Today I am reviewing Christmas at Pebble Creek by Vanetta Chapman.
Here is a brief synopsis from Goodreads:
This free short story e-romance is an exclusive bonus from The Pebble Creek Amish Series by Vannetta Chapman.
Fans of the series will enjoy this chance to briefly revisit Pebble Creek, and new readers will be introduced to an Amish community that is more deeply explored in the three full novels, A Promise for Miriam, A Home for Lydia, and A Wedding for Julia.
As a bonus, this eBook also includes Amish homestyle recipes for chicken and dumplings, green beans, and fresh bread.
Heavy snow blankets the southwestern Wisconsin Amish community as nineteen-year-old Grace Miller closes the schoolhouse for Christmas break. She’s looking forward to having extra time to help the family prepare for the holiday, and she is hoping to get a few more drawings in of the beautiful, snowy Pebble Creek landscape.
Her courtship with Adam Lapp is going on six months, and Grace can’t wait to give him his present: a blue-and-brown buggy blanket she crocheted for him. Yes, this Christmas is going to be especially joyful.
Yet, amid the cheer of snowshoe outings, church potlucks, and holiday festivities, Grace is given a bittersweet reminder of the Christmas story. Grief is present with celebration, and though the future is rarely certain, she is given a heartwarming glimpse that God knows our needs before we do and will provide.
Christmas at Pebble Creek is the last story in this series; we are blessed that this is another free short story available in digital format for Vannetta’s readers.
Ms. Chapman mentions on her blog today that after writing the three books, she loved the Pebble Creek stories and they did so well that Harvest House agreed to let her write two FREE short stories (one to introduce the series and one to wrap it up). You can read about this and more about Vanetta Chapman on her website… HERE
What a fine ending…
Vannetta does an excellent job ending the series. This short story begins with Grace, daughter to Gabe and Miriam, who is all grown up and in a courtship with Adam Lapp.
Christmas is coming… how will Grace and Adam celebrate? When they meet an Englisch lady who has been searching for Grace, what surprises will the future hold? Will Grace be tempted away from the Amish way of life? Will she leave Adam to pursue a career in the Englisch world?
Many new exciting events take place in this story, but rest assured everyone ends up having a Happy Christmas.
To quote Vannetta…
“It’s the Christmas story, isn’t it? And the ending is always one of grace.”
Read it – just read it. You’ll be blessed, just as I was blessed.
And don’t forget to click below to find out how you can enter the BIG contest!
You can read more about the book on Goodreads HERE
You can find more about Vanetta Chapman on her website… HERE
God bless you!
©Donna J. Mynatt 2014
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