Today I am reviewing The Dawn of Christmas — by Cindy Woodsmall.
This is the third story in the Apple Ridge series…
Here’s a brief synopsis:
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down.
Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance.
To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan—but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down.
Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together?
I rejoiced with Sadie when she stood up for what she knew to be the truth, even when her family and friends tried to convince her otherwise. I appreciate the way her character changes and grows throughout the book. When she meets Levi, in a totally unique situation, it begins a new chance for a future filled with more than lies, deceit and loneliness. I was so glad to see that Levi appreciated Sadie for the wonderful person she is… and I love happy endings!
I appreciate how Ms. Woodsmall weaves in the characters throughout the three stories, yet making each one distinctly about new characters, as well as the ones we’ve grown to love.
I love reading Ms. Woodsmall’s novels. The people in them are more realistic than you find in many other novels (things don’t always work out the way you hope), but she does a great job tying up loose ends and creating happy endings whenever possible.
I heartily recommend The Dawn of Christmas.
God Bless You!
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt