Friday, November 18, 2011

The Christmas Singing

The Christmas Singing
A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country
Cindy Woodsmall
Waterbrook Press
October 2011

Berlin Ohio was home now for Mattie. Moving from Pennsylvania had meant leaving her Mamm and Daedbehind, she missed them dearly, but standing in her very own cake shop, looking around at all she had accomplished, she knew moving here had been the right choice in mending her broken and confused heart.
Meeting Sol was an added bonus. He was as steady as the tide. Her relationship with him was safe, comfortable. Life would go well with Sol by her side. No surprises, no lies.
But Mattie's world is turned upside-down when a tragedy befalls her. Distraught and hopeless, she is ushered back home to stay with her parents, taking some time to heal. Little could she have known or wished that her heart would not find this homecoming, a time for rest.
Finding herself in close quarters with Gideon, the man who broke her heart, Mattie is determined to get to the bottom of the truth, or his lies, as she believes. But as she seeks the truth behind his betrayal, she finds herself having to answer questions in her own heart.
Knowing she has to get home to Sol, and her life in Berlin, she has been forced to think of what that will mean for her. By going home, she will be leaving Gideon behind. So who has a stronger claim on her heart? And will she listen even if it tells her?
Surrounded by the magic of Christmas, and her loving Amish friends and family, Mattie is given the chance to make a new path in fresh fallen snow.

This is a great book! But I cannot say I am surprised. I have been a fan of this author since her very first book, and have yet to be dissapointed. I love everything Christmas, so this was delightful and descriptive holiday read. The book is a quick read,(partly due to the page number, and partly because it was so fun to read) but the author does a great job giving just enough story. I felt nothing was over talked about or forgotten. i will most defintly be sharing this book, as all my reading friends will enjoy it!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure this book is a great read for this Christmas. I hope I'll find it on because they have a free trial these days.
    My kids would be very happy if I will read them this, because Christmas is about magic and joy and all other beautiful feelings.