Melody Carlson's A Simple Christmas Wish is a quick Amish Christmas read with a twist. The story begins in a very modern English setting with characters who have no clue of any connection with the Amish world. Unexpected circumstances beyond their control send Rachel Milligan and her young niece to Holmes County, Ohio, and falling head-long into a world totally foreign to the life they knew in Chicago. Rachel struggles to accept the fact that she may lose the only family she has left -- and then some hidden truth comes out and love begins a process of healing in several hearts.
This story contains elements that appear a little unlikely and some that have unrealistically quick resolutions. But that is to be expected in a short Christmas story. All in all, this is a very enjoyable read. Anyone who enjoys good Amish fiction or a heartwarming Christmas story should enjoy A Simple Christmas Wish.
Thanks to Revell Publishing for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book
One girl in need of a home. One woman in search of a home for her heart. One Christmas where it all seems possible.
felt strange to be out here in the middle of the night, still wearing
the Amish dress--a dress that had belonged to Miri. Rachel's footsteps
crunched in the snow, and halfway between the barn and the house, she
paused to look up at the night sky, wondering if more snow was in store,
but all she saw was velvety black and stars. Millions of twinkling
stars. She had never seen stars like that before, so bright and so
close, almost as if she could touch them with her hand.
Milligan never imagined that she and her seven-year-old niece would
spend the week before Christmas on a quaint Amish farm in Ohio. But with
so many unexpected occurrences of late, perhaps she shouldn't have been
With her young niece Holly in tow, Rachel anxiously
makes her way from Chicago to Ohio's Amish country. As love begins to
blossom, family secrets emerge, and old wounds are healed, Rachel
realizes that she will do whatever it takes to ensure that Holly has the
loving family she needs.
Join bestselling author Melody Carlson on an emotional journey into the heart of what family truly means at Christmastime.
About the Author
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred
books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several
Christmas books from Revell, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington's, which is being considered for a TV movie. She is also the author of many teen books, including Just Another Girl, Anything but Normal, Double Take, the Life at Kingston High series, and the Diary of a Teenage Girl series. She is the winner of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. Melody and her husband live in Oregon.
For more information about Melody visit her website at www.melodycarlson.com.