A Christmas For Katie by Shelley Shepard Gray

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Day #7 – Today I am reviewing A Christmas for Katie by another favorite author, Shelley Shepard Gray.

GoodReads says:

Will a little Amish girl make a Christmas miracle?

It isn’t easy to be Katie Weaver. Her sister-in-law Ella is about to have a baby, making Katie an aunt for the second time … and she’s only six and a half! Plus, her favorite librarian, Miss Donovan, seems sad. She won’t even fix up the rundown nativity in front of the library in time for Christmas. Then, an old woman is attacked outside the library, and, one by one, the nativity figures start to disappear!

Luckily, there’s a new deputy in town, Connor Fields. He takes a real liking to Miss Donovan … and he promises to find the missing nativity pieces for Katie.

Now, all Katie has to do is pray that Ella’s delivery goes well and that some kind of nativity is in place for Christmas Eve. Oh, and that Miss D. falls in love with Connor. Katie knows from watching her three brothers that it makes people real happy. And that would be a Christmas miracle indeed!

MY THOUGHTS:

Shelley Shepard Gray does a superb job showing the feelings of six-year old Katie, who is trying to be obedient, but no one else seems to care as much as she does that the Christmas nativity is about to fall apart.

Her solution? Well, fixing it would be a good start, but even better, to have a live nativity using people and animals!

Katie then turns her attention to the librarian, Jayne, who she feels is lonely and needs a husband… but when Jayne meets Deputy Conner Fields, she is smitten, without any help from Katie.

Ms. Gray just seems to have a knack when it comes to twists and turns. Who else would think to add a Christmas kleptomaniac to the list of characters!

Of course everything turns out just the way the reader hopes… sometimes even better than expected.

I enjoy reading about a community, shown in a continuing series of books, with more and more revealed with each book. Ms. Gray does exactly this… and I am always eager to read the next book in each of her Amish series.

So far I have never been disappointed!

You can find more about Shelley Shepard Gray on her website… HERE

You can read more reviews and more about the book on GoodReads… HERE

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