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The Christmas Visitor: An Amish Romance

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013


    Although this was a shorter story it was a beautiful story. It is one to be read again and again. I would love to see a second story about John, Ruth and the children.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2013

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    Hott Synopsis: Ruth can¿t get past the feelings of inadequacy an

    Hott Synopsis:
    Ruth can’t get past the feelings of inadequacy and overwhelm that she’s felt since she became a widow. With six children and no way to provide for them is there anything else she could feel? She just can’t provide for them the way that she did before…
    Then, the things she so desperately needs just start appearing in boxes on her front porch. Who could be providing for them? Who could understand exactly what she needs or when she feels lowest?
    And who is that handsome man that just moved in down the lane?

    Hott Review:
    This book is a very difficult one to review. Even though at the end of I can say it was a good book, there were several times when I just wanted to put it down and walk away. The first half really drug for me. The writing wasn’t poor it was just that it was sad and action oriented. Very different than what I read.
    The romance was sweet but a bit quick and different.
    Take note, though, I did end up buying this book for Grandma it’s something that she’ll love.

    Author: Linda Byler
    Source: Open Road Media via Netgalley
    Grade: B
    Ages: 16+
    Steam: YA

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  • Posted November 23, 2013

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    A struggle with courage¿ Widowed with 6 children, including a 5

    A struggle with courage…

    Widowed with 6 children, including a 5 month old son, Ruth is barely holding on. Trying diligently to show a strong front for the children, it is difficult to keep her tears hidden.

    When anonymous boxes, filled with essentials, appear on her porch Ruth is deeply touched. Her struggles are physical and mental as she tries to balance raising her children alone, thankful to be watched over and blessed even in her deep sorrow.

    When a new carpenter buys a house in the Amish community and catches her eye Ruth is enchanted. Is this a blessing or is she just lonely?

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  • Posted November 4, 2013

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    The premise of this story is very good, but was a bit rushed to

    The premise of this story is very good, but was a bit rushed to make it happen at Christmas.
    A poor young widow with six little children, the youngest born after her husband died tragically. A 35 year old Amish bachelor, who just bought a big mansion in town. He is dating a Amish Teacher, and then??
    The whole idea of this story is heartwarming, and loved the friendship that Ruth had with Mamie...who certainly was not the stereotype Amish. She will make you laugh, but is really a good friend, just a bit lazy.
    This is one quick read, and can be read in an afternoon. Get ready for Christmas with a little love and romance....Amish style.

    I received this book through Net Galley, and was not required to give a positive review.

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  • Posted October 9, 2013

    Ruth is a widower with young children who only wants to provide

    Ruth is a widower with young children who only wants to provide for them and have a simple but happy Amish Christmas.  How will she manage?  She is doing all she can to work things out when mysterious boxes begin to appear. The boxes contain exactly what the family needs at the time.  Who is sending the boxes?  
    The Amish encourage remarriage among widows and widowers but Ruth feels she can never find a love like she had with her dear husband.  Will she find love among the snow, the boxes, the fun, the spirit of Christmas or will she let it slip through her grasp?
    I always desire to have a simple Christmas and have sought to teach my own children the true meaning of the season...Jesus and his birth, NOT GIFTS, GIFTS, and more GIFTS.  I think the Amish certainly have the right idea when it comes to the holidays.   The cover of this book is enchanting and just the cover alone made me want to read it.  I am a snow lover and it reminds me of times in the past with my own grandparents.   
    Thank you to Linda Byler and netgalley for the chance to read this delightful book and review it with all honesty. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

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