A Christmas for Katie: A Christmas Families of Honor Novella
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A Christmas for Katie: A Christmas Families of Honor Novella

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by Shelley Shepard Gray
     
 

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Will a little Amish girl make a Christmas miracle?

It isn't easy to be Katie Weaver. Her sister-in-law Ella is about to have a baby, making Katie an aunt for the second time . . . and she's only six and a half! Plus, her favorite librarian, Miss Donovan, seems sad. She won't even fix up the rundown nativity in front of the library in time for

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Will a little Amish girl make a Christmas miracle?

It isn't easy to be Katie Weaver. Her sister-in-law Ella is about to have a baby, making Katie an aunt for the second time . . . and she's only six and a half! Plus, her favorite librarian, Miss Donovan, seems sad. She won't even fix up the rundown nativity in front of the library in time for Christmas. Then, an old woman is attacked outside the library, and, one by one, the nativity figures start to disappear!

Luckily, there's a new deputy in town, Connor Fields.

He takes a real liking to Miss Donovan . . . and he promises to find the missing nativity pieces for Katie.

Now, all Katie has to do is pray that Ella's delivery goes well and that some kind of nativity is in place for Christmas Eve. Oh, and that Miss D. falls in love with Connor. Katie knows from watching her three brothers that it makes people real happy. And that would be a Christmas miracle indeed!

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
The story of a precocious 6-year-old, Katie, whose Christmas wish list is not for toys and gifts for herself, but rather for good things to happen to people she cares about. She also wishes for a newer, fresher Nativity scene to replace the cracking, peeling plastic figures outside the town library since, as she explains to the adults who question her, the Nativity scene is very important. As the story unfolds, the sad librarian who once dated and loved Katie's older brother, only to be rejected by him when he decided he must marry within his Amish faith, finally finds true love and is able to forgive the man who broke her heart. After a bit of a scare, the wife of another of Katie's older brothers delivers a healthy, happy baby that the couple decides to name in honor of Katie. The dilapidated Nativity figures begin to disappear somewhat mysteriously, but in the end, the whole town comes together in a live reenactment of the important Nativity scene just as Katie imagined and hoped that they would. The author was a schoolteacher before she started to write best-selling fiction, which probably explains why the character of Katie, while unusually precocious, comes across as credible. The adult characters are also believable and likable. This brief novel is appropriate for children (as long as they are as precocious as Katie) as well as young adults and older adults intrigued by the often surprising wisdom and insight of young children.
The Deseret News
“A story of love and forgiveness, Gray paints a stirring picture of Christmas time and the magic it can have on people.”
Romantic TimesBOOKclub
"Gray’s latest embodies the meaning of Christmas. It is a reminder that all situations — good, bad or inconvenient — happen for a reason: It is God’s plan."
Reader to Reader on A CHRISTMAS FOR KATIE
“...full of the warmth of the Christmas season, this charming story is a perfect reminder of what the holiday is all about!”
Midwest Book Review on A CHRISTMAS FOR KATIE
“An engaging, romantic love story...of faith, family and misunderstandings highlights the rich magic of Christmas and why it’s known as the blessed season of love, forgiveness and joy.”
USA Today
“A sweet, straightforward story about how love can be tested by family, faith, and personal insecurity. Enjoyable and heartwarming.”
Romantic Times BOOKclub
“Gray’s latest embodies the meaning of Christmas. It is a reminder that all situations — good, bad or inconvenient — happen for a reason: It is God’s plan.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062242549
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Series:
A Families of Honor Novella
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
85,319
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

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A Christmas for Katie: A Christmas Families of Honor Novella 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about by an Amish girl of six. It is a bit unbelievable, the things she says and does. It is about 70 pages of storyline. It is cute. No sex, cursing or worldly thoughts. Recommended for readers 12 and up. Just too short for what I paid for it and I like my heroines a bit older. This seemed more like a children's book, but had adult topics in it. AD
Patricia Bisbing More than 1 year ago
Loved this book could not put it down
cin1230 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. If you read Amish books then you must read this one. If you ave not reading any Amish books and always wanted to read one. I highly suggest you start with this one. Outstanding book.
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Couldn't finish this story. It just didn't draw me in.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very nice Christmas story about Amish and English working together to bring out what Christmas is all about. Also for Katie, the young Amish girl, to find out the true meaning of Christmas. It was an incredibly small book with only 128 pages. I should have look at the number of pages to see it was a short story but it was a nice story to read during the holiday season.
JPropst More than 1 year ago
Shelley Shephard Gray has written an adorable Christmas story of one child's desire to make Christmas wonderful for everyone in a small town. It's a short quick read that will warm your heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pieces of a Nativity scene keep disappearing. What is happening to them?A young girl wants to make a live Nativity scene. A librarian meets the sheriff and dates him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love books written by shelley sharpard. I always recommand to my friends books written by her.
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Neat storylines. Good mix of Amish and english.
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You start babe
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