synopsis: Christmas in Apple Ridge is a 3-n-1 novella series.
The Sound of Sleigh Bells
Beth Hertzler is unable to let go of a past tragedy, but when she discovers a large, intricately carvedscene of Amish children playing in the snow, something deep inside Beth’s soul responds. Determined that her niece meet the gifted artist, her aunt tracks him down, but it’s not that simple – will Jonah be able to offer Beth the sleigh ride she’s always dreamed of and a second chance at real love?
The Christmas Singing
Mattie thought her childhood sweetheart adored her until he abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve. Brokenhearted, Mattie moves away and pursues her longtime dream of becoming a cake
decorator, and even finds a new beau. But when Mattie is forced to return home three years later, will
learning the truth behind Gideon’s rejection restore her Christmas joy – or open the door to even deeper heartbreak?
The Dawn of Christmas
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan—but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together?
What I Thought:
I am becoming such a lover of these Amish stories, and most especially those by Cindy Woodsmall. She is who really won me over in the first place. Again her stories have had the ability to draw me into these beautiful and romantic stories. Stories of promise and new beginnings. These stories are always full of hope and warmth. I really can't get enough of them and am always anxiously awaiting when I can get my hands on another one. I loved that the three stories intertwined with each other, and we were able to see what happened after another character's book is over. The last one, The Dawn of Christmas, wasn't my absolute favorite. I didn't get into the characters like I did the others. The book probably deserved to be a little bit longer. It felt hurried during parts of it.
All in all these books, together, will hold a place on my "books I'd read again again" bookshelf.
5 out of 5 Stars
visit Cindy's website and because I'm totally obsessed with Book Trailers (I really want to be in one now!)
here's the one for this Novella