Friday, November 18, 2011

Another good Christmas read: "The Christmas Singing" by Cindy Woodsmall (Book Review)

The Christmas Singing is a novella about an Amish girl, Mattie, who prior to the opening pages of the book had a breakup with the Amish man she loved, Gideon.  He  broke her heart on Christmas Eve by ending their engagement.  She decided after that to leave her community and relocate near her brother and his family and to set herself up in a bake shop creating beauty in cakes.

Disaster strikes in the form of a fire that wipes out Mattie's bakery.  She must now move back to her parent's home in the community where Gideon now lives.  Facing him on a daily basis becomes a journey of heartache, revelation, and restoration.

Author Cindy Woodsmall's website gives an intro to the book and opportunities to purchase (links) and to read an excerpt.  Check here!  This is the second book I have reviewed by Cindy Woodsmall. Click here for the link to my review of Harvest of Grace.
Meet the author:  Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author whose connections with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.  Her ability to authentically portray her characters comes from her real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families.*  The Christmas Singing is the second book by Cindy Woodsmall that I have reviewed.  Click here for the link to my review of Harvest of Grace.

I received The Christmas Singing as a giveaway at the First Reads lucky winners! The prize?  I am not required to write a review or give a positive review.  All opinions are my own.
*Author information is copied from the back inside flap of "A Christmas Singing."

1 comment:

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