Cleveland to track down a brother who left the Order years ago?

Her family’s faith in God is put to the test as the holiest night of the year approaches and Sarah remains far away. Sarah’s mother, Elizabeth, has been missing her son for such a long time…will she lose her daughter to the English world as well? Or will the Beachy family receive an unexpected Christmas miracle?

Sarah is nineteen years old, she works at an English bed and breakfast and has a wonderful beau named Adam.  There is just one thing, she has not been baptised into the Amish church so they cannot announce their engagement to the church.  Sarah is worried about getting married and starting a family.  Her oldest brother left the Amish community five years ago to become a carpenter in Cleveland, Ohio with the union and has never returned.  She sees how her mother is hurt and how it has impacted her family, especially during the holidays.  Before she gets married, she goes to find her brother to get some answers.

This is a wonderful holiday novella.  It focuses on family, forgiveness and faith.  This is the first book that I have read from Mary Ellis and I truly enjoyed it.  I am looking foward to reading more from her in the future.

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