Monday, October 1, 2018

"A Wells Landing Christmas" by Amy Lilliard

As the most joyous of seasons comes to the Amish community of Wells Landing, Oklahoma, one young woman gets a chance to start again—and rediscover the gift of true love . . .
Families rejoicing together, caroling parties full of cheer, and church get-togethers brimming with delicious cooking and warm fellowship. Ivy Weaver would give anything to be a part of Christmas in Wells Landing. But one reckless mistake made her an outsider, and it's all she can do now to tend to her ailing grandfather and make a living. She sure doesn't need Zeb Brenneman returning to help after he abandoned her for no reason. He's working hard to make amends, but Ivy isn't sure there's enough faith—or still-sparking love between them—to stir her forgiveness . . .
Zeb knows leaving Ivy was the biggest mistake he's ever made. Even though she won't hear him out, he's determined to prove he's become the trustworthy, steadfast man she truly deserves. But bright new chances and surprising revelations will give him and Ivy choices they never imagined. And finding their way back to each other will be the most 
challenging—and precious—Christmas gift of all . . .

My Review
"A Wells Landing Christmas" by Amy Lilliard is a wonderful book about a second chance at love   and understanding God's forgiveness and the assurance that asking God to forgive you of your sins is enough and you don't have to worry about whether you are going to Heaven or not.

This book was a wonderful read but it brought tears also because it deals with someone in a nursing home and cancer but it also shows that something simple such as eating pudding cups with someone you love is "special". 

This book is part of the "A Wells Landing Romance" series and I have read all the others but I think a reader would enjoy this book even if you haven't read the others in the series. I believe this is my favorite of the series, with it being about Christmas and all.

Here is something to think about as the Christmas season approaches, taken straight from the book. " There a reason why the Catholics hold Mary in such high esteem. She did more than have our Saviour. She lived for Him, raised Him, suffered for Him. Would have died for Him had He let her. A Mother's Love."  I am not Catholic and I believe we should only worship Jesus but I admit I had to read this quote twice when I read it because I know and believe that Mary did suffered for her choice but seeing it written out in front of me made me realized that Mary was more than just our Savior's mother.

Of course, the book is about love more than just a Christmas story but isn't Christmas really about love. 

If you want to refresh your spirit and prepare for the Christmas season that is fast approving then I strongly suggestion reading "A Wells Landing Christmas" by Amy Lilliard.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author. These opinions are my own. 

About The Author 

I'm a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I've retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I'm from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son--a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, nail polish, and romance novels--not necessarily in that order. I'm a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I'm shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I believe that God is love. I guess that's why I adore romances.

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I'm a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that's me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I'll get to it or I won't, either way I'm good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I'm alone on this last one, and again, I'm good with it.)

Favorite movies--(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940's movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven't seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn's and Audrey's.

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