Monday, September 26, 2011

Book Review (and Giveaway): A Lancaster County Christmas (Suzanne Woods Fisher)

While most of us are just greeting autumn, I'm pleased to present my review of "A Lancaster County Christmas" by Suzanne Woods Fisher (currently available in hardcover, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Ebook editions.)

Again, Suzanne Woods Fisher sucks you into the life of an Amish family, in this instance, a family we have met before in The Choice, Mattie and Sol Riehl.   I loved returning to have a peek into the family they've become.  Therein, lies the heart of the story.  Their family.

Mattie and Sol had an unexpected visit from an "English" family on Christmas Eve in the middle of a terrible storm.  A series of events leaves a husband and wife seeking shelter from a vicious winter storm with the Riehls, through the Christmas holiday.  Both women, Mattie and Jamie, are hurting souls.  They women lean on and learn from one another during their forced cohabitation.  (Although, like most lessons, we don't realize they are lessons at first.)

In the end, we realize that everything happens for a reason.  Don't question or doubt, for He is always with us. A strong message and a wonderful story.  I loved each and every moment of this book! 

(and a recap of my last blog - there is still time to enter, but hurry today is the last day!!)

To celebrate the release of her first Christmas book, Suzanne Woods Fisher has teamed up with her publisher, Revell, to bring you the "Christmas in September" iPad Giveaway! The winner will be announced on 9/27 at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party! Details below. Tell your friends and join in the fun (9/7-9/27).

Oh and be sure to follow the blog tour here - many of the bloggers have copies of the book to giveaway! 

Suzanne and Revell will be presenting one merry winner with a Christmas Prize Pack (valued at over $600):

  • A Brand New iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
  • $25 gift certificate to iTunes
  • A copy of A Lancaster County Christmas

To enter, click one of the icons below. But, hurry the giveaway ends on 9/26.

But, wait! There's more! The winner will be announced at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party on 9/27 at Suzanne's author page. During the party she'll be revealing something *BIG* - you won't want to miss it. She'll also be hosting a book chat, trivia contest and giving away a few early Christmas presents! Hope to see you there.

Enter via E-mail Enter via FacebookEnter via Twitter

Note:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review which I am pleased to present for you here.  Thank you for a wonderful opportunity.  


Kenny said...

stopping by from VB :)

Gifts By Katherine said...

Oh I better hurry or I'll miss out on this great giveaway. Hugs and VB♥

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

Great book review! Have I already told you how much I love your photo on VB? So cute. And I think you're the one who asked if you could replace the chicken with beef?? Go for it!

Suzanne said...

Hi Kristie! Thanks so much for your lovely write-up of "A Lancaster County Christmas!" So pleased you enjoyed the story--that you saw the effects of friendship between Mattie and Jaime. Hope you'll be on my other blog tours, Kristie! Warmly, Suzanne Woods Fisher