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The Christmas Singing: A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country

Cindy Woodsmall
The Christmas Singing: A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country
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After Gideon coldly broke her heart, can the warmth of the season revive Mattie's hopes?Christmas has always been special to cake decorator Mattie Eash, who was born on the wondrous holiday.Yet the season has lost its appeal in the three years since then, her childhood sweet... Read More

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After Gideon coldly broke her heart, can the warmth of the season revive Mattie's hopes?

Christmas has always been special to cake decorator Mattie Eash, who was born on the wondrous holiday.

Yet the season has lost its appeal in the three years since then, her childhood sweetheart abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve. Mattie has moved on, left Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania and pursued her dreams of a cake shop in Berlin, Ohio and given her heart to someone new. Someone unlike Gideon Beiler. Someone safe.

Then an unforeseen setback forces her home and into painful proximity to Gideon. Will learning the truth behind his rejection restore her Christmas joy--or open the door to even deeper heartbreak?

  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Book
  • Release Date: Oct 4, 2011
  • UPC: 9780307446541
  • Height: 0.81
  • Width: 5.49
  • Length: 8.34
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 189
  • Publish Date: Oct 4, 2011
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "FIC042040 , FIC044000 , FIC027020"
  • ISBN: 0307446549

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A wholesome love story by Eleanor Anders on 11/8/2011
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"THE CHRISTMAS SINGING" showcases the Amish in a sweet romance that springs to life from the ashes of disaster.

Mattie relocates to Ohio from Pennsylvania because she needs a fresh start, away from the heartbreak of the worse kind for an Amish woman. She found the man she loves cheating with a fancy English woman.

Fast forward three years later, Mattie grows to enjoy her new life in Ohio. She owns a bakery and finds another man to call hers.

Sol doesn't have the most affectionate personality; he is shy and awkward with the womenfolk, but he is honorable, sincere, and trustworthy. Their relationship matures to a comfortable place.

While he enjoys hunting expeditions and time with Mattie, she enjoys her bakery shop, Mattie Cakes, and time she spends with Sol. However, when fire steals her shop, Mattie is crushed, and her wounded spirit and spiraling emotions have her ill Mamm worried. She wants her daughter home for the Christmas holidays.

But when Mattie finds out her former love's true story will it change the life she wants and who she wants in it?

My Take:

Cindy Woodsmall writes from a strong Amish connection and this lends itself to her true-to-life characters and an accurate depiction of the Amish way of life.

"THE CHRISTMAS SINGING" is a wholesome love story that leaves the readers wanting the novella to be a full-fledged novel and more of the characters and their story. After finishing this book, you'll want to catch up with the other titles in the Ada's House series. They are "THE HOPE OF REFUGE: ADA'S HOUSE BOOK 1" (August 2009), "THE BRIDGE OF PEACE: ADA'S HOUSE BOOK 2 (August 2010), and "THE HARVEST OF GRACE: ADA'S HOUSE BOOK 3 (August 2011). ***Though the publisher provides the free book, I offer the opinion.***


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