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Her Christmas Pen Pal | Ruth Reid Marathon



Today I’m reviewing Her Christmas Pen Pal, by the fanciful Ruth Reid.












This novella can be found in An Amish Second Christmas – along with three others by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Tricia Goyer.


Here is a brief synopsis:

Joy was expecting a wedding proposal from Henry; what she got instead was news of another woman.

But when her heartfelt letter to a cousin ends up in the hands of a young cabinetmaker, an unexpected correspondence between two strangers gets interesting fast.


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Her Christmas Pen Pal was such a great read… this is one story I will be reading year after year – and I really hope Ruth gets the chance to write more about this nice community and these wonderful characters!

From the very first page, Joy captured my attention, with the loss of her parents — to the apparent lack of feelings on Henry’s part… Henry, who she has been courting. After patiently waiting for him to propose, he seems to be moving farther away from her — and when he takes another girl home, Joy writes out her anguish — 10 pages worth — to her friend. Only the address is difficult to read and it’s delivered to a stranger!

Oh my! I can just imagine her embarrassment when she receives a reply!

Noah Esh is the young cabinetmaker who the letter (and a box of sweet treats) is delivered to by mistake — but after reading the letter, he feels compelled to write back.

OK, I guess you can tell that I enjoyed the book so much, its’ characters are real to me; so much so that I’d love to meet Joy — she sounds like a wonderfully sweet maedel. She deserves someone much better than Henry, who seems selfish to me.

Ruth writes a great story, but the community she creates and the characters are what makes this story unforgettable!

If you enjoy reading a fun, heart-warming story, you’ll LOVE Her Christmas Pen Pal


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February 2015 MARATHON | Ruth Reid


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