Monday, November 14, 2011

Book Review: The Christmas Singing

I love the Christmas season, for so many reasons! Of course I love the spicey scents of the holiday scented candles, all the baking, etc... I also love Christmas lights & Bing Crosby crooking "White Christmas" on my iPod. I also love the holidays because it's when all the heart-warming movies & books come out. I'll admit, I like a good movie/book with happy endings, even if it sometimes predictable.

I just finished reading "The Christmas Singing" by Cindy Woodsmall. Like her other books, this story is about a young Amish woman's life in Berlin, OH (I've had the pleasure of going to Berlin, and it is a beautiful area!). Mattie moves away from her Amish home in Lancaster County to start her own bakery in Berlin, OH after her fiancee, Gideon, abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve. Three years later, Mattie has a successful bakery and has met another Amish man, yet Gideon once again surfaces into her life. Will their paths crossing again bring more heartbreak or will it bring healing from the past?

This was a light read, but it contained many of the basic truths of how we truly need to trust God with every aspect of our lives. It isn't a simple story, but is simply written, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. If you live locally and want to borrow it, just let me know! And reading it makes me want to plan another road trip back to Berlin!

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* I received a copy of this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review as part of their "Blogging for Books" program.

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