Monday, December 20, 2010

An Amish Christmas Expanded Edition -- Review

An Amish Christmas Expanded Edition is a compilation of four novellas by Kathleen Fuller, Beth Wiseman, Barbara Cameron and Kelly Long.  Although each novella is written by a different author, the novellas are intertwined by a slight overlap of characters from one story to the next.  The novellas focus on themes such as forgiveness, insecurities, faith and romantic love.

Reading An Amish Christmas made me long for time with family members (and for baking!).  Seeing the way the Amish families help one another and celebrate together made me wish my family lived closer.  Of course I could always bake something (using one of the Amish recipes in the book).

There was a glossary of 'Amish' words and definitions in the beginning of the book.  This was helpful, but my preference would have been for each word to have had a definition at the bottom of the page that it was used on.

After finishing the first novella about Miriam and her childhood crush, Seth, I was sad the focus on those characters had come to an end.  After reading the other novellas I found out that all the characters were endearing and I was drawn into each storyline just as I had been in the first novella.  While the novellas are fairly predictable, they are also heartwarming.

The overall message was inspiring, though thankfully, not preachy.  I would recommend this compilation to anyone who likes to read romances -- especially those readers interested in Amish culture.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book through in exchange for my honest review.

~❀~ Chelsey ~❀~


  1. thanks for the review!! Hope you have a beautiful Christmas!

  2. Julie, you're welcome! I hope you have a beautiful Christmas too...


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