Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Simple Amish Christmas by Vannetta Chapman

About the book:

Will Annie find acceptance in the Amish community she left behind?

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 Annie has several important choices to make.  

My review:

I really enjoyed this story about a young woman finding her place in the world.  I thought it was amusing to see how she butts heads with Samuel, an Amish man who tends the sick in their community the best he can even though he's not a doctor.  There's a little bit of a cute romance, but mostly it's just a cozy read about a girl returning to the family and community she misses and finding a new role in it.  I really liked all of the characters and realized that this actually precedes The Christmas Quilt, which I also really enjoyed.  I would recommend this cozy Christmas story!

I received a free copy of this book from Abingdon Press in exchange for an honest review.