Sunday, December 8, 2019

This Book Will Get You In The Christmas Mood!


               "An Amish Christmas Bakery"
  
                                 By: Amy Clipston
                                      Beth Wiseman
                                      Kathleen Fuller
                                      Kelly Irvin

About the Book:


Genre: Amish Fiction, Romance
Release Date: October 2, 2019
From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come four delicious novellas perfect for celebrating love, joy, and the holiday season.
Cookies and Cheer by Amy Clipston
As Christmas draws near, Alyssa Byler dreams of a window display for the bakery where she works. When she decides to design and build a sugar cookie nativity scene, all she needs is the right cookie cutters-and handsome blacksmith Kyle Smoker is the one she asks for help. Using Kyle’s handmade cutters, Alyssa creates a striking display that brings more tourists to the bakery than she can handle.
And when shoppers request handmade cookie cutters of their own, Kyle finds himself overwhelmed by the demand. As Christmas approaches, Alyssa realizes she’s been too caught up in work to focus on the true meaning of Christmas-and too distracted to explore the feelings she has for Kyle. Together, they put aside the holiday rush and spend their time celebrating the season that has brought them together.
Loaves of Love by Beth Wiseman
As the only girl in a family of eight, Katie Swartzentruber has been left in charge of her family’s bakery while her mother recuperates from surgery. At first, Katie doesn’t think tending to the bakery alone will be difficult. She’s worked alongside her mother for years. But Christmas is coming, and with the holiday comes a flood of patrons, both regulars and tourists. When Katie becomes overwhelmed with the orders she is receiving, she is tempted to move her Old Order family into the modern world by purchasing propane ovens to help with the workload. She finds help from an unexpected source-childhood friend Henry Hershberger, who has harbored a secret crush on Katie for years. He’s been afraid to tell her how he feels, but he’s sure that this Christmas is his moment. As the demands of the bakery only get more intense, both Katie and Henry have to decide what really matters . . . and find the courage within themselves to go after it.
Melting Hearts by Kathleen Fuller
Mattie Shetler is an expert baker, so when her aunt Carolyn begs for help during the busy Christmas rush, Mattie eagerly packs her bags and heads to Birch Creek. What she doesn’t know is that her uncle has also asked for help with the bakery’s new expansion, and he’s asked none other than Peter Kaufman, Mattie’s sworn enemy. As the two work side by side, though, Mattie discovers not all is as it seems. With Christmas just around the corner, Mattie and Peter open their hearts for the greatest gifts of the season: forgiveness and maybe even love.
Cakes and Kisses by Kelly Irvin
Martha Ropp works hard at her family’s bakery, making cakes and pies in preparation not only for Christmas but the many community weddings, including her sister’s. To help during this busy season, Martha’s mother hires Ambrose Hershberger to make deliveries. Martha remembers Ambrose as a gentle giant from her school days, but soon discovers that still waters run deep. The more they work together, the more they want to spend time together outside of the bakery, but both Martha and Ambrose are too timid to make the first move. That’s when the town matchmakers step in.


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My Thoughts:

This collection of novellas by four of my favorite authors will definitely get you in the Christmas mood! The four stories in this  fabulous book are all set around a bakery, with each author writing in her own unique style resulting in capturing the readers' attention and keeping one engaged from beginning to end. Although each story is very different from the others, they all involve  a bakery and a character who is just waiting for her own special love. 

This novel is packed with well described characters  who touch your heart as you read of their faith, love  and challenges. They are not without flaws, making them more realistic and lovable ! I loved the way each character travelled a rocky journey on their way to love! I was so caught up , that I was very disappointed when I reached the end of each novella. My desire to know what happens to each couple next  increased with each story. Perhaps....... another collection of novellas is in the making , continuing these dear people's lives. As well as challenges, this book will make you smile and sometimes even giggle out loud. Your appetite will be whet by the sticky, delectable goodies that are baked.  I just had to get to kitchen to make some delicious Christmas baking upon ending this book. 

The plots, although short, each have unexpected twists and turns. It seems that the path to love is not easy, but full of complications and challenges. Making mistakes and solving puzzles is all evident on the road to a loving relationship. 

This is DEFINITELY a "must read" book for the Christmas season!!

This book was received from CelebrateLit. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own. 


Read an Excerpt
Read an excerpt of An Amish Christmas Bakery here.

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