AN AMISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
CHARLOTTE HUBBARD & NAOMI KING
October 1, 2013
Rating: 4 Cups
The Christmas Visitors
Nate and Bram Kenagy get more than they bargained for when they go to pick up their new carriages on Christmas Eve. The boys soon meet the Coblentz twins, Mary and Martha, and strike up an instant friendship. Thinking to make some holiday mischief, the identical twins swap places just to see the sparks fly.
The girls' trick leaves the boys with cold feet. It will take some warm holiday goodwill to put things back on track. As the four Amish youngsters begin to share their hopes and dreams, they realize they have far more in common than they initially thought. When a piece of property situated between their family homes comes up for sale, it will take four hearts and two marriages to make a future worth pursuing.
This is a cute, quick story of whirlwind holiday romance. As a secondary bonus, it also gives the reader a glimpse into the minds of young Amish folk torn between following traditional faith and taking chances in the modern English world. Great for a fast read on a cold night.
Kissing the Bishop
Jerusalem and Nazareth have just about decided the Good Lord has put their names down to be maidens forever. After the two sisters move from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Willow Ridge, Missouri, they settle in with preacher Tom and keep house for their congregation's next bishop. Nazareth cannot help the strong feelings of love she develops for Tom's quiet, steadfast nature.
When the area bishops gather for a meeting at Tom's house, Jerusalem is thrilled that Vernon Gingerich has come. As the winter storm worsens, it seems as if the divine plan is to keep the four potential lovebirds snowbound. Good food, fellowship, and laughter prove to have some unexpected results for two bishops that have never expected to have a second chance at love.
This sweet story of love later in life is an enjoyable winter tale. Readers will appreciate the resolute nature of two women who have resigned themselves to spinsterhood and the men who give them a chance. A quick, enjoyable read.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More