Friday, November 29, 2013

A Simple Christmas Wish: A Book Review

About The Book:

One girl in need of a home. One woman in search of a home for her heart. One Christmas where it all seems possible.
It felt strange to be out here in the middle of the night, still wearing the Amish dress--a dress that had belonged to Miri. Rachel's footsteps crunched in the snow, and halfway between the barn and the house, she paused to look up at the night sky, wondering if more snow was in store, but all she saw was velvety black and stars. Millions of twinkling stars. She had never seen stars like that before, so bright and so close, almost as if she could touch them with her hand.

Rachel Milligan never imagined that she and her seven-year-old niece would spend the week before Christmas on a quaint Amish farm in Ohio. But with so many unexpected occurrences of late, perhaps she shouldn't have been surprised.

With her young niece Holly in tow, Rachel anxiously makes her way from Chicago to Ohio's Amish country. As love begins to blossom, family secrets emerge, and old wounds are healed, Rachel realizes that she will do whatever it takes to ensure that Holly has the loving family she needs.

Join bestselling author Melody Carlson on an emotional journey into the heart of what family truly means at Christmastime

About The Author:

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus,The Christmas DogChristmas at Harrington's, and The Christmas Pony. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon. For more information about Melody visit her website at

My Review:

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Amish fiction, and even a bigger fan of Christmas! So when these two favorites come together in a quick read novel, perfect for reading on a cold winter evening with your favorite tea, you know you have a book that is worth two thumbs up!

The characters, setting and storyline is heartwarming and a great reminder of how important family is, especially during the holidays. I have read all of Carlson's Christmas books, and many of her others, and this was truly one of my favorite books of her's by far! I can't even truly explain why, but it just touched me in a way that a novel hasn't in a long time. There is a little something for everyone in this book, including a bit of romance, and is a book that can be very easily over a few days.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase A Simple Christmas Wish at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications Inc., and Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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