An Amish Country Christmas | Charlotte Hubbard & Naomi King Marathon

Today I’m reviewing An Amish County Christmas, which includes special Christmas stories to follow Amanda Weds a Good Man (One Big Happy Family series) by Naomi King – and Winter of Wishes (Seasons Of The Heart series) by Charlotte Hubbard.

An Amish Country Christmas includes The Christmas Visitors by Naomi King — and Kissing the Bishop by Charlotte Hubbard. These 2 novellas create a wonderful bridge between the Cedar Creek and Willow Ridge communities.

Here is a brief synopsis:

In Willow Ridge, Missouri, the Christmas season is a time when faith brings peace, family brings warmth and new romance brings sparkling joy…

The Christmas Visitors

For spirited Martha Coblentz and her twin Mary, the snow has delivered the perfect holiday and birthday present to their door–handsome brothers Nate and Bram Kanagy. But when unforeseen trouble interrupts their season’s good cheer, it will take unexpected intervention–and sudden understanding–to give all four the blessing of a lifetime…

Kissing The Bishop

As the year’s first snow settles, Nazareth Hooley and her sister are given a heaven-sent chance to help newly widowed Tom Hostetler tend his home. But when her hope that she and Tom can build on the caring between them seems a dream forever out of reach, Nazareth discovers that faith and love can make any miracle possible…

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MY THOUGHTS:

Time for more confusion? Nah, I think you can figure it out easily this time. Keeping these book in chronological order, now it’s time for An Amish Country Christmas, which occurs just after the previous two books I reviewed.

Have I mentioned that Charlotte Hubbard/Naomi King is/are one of my most favorite Amish author(s)? If you haven’t heard me say so before, pay attention! What a cool idea it is to join together both Charlotte and Naomi’s series to create a couple of stories.

While I’m not one to believe in “love and first sight”, these stories are light-hearted and fanciful–and just plain fun (no pun intended). I will readily admit that the second story was really my favorite—and I don’t mind telling you why…

It’s simple… I am much closer to the age of Jerusalem and Nazareth (and the bishops–Tom and Vernon), so I found it much easier to identify with them—as well as enjoy the way these two couples enjoyed being together and doing some things they hadn’t done in many years.

And of course, I was intrigued by just the title—Kissing the Bishop! And I will be honest enough to say that I never—not even in my wildest dreams—pictured a bishop speaking of such romantic, intimate subjects. But Charlotte did her job well—making these bishops appear human—as human as anyone else in their community.

Of course, I can’t really say much without giving away anything, but that’s enough for now. If you’ve been following along with me this month, you know much has been happening in the Willow Ridge and Cedar Creek communities.

Keep reading with me… I’m headed back to the Seasons of the Heart series… and there I’ll stay until the end of the month. I even have a special treat for you near the end!

Don’t miss The Christmas Visitors and Kissing The Bishop — 2 Christmas novellas by the amazing Charlotte Hubbard! Tweet this!

Now don’t you forget to click below to find out how you can enter Charlotte’s GIVEAWAY contest!

Charlotte Hubbard & Naomi King Marathon | Giveaway!

God bless you!

 

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

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12 thoughts on “An Amish Country Christmas | Charlotte Hubbard & Naomi King Marathon

  1. D K Stevens July 17, 2015 at 8:16 am

    This one sounds fun.. I do enjoy a book with older characters, yes, more my age.. and I especially enjoy special Christmas stories 🙂 Going on my wish list !

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    • Charlotte Hubbard July 20, 2015 at 7:51 am

      Thanks for your interest in my books, DK! This IS a fun book, and I think you’ll enjoy it!

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  2. conniepsaunders July 17, 2015 at 9:20 am

    I love Christmas stories at ANY time of year! Thanks Donna.
    Connie

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  3. karensuehadley July 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I have entered this give away through the different avenues, I hope they are showing up! I would love to win this giveaway. I haven’t read any books by this author and it sounds like they are the genre I enjoy.

    Karen Hadley

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    • Charlotte Hubbard July 20, 2015 at 7:52 am

      Karen, thanks so much for entering and coming along on our marathon! Good luck in the drawing!

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  4. ajwbear July 17, 2015 at 11:43 am

    I have entered this giveaway every day, and I sure hope that you are receiving them. I sure hope I win. I love all your books and would love to add more of them to my collection.

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    • Charlotte Hubbard July 20, 2015 at 7:53 am

      Thanks for your persistence, AJ! Good luck, and thanks so much for reading my books!

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  5. Trixi O. July 17, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Both books sound good! And ” Kissing the Bishop” sounds intriguing!

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    • DJ Mynatt July 17, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Oh boy, is it ever!!!

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  6. strgth4yu July 18, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I have enter everyday..hopefully I get to win.this awesome book! 😀

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