Monday, July 8, 2013

Review of Annie's Christmas Wish

Review of Annie's Christmas Wish

Quilts of Lancaster County #4

by Barbara Cameron

Annie's Christmas Wish (Quilts of Lancaster County #4)
Ever since her step-mom brought her a snow globe of the New York City skyline, Annie has wanted to visit the beautiful, big city. Since it s nearing the time of Annie s rumschpringe the time when Amish youth experience Englisch life to make a decision whether to live in that world or become baptized into the Amish faith the family decides a visit is a good idea. They watch the Macy 's Christmas parade, admire the decorated store windows, skate at the Rockefeller Center rink and Annie s favorite get a glimpse of a writer s life while visiting the New York Times building. But others aren't as thrilled with Annie 's lure to the Big Apple. Aaron has long been attracted to Annie and is sure he s in love. As he watches her engage in big city life, he grows concerned that she won t want to return to their quieter life. Will Annie follow Aaron back home? Or stay and pursue her dreams? Competing for her attention, Aaron sets out to show Annie that Christmas isn't about the glitz and glamour, but about family, love, and the birth of Jesus.

MY Review:
Barbara Cameron has created a lovely picture of an Amish Christmas in Annie's Christmas Wish, Book #4 in her Quilts of Lancaster County series.  The Amish place great value on family, love, and Jesus' birth and this is reflected in every aspect of this book.   I have never been to New York either, so it was wonderful to view it through Annie's eyes.   I actually felt as though I was actually there too.  Seeing the attractions of New York through the eyes of an Amish young lady and her family was almost as good as going there myself.  It made me want to visit New York!  
Readers will delight in following Annie as she has now grown from a young girl who was unable to speak with ease to an articulate, attractive young woman.  I loved seeing Jenny and all the rest of the family again too.   

I received a free pdf version of this book from netgalley and the publishers in exchange for my honest review. 

About the Author:
Barbara  Cameron
From Barbara's goodreads author bio:
CBD, CBA, and ECPA bestselling author of 24 books (including new series upcoming for Abingdon Press in 2011/2012) including fiction and non-fiction books for Abingdon Press, Thomas Nelson, Harlequin, and other publishers.

I sold three films to HBO/Cinemax and am the first winner of the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award.

My two novellas won the 2nd and 3rd place in the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest from the Faith, Love, and Hope chapter of RWA. Both were finalists for the novella category of the Carol Award of the American Christian Writers Award (ACFW).

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