Review + GIVEAWAY: Amish Christmas at North Star

26 Oct

Amish Christmas at North Star

Amish Christmas at North Star by Cindy Woodsmall, Mindy Starns Clark with Emily Clark, Amanda Flower, and Katie Ganshert

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One night four lives entered the world by the hands of an Amish midwife, just outside North Star, Pennsylvania.

Rebekah’s Babies, as they are called, are now grown adults and in four heartwarming novellas each young person experiences a journey of discovery, a possibility of love, and the wonder of Christmas.

Guiding Star by Katie Ganshert
Curiosity gets the best of Englischer Chase Wellington when he investigates the twenty-five-year-old disappearance of an Amish baby. When he finds adventurous Elle McAllister in Iowa will his discoveries upend her world?

Mourning Star by Amanda Flower
Eden Hochstetler slips from her parents’ fudge shop to investigate the death of her friend Isaac. Who is guilty? Isaac’s handsome great nephew Jesse, an angry Englischer, or someone else?

In the Stars by Cindy Woodsmall
Heartbroken Kore Detweiler avoids North Star after Savilla Beiler rejects his love. But when he is unexpectedly called to return home, he and Savilla must join forces to keep a family together.

Star of Grace by Mindy Starns Clark and Emily Clark
Andy Danner left North Star to join a new Amish settlement in Mississippi. His little brother devises a scheme to bring Andy home for Christmas and unwittingly unleashes the power of forgiveness in a reclusive widower’s life.

My thoughts:

Filled with inspiration, intrigue, and romance, Amish Christmas at North Star is a wonderful collection!

While Woodsmall, Clark, and Flower are beloved authors of Amish fiction, this is Ganshert’s first foray into the genre. What a marvelous addition she is! Her story, Guiding Star, was my favorite of the collection, and I hope she will bring us more Amish stories in the future.

Although they share a common thread, the four novellas are unique, and I delighted in the charm of each one. These ladies are gifted storytellers and their stories of discovery engaged and entertained! I loved Amish Christmas at North Star and can’t wait to share this treasure with family and friends this holiday season!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts expressed are my own.


Giveaway- Amish Christmas at North Star

Thanks to the generosity of the publisher, THREE readers will win a copy of Amish Christmas at North Star!

To enter the giveaway:
Leave a comment below and include your email address.  The giveaway ends Saturday, October 31 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. The winners will be drawn and announced on Sunday, November 1.

To earn additional entries:
Follow my blog and/or share the giveaway via social media. Be sure to let me know what you’ve done to earn additional entries!


75 Responses to “Review + GIVEAWAY: Amish Christmas at North Star”

  1. susanmsj October 27, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    This book looks so good. I love Christmas stories. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
    I follow your blog.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

  2. Beth C October 27, 2015 at 10:28 am #

    Amish books are a favorite of mine and Christmas stories are too. Looks like I can’t go wrong with this book!!

  3. Melody Durant October 27, 2015 at 10:48 am #

    Some of my favorite authors and a Christmas read!

  4. Melody Durant October 27, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    I shared on Facebook!

  5. Carole October 27, 2015 at 10:58 am #

    Amish + Christmas is the perfect combination for me! Appreciated your thoughts and would love to read this collection.

    I follow your blog and shared on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

  6. Lane Hill House October 27, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    Hi ~ I entered links Giveaway- Amish Christmas at North Star on my pinterest Books, Books, and More Books ~ review and Giveaway link on twitter ~ on my Facebook news page and follow you on bloglovin’ where I get notices of your posts; I would like to win a copy of these four stories of love & family to add with my Christmas books to read all year round! Thank you for your review and opportunity to win a copy ~ advance congrats to the three winners! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  7. DONNA FORKER October 27, 2015 at 2:26 pm #


  8. Sharon Cizerle October 27, 2015 at 9:41 pm #

    I read Amish novels all the time. Cindy Wood small is one of my favorite authors.

  9. Brenda Murphree October 27, 2015 at 11:06 pm #

    This book looks really great! The passage hooked me immediately when you said 4 babies were born. I would love to read this book. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win this book!

  10. Brenda Murphree October 27, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

    Oh by the way. I do follow your blog and I shared on FB.

  11. Susieq October 28, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    I love Christmas stories! Thanks for the review and the giveaway! I follow your blog.

  12. Anne Payne October 28, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

    Oh wow! This collection sounds intriguing. 🙂
    Blog follower!

  13. Bonnie Roof October 29, 2015 at 4:50 pm #

    What an beautiful concept for a collection!! I’d love to read ‘Amish Christmas at North Star’- thanks for your review and the giveaway opportunities!!

    Shared post!!


  14. Elizabeth Dent October 29, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    Love Christmas stories and this one looks good and with good authors . Would love to win , thanks for the chance .

  15. Maxie Lloyd-Hamilton Anderson October 29, 2015 at 11:32 pm #

    Hello and thanks for this review. Love these good stories by good authors. Hoping to be one of the 3 winners. I follow this blog and shared on my FB page.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  16. Lori P October 29, 2015 at 11:35 pm #

    I love Christmas stories! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    jlipayer (at) charter (dot) net

  17. Kristie October 30, 2015 at 9:44 am #

    I love Amish fiction and I love Christmas so this would be perfect! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  18. Kristie October 30, 2015 at 9:45 am #

    Subscribed with email. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  19. Kristie October 30, 2015 at 9:47 am #


    kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  20. Kristie October 30, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    Shared on Facebook.

    kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  21. Kristie October 30, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    Shared on Google+.

    kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  22. Jan Hall October 30, 2015 at 12:58 pm #

    I love Christmas stories and finding an author who is new to me. I have shared this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

  23. tlrosado October 31, 2015 at 5:29 pm #

    Wow, Britney, such a great response to this book! I first saw it on CBD and knew that it would be a good choice among all of the Christmas releases. I am especially interested in Katie Gansherts after hearing that it was your favorite. Although, Ganshert’s contemporary fiction is amazing. – Terrill (I’m sharing your post on FB, Twitter and Google+)
    tlhcoupon (at) Hotmail (dot) com

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