Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher

A blizzard in Amish country ends up in a weekend of Christmas miracles.

A search and rescue for a lost little boy brings two couples--worlds apart--together in a test of faith, fortitude and discovery. 

Jaime Fitzpatrick has a plan. She quit her job and is preparing to launch her photography career in New York City—with or without her husband, C.J.  Mattie Riehl has problems of her own. A recent miscarriage has plunged her into feelings of despair that baffle her husband, Sol. He likes problems he can fell like trees.
In Suzanne Woods Fisher’s new A Lancaster County Christmas the path of these two couples collide as a winter storm blows Jaime and C.J. off-course and into the Riehl’s home on Christmas Eve, including Tucker, C.J.’s Search and Rescue dog,
Awkward and uncomfortable at first, an unlikely alliance develops as Mattie and Sol’s only child wanders off and disappears in the storm. As C.J., Sol and Tucker search for the child, Jaime and Mattie confront fears they had been avoiding. And both women discover the true meaning of Christmas.
With her trademark plot twists and attention to detail, Fisher offers readers a beautiful story of love, forgiveness, and the miracle of Christmas.

My Thoughts: So glad I found the time this week to read A Lancaster County Christmas. It was a inspiring story with two important messages that jumped out at me. "God never promised us a life without pain and suffering. He's promised to never leave us in the midst of that pain." and "Just because life can be hard, it doesn't mean you give up." - both quotes spoken by Mattie, the Amish woman in the story. I loved how each couple learned from the other; each taking something away from their chance meeting. 

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

This book was provided to me by Donna Hausler of Baker Publishing Group; I received no monetary compensation for my honest review.

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