Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Lancaster County Christmas - Suzanne Woods Fisher

Summary from Good Reads: 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.

Mattie and Sol Riehl are a simple Amish couple.  All they ever wanted was a large family but Mattie was only able to have Danny, their 6 year old son.  At the doctor's office, they meet Jamie who was there to get a prescription for sleeping pills to help her sleep since her mother's tragic death.  Upon leaving, Jamie is asked to bring Danny's toy to them that he left at the office.  Jamie and CJ are heading to the airport to go on a cruise with her father for Christmas.  When they arrived to the Amish home, her car rolls backwards into a frozen pond during a terrible snow storm and they get stranded there two days before Christmas.

Was this a Christmas miracle for everyone?  During the two days, everyone became very close and they all realized things that they would not have if they weren't brought together.  All things happen for a reason.  Each person discovered something about themselves, their relationships, their families and God.

This was a nice short Christmas story with a lesson for all.  I really enjoyed another book by Suzanne Woods Fisher and I am lookign forward to reading more in the future!

Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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