Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Simple Amish Christmas by Vanetta Chapman

Author: Vanetta Chapman
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Pages: 282
Release Date: 10/1/10

When there is an accident at home, Annie rushes home from the big city where she's been living with her aunt and going to nursing school. Eager to help her father, Annie is willing to do whatever is necessary to make sure he's taken care of? But how can she do that when her family doesn't know she is now an RN? Will the Amish community accept her as a nurse? Will she be able to fit back into the Amish community she has been homesick for?

Samuel is a farmer by day and helps with the sick in the Amish community by night. Wrestling with his own demons from the past, Samuel is surprised to see Annie Weaver all grown up. When he sees her copious medical notes on her father, Samuel suspects Annie has a secret of her own.

A simple Christmas is all the two wish for, but with unexpected births, ill children, unanswered letters, farms to run, weddings to plan, and a sick father to attend to, simplicity is not easy to find. Annie has many difficult decisions to make. 

Chapman takes the reader into the Amish community with all of its intricacies and simplicity combined. Her writing style made the book easy to read.  Although I've not read other books by this author, I look forward to reading more.

Thanks to Abingdon Press for my Reader's Copy.

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