An Amish Wedding Feast on Ice Mountain | Kelly Long

 

 

Today I am reviewing An Amish Feast on Ice Mountain by Kelly Long.

Here is a brief synopsis:

An Amish celebration . . .

Since the moment her father died, Beth Mast has devoted body and soul to the care of her stepmother and stepsister—cooking, cleaning, and caring for their animals. So her friend Lucy’s wedding to the eldest King brother offers a welcome respite.

Shy and unaware of her beauty, Beth harbors a secret sadness she hopes no one can see. But at this gathering she’s on display: her assigned escort happens to be the handsomest bachelor in their Amish community.

Newly returned to Ice Mountain, Ransom King has no interest in the maedels pursuing him. Haunted by events during his five-year apprenticeship in Ohio, he’s startled to find a kindred spirit in Beth, whose dutiful ways can’t mask her inner glow.

Ransom longs to show her how much she deserves happiness, though his own troubled history holds him back. It will take Ransom’s feisty Aenti Ruth and her ragtag menagerie to entice these two guarded hearts to open to love . . .

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Kelly Long, I loved your story!

Beth Mast has no idea that she’s being treated more like a servant than a daughter. But that’s the kind of person she is… loving, giving, loyal, dependable, and hard-working. Attributes we should all exhibit.

Such interesting characters, an unexpected twist to the story, and a surprising end, kept me reading long past midnight. I honestly could not put this book down until I reached the end. I can’t wait to ready other books by the author.

Thank you, Ms. Long, for a wonderful story!

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

An Amish Christmas Kitchen | Gould, Drexler, Lloyd

 

 

Today I am reviewing An Amish Christmas Kitchen by Leslie Gould, Jan Drexler, and Kate Lloyd.

Here is a brief synopsis:

As the weather grows cold and the nights grow long, the cheer and warmth of the Christmas season is one thing all readers can find comfort in.

This collection from bestselling Amish fiction novelists Leslie Gould, Jan Drexler, and Kate Lloyd finds the beating heart at the center of the holiday and offers three novellas that celebrate family, faith, and especially the sights and smells of a bustling holiday kitchen.

An Amish Family Christmas
Leslie Gould tells the story of how, in the wake of a heartbreaking loss, a young Amish woman finds unexpected comfort and hope in a yearly baking tradition surrounding the local Lancaster Christmas market.

An Amish Christmas Recipe
Jan Drexler offers a sweet tale of a shy Amish woman who decides to use her gift for sweets to woo a local Amish boy with her beloved Christmas cookies.

An Unexpected Gift
And Kate Lloyd offers a heartwarming tale of a woman’s unexpected discovery about the truth of her past, and the warm and welcoming Amish family table she finds herself invited to on Christmas.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I love reading Christmas stories… and here are three wonderful Christmas stories! All three are unique, yet with the same message of hope and love.

An Amish Family Christmas
In the first story, Noelle has never overcome the rejection she felt when the man she was to marry leaves — and never returns. But their story is much more involved than the simple one she believes. And when Jesse does return, he is determined to find out why she rejected him! Read their story and discover the truth, as well as how Noelle learns to overcome the past and look forward to a brighter future.

An Amish Christmas Recipe
In the second story, Ada bakes a batch of delicious cookies to gain the attention of Amos, but she has no idea that another man is already interested in more than the cookies she bakes, but the sweet baker herself. What will happen when he tries to tell her that Amos isn’t the man she thinks he is? Will she believe him or not? Read this exciting story to discover how she deals with the truth.

An Unexpected Gift
In the final story, Maria discovers after she takes a DNA test that she is adopted. Searching for her birth parents, she travels to Lancaster County. Meeting the Miller family, she feel even more certain that she is close to finding her parents. Read this heart-warming story and learn the truth about Maria and her heritage.

Happy Reading!

and Merry Christmas!

 

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

Hush | Leanna Sain

 

 

Today I am reviewing Hush, an Amelia Island Suspense, by Leanna Sain.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Lacey Campbell dreams murders before they happen.

The night she dreams of a man strangling a young woman while crooning the lullaby “Hush, Little Baby,” she tries to convince herself it doesn’t mean anything. The next day she’s horrified to learn her dream was reality. Then she dreams the second murder….

Detective Ford Jamison is called in to help the local police, and he soon has a working theory about the murders. His belief that the killer is using the lullaby as a “blueprint” to target women who resemble Lacey, doesn’t slow the killings. Lacey is now afraid to fall asleep at night because the next face she sees in her dream might be her own.

As a hurricane churns ever closer to the little coastal town, danger and suspicion spins out of control. Time is running out. Can they stop the killer before the last verse of the lullaby?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Lacey Campbell has been having dreams since her childhood… but not ordinary dreams. More like nightmares. When she dreams about a young woman being strangled, the very next day she’s horrified to find out that the young woman really was strangled!

Of course I can’t tell you anything without revealing too much, but if you enjoy stories full of suspense, you might want to check this exciting story out.

