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Naomi's Gift: An Amish Christmas Story

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Naomi't Gift

I highly recommend this book,, I could not put it down...

posted by WVR on November 30, 2011

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Christmas novella in Kauffman Amish Bakery series is a bit rushed

Naomi's Gift by Amy Clipston is a Christmas novella in the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Naomi King has faced two recent heartbreaks that have left her wondering if marriage is God's will for her and a reputation for chasing men with some of the men in her community. Ca...
Naomi's Gift by Amy Clipston is a Christmas novella in the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Naomi King has faced two recent heartbreaks that have left her wondering if marriage is God's will for her and a reputation for chasing men with some of the men in her community. Caleb Schmucker is still mourning the loss of his pregnant wife Barbara in a tragic buggy accident two years ago while trying to raise his daughter Susie. Caleb and Susie return to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania where he grew up to spend the holidays with his sister Sadie and her family. Sadie has plans for Caleb which include getting him to move home, marrying her friend Irene and working for Irene's father in his buggy shop, but when Susie meets Naomi, the two quickly become friends, and soon Caleb becomes curious about the young woman who so quickly captured his daughter's heart, who his sister seems determined to keep him away from. If you aren't familiar with the series (like me), you'll still comfortable quickly as Clipston does a good job of keeping the families straight for new readers. Naomi and Caleb's attraction for each other grows quickly but naturally over the course of the story. Both are sympathetic characters, and Susie is sweet, but Sadie comes across as completely unlikable, and Naomi's mother, Irma, not much better. I think when trying to create conflict for the story, some of the characters became stereotypes rather than people, so the story isn't as strong as it could be.

posted by ChristysBookBlog on September 22, 2011

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Christmas novella in Kauffman Amish Bakery series is a bit rushed

    Naomi's Gift by Amy Clipston is a Christmas novella in the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Naomi King has faced two recent heartbreaks that have left her wondering if marriage is God's will for her and a reputation for chasing men with some of the men in her community. Caleb Schmucker is still mourning the loss of his pregnant wife Barbara in a tragic buggy accident two years ago while trying to raise his daughter Susie. Caleb and Susie return to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania where he grew up to spend the holidays with his sister Sadie and her family. Sadie has plans for Caleb which include getting him to move home, marrying her friend Irene and working for Irene's father in his buggy shop, but when Susie meets Naomi, the two quickly become friends, and soon Caleb becomes curious about the young woman who so quickly captured his daughter's heart, who his sister seems determined to keep him away from. If you aren't familiar with the series (like me), you'll still comfortable quickly as Clipston does a good job of keeping the families straight for new readers. Naomi and Caleb's attraction for each other grows quickly but naturally over the course of the story. Both are sympathetic characters, and Susie is sweet, but Sadie comes across as completely unlikable, and Naomi's mother, Irma, not much better. I think when trying to create conflict for the story, some of the characters became stereotypes rather than people, so the story isn't as strong as it could be.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2012

    Recommend highly.

    If you enjoy Amish stories, you will enjoy this. It is easy, light reading and keeps your attention.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    Highly recommend!

    A lot of readers just might associate themselves with Naomi. It was a heartwarming story with a great ending!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2011

    Good Book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    Typo

    This book was not typed well. It had many areas where there were two words the same and you had to guess what the second word should have been. Pages 8,9,10 etc. were in the book multiple times. It was unfair to the author to have this book presented badly. I did enjoy reading the book, since I live in Lancaster County, PA.

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