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An Amish Gift

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

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    Author: Cynthia Keller Published by: Ballantine Books Age Recom


    Author: Cynthia Keller
    Published by: Ballantine Books
    Age Recommended: YA - Adult
    Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
    Book Blog For: GMTA
    Rating: 5

    Review:

    "An Amish Gift" by Cynthia Keller was a good novel It really was just a great, short, sweet, feel-good book to read especially during this blessed holiday. "It was definitely a reminder of what is really important during the holidays." We find that this story is of the 'Davis Family' which consisted of Jeannie (mom), Shep (dad) Tim, Willa (the children) and Scout(the dog). We will travel through two different Christmas's with this family where the first Christmas was one full of sadness, bitterness and much anger. As the story moves along we now find that the Davis Family has moved due to an inheritance. They thought this was a good move due to the fact that Shep has lost his job and their finances were nearly in bankruptcy. Maybe a new start in a new place would be great but upon on arriving the 'new house' and Shep's new job a lots of TLC was needed.

    You can see in the read that "Jennie was holding the family together with a string and a prayer." "When the family befriends their Amish neighbors, the Fishers, their home life gradually becomes more civilized and happy." "When Jennie finds a business that she can run, with the help of her family, things look up for them." Now, this is the time that I will say you must pick up the excellent read to see how the author gets the reader through this storm for the Davis's. It will be a bumpy ride but in the end...well you will see.


    "An Amish Gift" was a good clean book even with some Bible references in it that wasn't overly done. It was interesting to see the 'Davis Family' actually were learning from their Amish neighbors. So, if you are interested in a good clean read that could be read any time...not only at Christmas...I would recommend "An Amish Gift" novel to you.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Great Book!!

    I really liked this book. I couldn't put it down. It's about a family struggling to stay together and also having financial problems. They move near an Amish family and they learn how to solve their problems.

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  • Posted December 31, 2012

    Great story. Hard to stop reading. It's a story about a family t

    Great story. Hard to stop reading. It's a story about a family that is struggling to stay together. They are also stru that teaches them how to overcome all of their problems. Highly recommend tis book.ggling finacially too. They move by an Amish family

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  • Posted December 2, 2012

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    What an entertaining book...I read it in one afternoon. The stor

    What an entertaining book...I read it in one afternoon. The story begins with what is a new beginning for the Davis familly..Jennie, Shep, Tim, Willa and their dog Scout. Can you imagine a relative you have never heard of leaving you their home, and business?
    What we soon discover is that both the house and business need a lot of TLC. On several walks with Scout, Jennie meets an Amish family, first Mattie Fisher, and then the whole family and extended.
    We travel through two Christmas's with the Davis Family, on the first there is so much anger and bitterness. As we travel along the next year, something changes.
    What an enjoyable read between the two cultures. Yes there are differences, but there are also many of the same problems. We see how things are handled within each family, and we come to love them all.
    A really different story of Amish books...I for one Loved it, and didn't want it to end!

    I was provided with a copy of this book through the Publisher Random House, and Net Galley, and was not required to give a positive review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    Awesome

    Great story loved it

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