Saturday, September 24, 2011

Blog Tour: Lancaster County Christmas (Review)

What happens when the world of two women, one Amish, the other English, collide during a Christmas snow storm?

Can the two women, searching for different things find the answers they need, all while building a relationship together?

These are but a few of the questions that swirl around the small, but packed Christmas novel - Lancaster County Christmas - by Suzanne Woods Fisher.

This is the first Christmas novel for Fisher, who writes Amish fiction drawing on her family background (her grandfather was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church).

The novel, simple on the outside, is complex in its layers.

Mattie and her husband (characters from previous Lancaster County novels), desperately want to have another baby - but life and  health seem to be conspiring against her.

Jaime wants to fill the void left after her mother's death - and is trying to figure out if that void can be filled while staying married to her husband.

Truly, through the story, both couples are striving to find out if they can weather - not only the snow storm blowing outside, but the storms brewing in their marriages.

Fisher has captured the magic of Christmas - and the simplicity of being with people you love during the holiday season.

More About The Author
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, The Search, and A Lancaster County Christmas, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace.

Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Benedict eventually became publisher of Christianity Today magazine.

Fisher is the host of an internet radio show called Amish Wisdom, and her work has appeared in many magazines. She lives in California.

Online Resources
Read an excerpt of Lancaster County Christmas
Buy It At Amazon.com
Find out more about Suzanne on her website!  

More From My Blog!
The Choice (Review & Interview) 
Amish Peace (Review & Interview)
Amish Proverbs (Review & Interview)
The Search (Review)
The Waiting (Review & Interview)
Amish Values For Your Family (Review)

About Revell, The Publisher
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life.  They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet. For more information, visit www.RevellBooks.com.
 
Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

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