A SIMPLE CHRISTMAS WISH
Rachel Milligan is caring for her seven-year-old niece, Holly, at her home in Chicago when she receives devastating news: Holly's parents have been killed in a plane crash. Because Rachel is Holly's only known relative, she assumes that she will be her beloved niece's guardian. However, custody is awarded to Lydia, a distant aunt who happens to be Amish. Just a week before Christmas, Rachel takes Holly to the Amish community in the hopes of persuading Aunt Lydia to relinquish custody. Instead, Lydia sets out to teach Holly to live according to the Amish way. As 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.
Combining an Amish family saga with the anticipation of Christmas cheer and the promise of a budding romance, this newest Christmas story from beloved author Melody Carlson is sure to please.
Getting a new Melody Carlson Christmas book is becoming a tradition for me. I love the way she delivers holiday magic that never fails to touch my heart. A Simple Christmas Wish is just such a story. And it has all the earmarks of a another classic seasonal tale that you won't mind reading year after year. Of course I'm thrilled that we head into Amish country for this one.
Rachel and Holly make an endearing duo with a dilemma that left this gentle reader indignant and defensive. Emotions definitely engaged, I devoured the story in an afternoon because I just couldn't bear to stop without my happily ever after. It even brought me to tears. Sniffle. There is something to be said for a good sad/happy Christmas cry to start off the season.
An engaging tale that will lift your spirits (after you've been put through the wringer first.)
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