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

Christmas in Winter Hill | Melody Carlson

 

 

Today I am reviewing Christmas in Winter Hill by Melody Carlson.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Krista Galloway has a good reason to dislike the holiday season, but when her new job as city manager forces her to plan the town’s over-the-top Christmas celebration, she and her daughter may find a new home–and some Christmas spirit–in the process.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I love reading Christmas stories…

Krista Galloway isn’t too crazy about Christmas… as a matter of fact, she doesn’t care for it at all.

Spoiler #1 — her birthday is on Christmas Eve–the worst day to have a birthday, because everyone is fixated on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. So… she never gets birthday gifts or a party.

Spoiler #2 — her husband left her–you guessed it–on Christmas Eve.

I can’t blame Krista for not liking Christmas. The problem is, she’s just taken a job in Winter Hill, where they have huge Christmas plans every year. And, of course, they’re expecting her to participate. But that’s not the biggest problem!

And I’m not going to say anything else. If you want to know more, read the story. Find out why Krista may be leaving town… before Christmas even comes!

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

Christmas of Hope | Diane Craver

 

 

Today I am reviewing Christmas of Hope by Diane Craver. This is part of the Dreams of Plain Daughters series.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Rachel Weaver decides to visit her husband, Samuel, at his furniture business and take lunch to him. When she arrives at his store with their daughter in her arms, Rachel is surprised to see a beautiful Englisher, Bridget, laughing and talking with him.

Jealousy causes Rachel to consider returning to work part-time at the bakery next to Samuel’s store. She will see Samuel more and can eat lunch with him. Keeping tabs on her handsome husband and baking her famous pies in the Weaver’s Bakery becomes Rachel’s objective.

Other characters from the Dreams of Plain Daughters Series make an appearance in this novella. As it gets closer to Christmas, Rachel’s faith is tested, and she is reminded again how fragile life is.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I love reading Christmas stories…

But Christmas is about to be spoiled when Rachel finds a beautiful English flirting with her husband. Is there more there than she’s seeing? What is her husband keeping from her?

Let me encourage you to read this wonderful story. Once you begin, it’ll be difficult to put down. The love and affection the author gives the characters is apparent — and I found myself wanting to read her other books. (So I’ll probably be posting more reviews here for her books in the future). I don’t want to give away any other spoilers, so if you want to know more, please read the story.

Merry Christmas!

… and Happy Reading!

 

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

His Wyoming Baby Blessing | Jill Kemerer

 

 

Today I am reviewing His Wyoming Baby Blessing, the fourth story in the Wyoming Cowboys series by Jill Kemerer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

She’s pregnant on his doorstep…

Saddle up for this Wyoming Cowboys novel.

When his childhood friend Kit McAllistor shows up, widowed and pregnant, rancher Wade Croft offers her a place to stay…but he can’t offer her his heart. As old feelings begin to surface, past tragedies force Wade to ignore them.

But on the brink of losing his ranch, will he also risk losing the woman he’s beginning to love…or can he cowboy up in time?

 

MY THOUGHTS:

if you’ve read anything by Jill Kemerer, then you’re going to love this series!

Wade Croft is a man with a painful past, just like Kit McAllistor… Kit has lost her husband and is in need of a place to stay. She’s also very pregnant. Wade can’t let go of his past, but he does the honorable thing and helps out his friend Kit. I have to admit that I shed more than a few tears when reading this heart-warming story. I think you will, too.

I can’t wait for you to read this story for yourself… please leave a comment and let me know what you think of it! Just don’t miss out on this wonderful series.

Happy reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

  1. The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride
  2. Reunited With the Bull Rider
  3. Wyoming Christmas Quadruplets
  4. His Wyoming Baby Blessing

Wyoming Christmas Quadruplets | Jill Kemerer

 

 

Today I am reviewing Wyoming Christmas Quadruplets, the third story in the Wyoming Cowboys series by Jill Kemerer.

Here is a brief synopsis:

A nanny at Christmas time…

Will she find love in this Wyoming Cowboys novel?

Six weeks on a ranch caring for quadruplets—aspiring nurse Ainsley Draper’s prepared for a busy Christmas. When the children’s handsome uncle opens the door, her task gets extra complicated.

Marshall Graham is upholding his promise to look after his twin sister, the babies’ mom. But as family loyalty clashes with new love, will the perfect present include a future with Ainsley?

 

MY THOUGHTS:

When Ainsley agrees to help a new mother with her quadruplets, the last thing she expects to find is the baby’s uncle caring for them — and their mother hiding out in her room. After Ainsley realizes the mother has problems of her own to deal with, she tries to convince her to visit her doctor, but instead Ainsley ends up getting fired! In the meantime, what will happen to the four wee babes?

I don’t want to ruin the story for you, so let me stop here — and encourage you to read this sweet story for yourself.

Happy reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

  1. The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride
  2. Reunited With the Bull Rider
  3. Wyoming Christmas Quadruplets
  4. His Wyoming Baby Blessing
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