The Amish Christmas Quilt contains three novellas written by Charlotte Hubbard, Kelly Long, and Jennifer Beckstrand.
A Willow Ridge Christmas Pageant, by Charlotte Hubbard, introduces us to Mary Kaufman who is pregnant and widowed. She is caring for her late husband’s two children when she begins to experience labor. Having never had a baby herself, she is not prepared when the labor becomes so intense.
Determined to reach her Aunt Miriam’s for help, she barely manages to pull her buggy to the shoulder of the road where she passes out.
Seth Brenneman, a furniture maker, is finishing a Christmas order when he hears a dog’s loud, insistent barking. He sees the buggy and realizes the dog is trying to get help.
Little did he, Mary, her new babe or her 2 stepchildren realize how much the rescue would change their lives.
Christmas on Ice Mountain, by Kelly Long, focuses on the love Matthew Beider and Laurel Lapp have found. Only one MAJOR problem-their dads have been feuding since before they were born.
They secretly make plans to wed and meet with their Bishop for permission to marry, hoping to bring an end to the feuding.
How can they solve the dilemma of the feud and get their fathers to put the past behind them? In addition, things are even worse when they become stranded together in a snowstorm!
Anna Helmuth, the local matchmaker, sets A Perfect Amish Christmas by Jennifer Beckstrand, in motion. Anna knows Dottie Schrock is the perfect match for her grandson, Gideon Stutzman.
Gideon no longer lives near his grandparents, so Anna needs a reason to lure him back. She hatches the perfect plan-tell him he needs to help his grandfather with his new snowshoes.
To complicate matters, Dottie, a perfectionist, has no room in her life for Gideon. Learning Gideon was coming, she somewhat rudely informs him by letter that he need not arrive at his grandparents until after Christmas. After all, she reasons, he would spoil her perfect plans for the perfect Christmas for her family.
A delightful set of stories, The Amish Christmas Quilt is sure to be a favorite to anyone who enjoys Amish and Christmas stories.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.