Sunday, October 28, 2012

Review of Christmas in Apple Ridge

by Cindy Woodsmall


Experience the holidays with the Plain folk of Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania, in these touching novellas centered around love, romance, heartache, and restoration from best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall. 

The Sound of Sleigh Bells 
Beth Hertzler is unable to let go of a past tragedy, but when she discovers a large, intricately carved scene of Amish children playing in the snow, something deep inside Beth’s soul responds. Determined that her niece meet the gifted artist, her aunt tracks him down, but it’s not that simple – will Jonah be able to offer Beth the sleigh ride she’s always dreamed of and a second chance at real love?
 
The Christmas Singing 
Mattie thought her childhood sweetheart adored her until he abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve. Brokenhearted, Mattie moves away and pursues her longtime dream of becoming a cake decorator, and even finds a new beau. But when Mattie is forced to return home three years later, will learning the truth behind Gideon’s rejection restore her Christmas joy – or open the door to even deeper heartbreak?
   
The Dawn of Christmas 
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan—but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together?

If you are like me and you're hopelessly dreaming of a white Christmas, read *Christmas in Apple Ridge* by Cindy Woodsmall.   Contained within one collection are 3 delightful Amish Christmas stories to warm your holidays:  *The Sound of Sleigh Bells, The Christmas Singing, & The Dawn of Christmas.*   You will follow the romancing of Beth and Jonah, Mattie and Gideon, and Sadie and Levi.  Add hot chocolate, Amish carvings, sleigh rides, and delicious fancy decorated cupcakes and cakes and you are ready for a White Christmas celebration in Apple Ridge.   This was a special collection and readers are sure to love it!
About the Author:

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author of ten works of fiction and one work of nonfiction, whose connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media and throughout Christian news outlets.  She lives outside Atlanta with her family. 
You can connect with her at her website:  http://www.cindywoodsmall.com.  
I received a free copy of this book from bloggingforbooks and the publishers: Waterbrook Press in exchange for my honest opinion.  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your review! Cindy Woodsmall is such a doll! Looks like a great book--wonder if they have audiobook version available. Blessings!

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