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An Amish Christmas

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  • Posted October 19, 2010

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    delightful story of adjusting to living with the Amish people

    A delightful and interesting story of a well-to-do family that suddenly, due to the husband's unwise decisions, became completely insolvent and lost everything they had except for one old automobile that had been paid off years earlier. What to do? How do you exist as a family and where do you turn? Meg and James Hobart, along with their three children, Lizzie, Will, and Sam had to face this reality shortly before Thanksgiving when a very irritated James turned on all of his family with a distinct attitude problem noticed by all. The family had always had a huge Thanksgiving dinner attended by many friends and Meg was busily preparing her plans for what, who, and exactly when the dinner would be served. For some time James had been bitterly complaining about any purchases the family made telling them the family could not afford all those unnecessary things they purchased. Just before the big dinner he broke down and told Meg that he had been "fired" in August and had not been able to tell her. He had invested all their money after his firing in some dismal investment company without telling Meg and they had lost everything. Everything was gone including the house, the savings, the investments, and their leased cars. The dinner went on but with a far different feeling by Meg and James. Corners were cut everywhere possible. The next few weeks they disposed of everything, cancelled all insurance policies, as well as anything due in the present or future. They packed and shipped all personal items to Meg's parents where they would travel to as soon as possible and live with them until they became able to go on their own once again. They squeezed into the old car and took off carrying only very personal items that they each wanted to still be in their lives. While traveling through Pennsylvania they had an accident with an Amish horse-drawn buggy forcing the car into a pole. As a result an Amish family involved in the accident came and helped all involved and made sure they were not hurt and took them to their home to get warmed up and relax from the accident. The car was towed to a garage in a nearby small city and the Amish family invited the Hobart's to stay with them until the car could be repaired and then get on their way once again. Needless to say, the Amish life was far different from the life that the Hobart's had been used to all their lives-until the loss of all their possessions and finances. You never heard such belly aching from the kids. Lizzie, Will, and Sam couldn't put up with these people or the way they lived. No computers, no television, no-anything they were used to. The stay was extended because it was taking the repair shop a long time to get the parts and get that old car ready. This story is a good old-fashioned story that fits in with Christmas time perfect and gives all of us that are spoiled having all the modern communication and living devices in our lives a lot of reflection. You will meet the Amish families and live with them and adjust to their style of living-or not! The Amish live a very simple family oriented life and are not afraid of manual labor. An excellent read for all ages.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    One of my top 10

    This is a wonderful story. Found myself emotionally drawn into the characters. Not your predictable Amish love story. This is on the list of my favorite 10 books of all time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    This is a wonderful book!

    I bought this book as a gift for a relative. It arrived in perfect condition. I read this last winter as a library book, and enjoyed the story so much, I decided to buy it new for my relative. It helps you see the real meaning of Christmas, family & holidays, and to get a different perspective on life!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Great Story

    Short Read, Good story. Would recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Great book

    Wonderful Christmas story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    An Amish Christmas

    I am only on page nine. Just got back from band so i can't read much tonight. I will keep on reading and keep up on up dates. Later this was posted at 9:16 on 12-10-12

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Sweet

    This was a sweet Chrustmas







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  • Posted December 1, 2011

    Very good,

    Slow to start, but then couldn't put it down. Loved it.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    A nice book to read every Christmas

    This little story reminds us of the things in life that are impotant. We often judge people by their "things". The Amish family clarifies the truely important aspects of life; family, friends, and kindness to others. I would definitely recommend this book for others.

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  • Posted June 7, 2011

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    Wonderful Story of Forgiveness

    Meg and James have lost everything they thought they valued. They along with their 3 children Lizzie, Will, and Sam, have left North Carolina and are headed to Homer NY to live with Meg's parents. At the beginning of the story it does not seem possible that this family is going to be able to stay together.
    Fate brings them to visit the Amish community in Pennsylvania, and a near fatal mishap ends up changing their lives. While traveling down a Country Road in their packed to the gills Mustang, James swerves and misses an Amish buggy. David Lutz is so thankful to be alive and no one is hurt. He opens his Amish home to the family.
    Lizzie and Will are aghast that there is no electricity! Where Sam seems to settle in nicely. What ends up being over 2 week stay changes all of the Hobart's lives.
    I really enjoyed the interaction between the English and the Amish. This is the story of forgiveness and acceptance. I loved the story!

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  • Posted January 16, 2011

    Good Story

    Enjoyed this book very much. Good story and the ending not predictable as some books. The Amish life takes the commercialism out of Christmas and focuses on the simple things in life such as families getting together, good food and enjoying each others company. I would like to see this story continue with the Hobart family and their new life.

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  • Posted December 23, 2010

    Limited character development

    Disappointing.

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