Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher Book Review

It's Christmas in September - iPad Giveaway and Facebook Party!
Enter 9/7-9/26!

It’s Christmas in September!

To celebrate the release of her first Christmas book, Suzanne Woods Fisher has teamed up with her publisher, Revell, to bring you the "Christmas in September" iPad Giveaway! The winner will be announced on 9/27 at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party! Details below. Tell your friends and join in the fun (9/7-9/27).

Oh and be sure to follow the blog tour here - many of the bloggers have copies of the book to giveaway! 

Suzanne and Revell will be presenting one merry winner with a Christmas Prize Pack (valued at over $600):

  • A Brand New iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
  • $25 gift certificate to iTunes
  • A copy of A Lancaster County Christmas

To enter, click one of the icons below. But, hurry the giveaway ends on 9/26.

But, wait! There's more! The winner will be announced at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party on 9/27 at Suzanne's author page. During the party she'll be revealing something *BIG* - you won't want to miss it. She'll also be hosting a book chat, trivia contest and giving away a few early Christmas presents! Hope to see you there.

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Jaime is a needy young woman who yearns for the love of her father while pushing away the obvious love of her husband.  Mattie is a young Amish mother with a wonderful marriage and little boy who longs for more children.  A few days before Christmas the worlds of these two women collide in an unforgettable  Lancaster County Christmas,A by Suzanne Woods Fisher.  Jaime meets Mattie's family in a doctor clinic and finds herself running an errand to return a little Amish boy's owl whistle.  Circumstances force Jaime and C.J. to postpone their plans to rendezvous with her father for a Christmas cruise.  During their brief stay a search commences for the young boy and Jaime and Mattie discover they had more in common than they realized.

This story is about healing and being content with the gifts God gives even if they don't align with desires.  At first, the contrast between these two women is vast but as the book progresses, the gap begins to close.  This book had multiple themes and stories within stories.  I wasn't quite fond of the actions and emotions of Mattie's nephew, Zach or the fact that there were no chapters.  I also never felt the urgency of the missing boy until right before he was found.  But as the book ended I became endeared to all the characters and was glad to see how Jaime and Mattie responded to the blessings they were already given.

*This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*


Suzanne said...

Hi Shonda! Thanks so much for being a part of the blog tour--I think you captured Jaime PERFECTLY. I appreciate the time you took to write up a thoughtful review, too. Warmly, Suzanne Woods Fisher

margie said...

Enjoying getting other reader's impressions of this book...makes me want to read it more! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

I've read books by Suzanne Woods Fisher and would love to read this one. I was actually looking for it at our library a couple of weeks ago, but couldnt find it. Thanks for the review!
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