Christmas In Apple Ridge
Christmas In Apple Ridge by Cindy Woodsmall is a collection of three Amish novellas, all with a Christmas theme. The first novella, The Sounds Of Sleigh Bells, is about Beth Hertzler, a woman struggling with grief, who meets a new love and must learn to let her heart love again, The second, The Christmas Singing, follows Mattie, a cake baker and decorator, after her childhood sweetheart abruptly ends their engagement. The third, The Dawn Of Christmas, is about Sadie, a missionary to Peru. She comes back home to settle down with her Amish family and meets Levi, whom she must learn to trust and love. The first two novellas were published in 2009 and 2011, respectively, but the third novella is a new offering. I love Christmas-themed books to help me get into the spirit of the season, so I was eager to read this collection. It's perfect for the holidays - short, sweet, easy to read stories with a strong Christmas spirited theme running throughout. It's a delightful treat for Christmastime and would make a beautiful gift as well. Christmas In Apple Ridge is 566 pages altogether, so it's a nice, hefty book, but one that makes for a fun and easy read - not tedious at all. Also, some delicious sounding Amish recipes are included, so I can't wait to try those! I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.