Review (Christian Fiction): A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher

A Lancaster County Christmas
by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Copyright 2011
Revell Books
208 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8007-1995-1

From the publisher:
Mattie Riehl was hoping to give her husband, Sol, the Christmas gift they have both longed for--news that a baby was on the way. But as usual, she is disappointed. The holidays bring an acute awareness to Mattie that her dream of a big Amish family isn't likely to become a reality. Will those empty chairs at the table ever be filled?

Then a winter storm raging outside blows an impatient young woman and her husband into the Riehl home on Christmas Eve--and into a much slower pace of life.

Both couples are about to find out if they can weather the storm--and if miracles still happen at Christmastime.

My Review:
~4 out of 5 Stars~
The chill in the air signifies that winter isn't far away and the holiday season is almost upon us. If the northernly breezes don't get you in the Christmas mood, A Lancaster County Christmas will. In the tradition of fine Christmas novels everywhere A Lancaster County Christmas is uplifting and celebrates the true spirit of Christmas. Strangers, an Amish family and a young "English" couple, who have nothing in common but heartache come together during a snowstorm just days before Christmas and learn that God's plans may differ from their own.

If you're looking for the perfect read to cozy up under the covers with A Lancaster County Christmas is it. In the way that only Suzanne Woods Fisher can you will escape to the snow-covered countryside with the Riehls and the Fitzpatrick's and cry, discover, and rejoice along with them. Each person's own desires, Mattie's to give her husband another child and Jamie to "fix" her marriage are portrayed realistically and are accompanied with more emotion in 200 pages than in most epic length novels. This is a stand alone novel but if you have read Fisher's previous series, Lancaster County Secrets you will enjoy seeing some familiar faces.

Even if you're not a fan of holiday stories you may want to give this book a chance. I'm not usually one to pick up Christmas books but I really enjoyed this. The book had a more serious tone than most Christmas stories I've read but that's why I liked it so much. Readers of Amish fiction will enjoy this quick read and peek at an Amish Christmas.

“Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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*I received my complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for posting my review for the tour.*



  1. I agree! :) I love Fisher's stories - lots of emotions, for sure! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)



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