Another Christmas Story in January

Another Christmas Story in January

Howdy, folks. Hope all faired the blizzard down in the mid-Alantic. We New Englanders are eager for snow up here. We are hurting bad and want that fluffy, white stuff!!!

Anyway, I’m so happy to share this book with you that I’ve been reading since Christmas Eve. It actually arrived that day. 🙂 This book is called Amish Chirstmas at North Star by Cindy Woodsmall and 4 other authors (Katie Ganshert, Amanda Flower, Mindy Sterns Clark, and Emily Clark). I received this book through a program called Blogging for Books. I’ll tell you more about the program after I tell you about the story.

This book is a collection of really four books. (Part 1: Guiding Star) The setting is North Star, PA in November 2015. A young man by the name Chase Wellington finds an old article about 4 babies (3 girls and one boy) that were born on the same day of a major blizzard at the same Amish Birthing Center by the same Midwife Rebekah 25 years ago in December. These babies were very special, and Chase wanted to create a followup article about the babies.

When Chase meets with Rebekah, she knows most of all the occupations of the babies and where they are living and what they are doing except for one. Chase is on his mission to find her. He does some how through plenty of research find her, and he also finds something that he didn’t know he was missing. Love! But you’ll have to read the rest to learn more about that baby.

Next, we move on to the second baby in the Part 2 :Mourning Star. This story is sort of an Amish Mystery, which was very different to me. This baby is Eden. She is a sweet girl who runs a candy shop. She has a Englischer friend named Gina. Eden had recently lost a dear old friend named Issac in a stable accident. Gina feels it is important to look more deeply into the case because her father was the veterarian who treated the horse who killed Issac. There are several suspects, but you’ll have to read to find out who dun it. Is it the nephew or Eden’s old beau or is it someone else?

Now let’s move on to Part 3: In the Stars. This story focuses around Kore Detweiler and his love for the third baby, Savilla Beiler. Kore left the Amish faith after Savilla refused to marry him. His parents are acceptive of his decision of being Englisch and they understand. There were also rumors that said Savilla cheated on Kore. Kore has become a successful business man working with wood and antiques. To Kore’s shock his Mammi D is hurt severely, and has to come home and face Savilla. Due to events beyond Kore’s control, Savilla and him soon have to take care of 3 children that Mammi D promised to be the guardian of while their parents were in Africa adopting their new brother. Kore’s love is strong for Savilla as it is for her, as they work together to help make the best Christmas ever for these little children. Will Savilla admit why she refused Kore’s proposal? Will Kore be able to except what Savilla has to say to him? Or will he turn from her and never look back? You’ll have to find out.

Lastly, let me mention the last and final part; Part 4: Star of Grace. This is the story about the fourth baby, Andy Danner, his former love Nellie Umble, and his brother Sam. Andy has left North Star to work down in Mississippi in another Amish community, after he has felt betrayed by his love Nellie. Sam, his younger brother, misses him like crazy and challenges him to a deal that if he can make $318, he’ll get his brother home for Christmas. Andy feels his brother will never be able to make much money in so little time that he agrees to the deal despite his feelings. Sam soon finds a job with a grumpy man named Vincent Cook. Soon Sam begans to understand a lot more and grows up a little as he begins a relationship with Vincent Cook. Will Sam make the money to get his brother home for Christmas? Will Andy ever forgive Nellie?

I’d tell you about the Epilogue, but I think I should let you read the book for yourself to find out more on what happens with these four special people.

You can get the book at Amazon for $7.99 or ebook $9.99. (not sure why the ebook is more money?)

Learn more about the author.

Blogging for Books

This is a great program I found through one of the Christian book review resources. This place is awesome for book lovers and book bloggers alike. There are so many kinds of books here to read and learn a lot from. I’m happy to be apart of the Blogging for books community and for having the opportunity to share these books with you all.

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Thanks for stopping by… I hope to see you come back soon for more great reads.

❤ ❤ Keep warm everyone and find that great book to snuggle with.

 

 

Debbie Macomber Dashing through the Snow

Sorry for the delay folks!!! I got busy trying to save my mall. Sort of business work. Lol but here it is my review of Debbie Macomber’s Dashing through the Snow…I’ve watched the movie and read the book.

The book was so good I couldn’t keep my hands off of it. It was about a girl named Ashley Davidson who was trying to fly home for Christmas to see her mom. Her dad had been passed away for a year or so and it was the first Christmas they were apart. She so badly wanted an airline ticket but the ticket agent kept telling her to wait and step aside. The guy behind her was getting very annoyed and the ticket agent acted discriminatory and said he could fly stand by. This was the last straw for Ashley and she headed to the rental car agencies.

When she got the rental car agency, they told her she was too young. Suddenly the annoying guy that got a stand by ticket was behind her and said he’d take the car. Long story short, they soon were sharing the car and he introduced himself as Dashiell Sutherland.

Throughout the journey they learned to like each other company. There were several Laugh-out-Loud moments. They soon picked up a puppy from a Veteran (not a retired Veterinarian as some younger children think they are). The story becomes more entertaining and the dog even embarrasses Ashley while singing karaoke. Also that night things change  a lot between Dash and Ashley.

Soon they were to arrive at Ashley’s home, but not with out some problems from the police and FBI. The funniest part is that the FBI thinks Ashley is a terrorist and that Dash is in danger, but you’ll have to read the book to see the full gist or the comical situations the FBI gets them selves into.

However, the book in my opinion was a heck of a lot better than the movie. Can you believe that? The movie is almost a complete different story. This is spolier alert, but Dash in the movie appears to be in on the capture of Ashley Harrison (yup, different name and not sure why). And they put a bug on his cell phone! This ruins the entire story and makes the movie so disappointing compared to the book. There are several other elements too. Like instead of getting the dog from the Veteran she gets it from a motorcycle dude.

The book was so funny and entertaining and when I watched the movie after the book, I was like “the book was definitely better. What was wrong with the movie?”The Suspense wasn’t their; the chemical tension between the characters wasn’t as strong. I’ve seen better book movies.

So in my opinion get the book. Go to BJs and get it for $10 or as a kindle edition and have Amazon Echo read it to you. 🙂

Here’s the prices on Amazon for physical and kindle edition, and what it costs at Barnes and Noble:

Barnes and Noble: $9

Amazon: physical: $9; kindle edition: $9.99

As always happy reading, and stay tuned for more awesome books to snuggle up with.

Hearts–