Monday, June 16, 2014

Review: A Simple Amish Christmas by:Vannetta Chapman

A Simple Amish Christmas
About the Book:
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 important choices to make.

About the Author:
Vannetta Chapman has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a multi-award winning member of Romance Writers of America and holds a B.A. and M.A. in English. She currently teaches in the Texas hill country, where she lives with her husband in the city of Austin. Visit her on the web at VannettaChapman.com.

My Review:
 A Simple Amish Christmas, is a soul stirring kind of book. I know for some June is just too early to even think about the holidays but I enjoy leaning towards that special time of year no matter if its June or December. Christmas is such a special time for the English family as well as for the Amish, their simple ways make me long to be one of them, sometimes. But many of us that are that way, can take our current surroundings and live just as simply even if we don't believe exactly as they do.

 Being away from home, really gets you to miss it more and more---and this is where Annie Weaver finds herself. Just three swift years after leaving her parents home in the Amish community of  Mifflin county to begin a life as an English girl indulging in her rumschpringe, a time to search herself and to see what she will discover. She misses the simplicity of home and all it has to offer, she also misses her family. soon the longing of home gives way to the need of getting their immediately when she receives a call that her father has been in an accident. 

 Upon returning home, Annie and Samuel are introduced and right away Samuel is taken with her. Realizing that her father's situation was a grave one, Annie immediately engrosses herself in his care, but all the while thinking about Samuel. It wasn't long until her bed ridden father was already trying to get her to start looking around at the men in town as possible suitors. But with her and Samuel's and their first meeting upon her arrival, she just knew he would not even be a possibility. Will these two be able to work out their differences and come together or will they fight the whole way up the aisle to matrimony?

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.