Monday, December 7, 2015
"The Amish Christmas Sleigh" Book Tour and a giveaway
The Amish Christmas Sleigh
Authors Kelly Long, Amy Lillard and Molly Jebber
I have to say right at the start of this review that I am not giving all praise for the first story in this book, but I enjoyed the stories because the stories were wonderful and full of blessings and surprises at Christmas and all three stories involve a sleigh ride which explains the title, we wouldn't expect anything else right.
The three stories are as followed: "A Sleigh Ride On Ice Mountain" by Kelly Long. This story is about Sebastian Christner, a toy maker, and Katie Zook. Katie Zook is taking care of her handicapped brother. He is handicapped from a buggy accident that killed her parents. This is the story that
has parts that I consider somewhat too worldly for a Christian novel ( it had a few sensual parts that I was really surprised and shocked to read in a book that I believed to be considered Christian). I don't mind kissing in a novel but when an author writes about a dream and describes it like this author did, I admit I am not happy, yes I know Amish are human and therefore have the same emotions and desires as the rest of us, but I really don't want to read about it! Okay now that I have shared the negative, I want to share the positive. The story line is really fantastic. I love how in the end forgiveness wins. Yes, this story makes the reader believe that what's wrong can be made right if given the chance! I really like this quote from this story "You see, I always think of kaleidoscopes as being a little bit like life and faith-you can take what's broken and meld it together to bring about something new and whole,an ever-changing picture but an unchanging love of yourself and others."
Story Two: "A Mamm for Christmas" by Amy Lillard. This story has Jess Schmucker trying to be both mother and father to his three girls because his wife has died. The teacher tries to intervene with some help but it backfires. I think you will be surprised to learn how and why! I really loved this story and really was hoping the girls would get their mamm for Christmas and I knew right from the start who I wanted that Mamm to be! Now I know you want to know if these girls get their mama and if they get the right one, I know the answers because I read the book and I hope you want to know the answer also so get this book and read it and then we will both know the answers, well what are you waiting for, Read the story!
Story Three: "An Unexpected Christmas Blessing" by Molly Jebber is a wonderful story that brings tears of rejoicing and a few seconds of Oh No,and Not Now! Charity is a widower with two children who lives next door to newcomer Luke and they want a new daed. Luke has a past and I wanted Luke and Charity to get together but once again (like in all stories), a past and another suitor have to enter the story to give a twist to the storyline and keep the reader guessing to what the outcome is going to be. Will it end the way it is suppose to or go another way?
If I had to pick a favorite of the three it would be "An Unexpected Christmas Blessing" which is probably because I read "A Change Of Heart" by Molly Jebber, and both books have a keepsake pocket quilt in the story.
I wish I could give each story a rating because I would give "A Mamm for Christmas" by Amy Lillard and "An Unexpected Christmas Blessing" five stars. "A Sleigh Ride On Ice Mountain" by Kelly Long would get three stars. But since this is one book I am giving it 3 stars. I will continue to read novels and novella by Amy Lillard and Molly Jebber.
I was given a copy of "The Amish Christmas Sleigh" from the Celebrate Lit Blogging Team in exchange for an honest review.
Link to giveaway ): http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/MDBhZGNmNTQzZGFkMzUwNzcyZmIzY2U1NDc5MjA0OjY=/?
Link to purchase book: http://amzn.com/B00RRT31E4