I love a good Christmas story. Throw in a little animosity between the hero and heroine reminding me of Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepard in Moonlighting and we are set for a delightful weekend read. In A Simple Amish Christmas, author Vannetta Chapman has written a charming debut novel set in Amish country. After three years away Annie Weaver has returned to her beloved home a changed woman. Amish “doc” Samuel Yoder challenges her patience from the beginning creating tension between the two.
Annie Weaver always planned to return home, but the 20-year old RN has lived in Philadelphia for three years now. As her time of rumschpringe is about to come to an abrupt end, bringing for Annie an overwhelming sense of loneliness. She returns home and finds herself face-to-face with a budding romance with an Amish farmer and Annie has several important choices to make.
A Simple Amish Christmas is a sweet romance that provides all the tender feelings one expects from a Christmas story. Ms. Chapman has a well-written plot with realistic characters that are strong enough to carry their own book. The pacing is right on track and the breaks of humor show a side of the Amish that the reader may not expect. A truly enjoyable read!
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