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A Lancaster County Christmas

A Lancaster County Christmas

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by Suzanne Woods Fisher
     
 

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Jaime and C. J. Fitzpatrick began their married life as most couples do--in love and looking forward to a bright future together. But four years later they've drifted apart and are almost ready to call it quits.

Mattie Riehl was hoping to give her husband Sol the Christmas gift they have both longed for--news that a baby was on the way. But as usual, she is

Overview

Jaime and C. J. Fitzpatrick began their married life as most couples do--in love and looking forward to a bright future together. But four years later they've drifted apart and are almost ready to call it quits.

Mattie Riehl was hoping to give her husband Sol the Christmas gift they have both longed for--news that a baby was on the way. But as usual, she is disappointed. The holidays bring an acute awareness to Mattie that her dream of a big family isn't likely to become a reality.

Then a winter storm raging outside blows the Fitzpatricks into the Riehl home--and into a much slower pace of life. Can these two couples from different worlds help each other understand the true meaning of love this Christmas?

With her trademark plot twists and attention to detail, Suzanne Woods Fisher offers readers a beautiful Christmas story of love, forgiveness, and what truly matters in life.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In this heartwarming entry in Fisher's series (The Search), two very different couples find redemption at Christmastime. Mattie and Sol Riehl, members of the Old Order Amish community, have long yearned for a baby of their own. Jaime and C.J. Fitzpatrick, who are as secular as you can get, are on the verge of divorce. When a storm forces the Fitzpatricks to seek shelter in the Riehl home, both couples discover the true meaning of Christmas. VERDICT The leisurely pace and homey feel of this novel should sit well with readers of Marta Perry and Jan Karon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441234162
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
8,530
File size:
692 KB

Meet the Author

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Letters, The Calling, the Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

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Lancaster County Christmas 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 63 reviews.
2dancers More than 1 year ago
Since I love to give holiday books to family members, I chose this book as I loved the book covering and I knew that the story would also bring a special feeling of love to my gift recipients. This book was totally enjoyed by everyone who read this book, including myself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cute little story...short though...only 135 pages but a good Christmas story.
onedesertrose More than 1 year ago
Sol and Mattie Riehl are hoping to hear the good news of a new arrival to the family, while Jaime and C.J. Fitzpatrick were leaving town to meet her long-absent father for a Christmas cruise, and who had a surprise for Jaime. Jaime and Mattie, with her precocious six-and-a-half-year-old son, Danny, became acquainted at the doctor's office. As Jaime is leaving the doctor's office, the doctor asks if she could return Danny's whistle before Christmas. Before leaving to her father's for a Christmas cruise, Jaime, C.J., and Tucker, their dog, make the trip out to the Amish farm. Shortly after their arrival at the Amish farm, Suzanne Woods Fisher, in her book, A Lancaster County Christmas, takes us on a humorous, dangerous, life-changing, and heart-warming trip. Not one, but two back-to-back major winter blizzards hustle the Fitzpatricks into the Riehl's home on Christmas eve for an unknown time frame. For those who haven't lived through a blizzard, Suzanne is very accurate in her appraisal of the weather! Suzanne, in her typical, heart-warming writing style, spins a story that will resonate in your own life, as each of the characters must come to terms with their own personal disappointments and failures that will change the lives of all involved at the Riehl's home. The camaraderie between Danny and Jaime brings out a side of Jaime that even she didn't know she had. I truly enjoyed the story on many levels-the humorous, dangerous, life-changing, and heartwarming-which you will experience as you read the story. I do believe it's a Christmas story that could change your life, also! Definitely a Divine encounter. This book was provided by Amy Lathrop of Litfuse publicity Group in exchange for my review and presentation of the giveaway. No monetary compensation was exchanged.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is with you pll? 21 reviews ans every single one a freaking plot spoiler!!!!! Yiu have told every single detail of the story, everything. What reason now is there for anyone to buy the book??? Why do you do that? Why do you think you have to ruin a book for other readers? Just because you get the book for free doesnt mean we do. We have to buy ours, but thanks to your rude, inconsiderate hatefulness, here is another book ruined that we cannot buy, because you plot spoilers have ruined it for us. Learn how to write a blamed review, not a blog or book report!!!!
Pa_Sue More than 1 year ago
Jamie and CJ are a couple who are drifting apart. Maddie and Sol are an Amish couple who badly want a baby, but can't have what they want. When these 2 couples get together and celebrate Christmas they will learn about each other and what they really want in their lives. A good book to read over the holiday season!
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Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
Did I enjoy this book: I love Amish fiction. It has been quite a long time since I have read an Amish fiction book. I wanted an uplifting, happy, heartwarming Christmas book and that is what I got. A Lancaster County Christmas delivered a great story of hope, happiness, and perseverance. I really enjoy the stories where the Amish learn from the English and the English learn from the Amish. Both have great lessons. Both have value. Both need each other in some circumstances. The main circumstance in this book had me on the edge of my seat. I kept hoping for a good outcome. I kept praying that it would end right. Both of the women in A Lancaster County Christmas were missing something and looking for peace and direction. Their journey is worth the read. Would I recommend it: If you are an Amish fiction fan, and you like heartwarming Christmas stories, you should check this one out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story! It made me laugh and cry. I love each of the characters. Great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book
DaleDL More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it very much. Good, clean and helpful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a love story, adventure, grief, heartbreak, funny, and rediscovering God all in one. This is an easy read and hard to put it down.
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xxzz More than 1 year ago
this was a nice book just enough fluff without being to much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Those who like to read of the joys and sorrows of everyday poeple whose lives change others, will enjoy this book that turned into a good Christmas story.
pattyb41 More than 1 year ago
The author brought the amish and english together dealing with a very sensitive issue. Great holiday read. Will read more of Fishers work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
things are not always what they seem. Young couple learns the value of a simple lifestyle. Light reading.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this a wonderful book to read during the Christmas season. It was inspiring to read about the Christian elements of faith and trust shared by both the Amish and "English" characters. It could well be a great book to discuss with others.
virgilenne More than 1 year ago
When people with people with too much materially meet people that take a meaningful path meet, who wins? Do they all win from the meeting Or do they all realize with God all win? 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very heartwarming Christmas read. Helped you to focus on true meaning of Christmas and how important relationships are and to see how we take for granted in our busy hustle bustle world . 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent Christmas read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago