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An Amish Christmas: December in Lancaster County (An Amish Christmas)

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Celebrate Christmas with Four Amish Romances.

A Choice to Forgive by Beth Wiseman

After Daniel disappeared that long-ago Christmas Eve, Lydia built a life with his brother. But now she's a widow and Daniel has reappeared, asking for forgiveness. Can she go back to her normal life with her long-lost love as her neighbor?

A Miracle for Miriam by Kathleen Fuller

Seth is no longer
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published September 14th 2009 by Thomas Nelson (first published 2009)
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Jan 01, 2012 Jessica rated it liked it
Not sure to rate this book two or three stars. It was definitely ok, and actually better than many of the other books I would rate two stars, but I wouldn't go so far to say I actually liked it, either. I guess I should rate it 2 1/2 stars? Anyhow, I agree with another reviewer that says it is basically Hallmark movie special in Amish community. Cute and sweet, but terribly cliched. I guess I'm just getting tired of all these formulaic christian fiction Amish novels. This may seem really rude, b ...more
3 Amish Christmas stories. The 3 stories link together. The first 2 may be read in either order as their timeframes overlap. The third story is the conclusion to the book--its story is mentioned in the other 2 a number of times.

A Miracle for Miriam by Kathleen Fuller
3 1/2 stars
Miriam is plain and thinks of herself as an ugly duckling. She wants to get married and have a family, but she doesn't think anyone will ever find her attractive enough to marry.
Seth was Miriam's school crush. He broke h
Sep 16, 2016 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked three out of four of the stories; the fourth story was okay. The stories that I liked were A Miracle for Miriam , A Choice to Forgive, and Christmas Cradles . These were interesting stories with characters that I liked. All of the stories involve First Christmas (Christmas Day), which I was expecting but still enjoyed. They don't celebrate it the same way I do, which was interesting. The other story, the one that I thought was okay, is One Child . I didn't like the characters, but it was ...more
Molly (Cafinated Reads)
Dec 30, 2009 Molly (Cafinated Reads) rated it it was amazing
I don't think I could say this enough!!! It's WUNDERBAAR!!! These groups of stories relate so well and blend together so nicely. The three authors are outstanding in their own books but they really had it together when combining these 3 seperate stories for this one book.

I love Amish stories to begin with, and I love Christmas, and I was super excited to hear about the release of this book! As with Sound of Sleigh Bells by Cindy Woodsmall, I don't want to make my review too long, else I give aw
Oct 08, 2009 Pastoralmusings rated it it was amazing
An Amish Christmas is different in that it is a book of three novellas. It is also different in that there are three authors.

It is an amazing little book, though. The pleasures of the Christmas season is tempered by heartache, yet sweetened by hope. The three stories all speak of the same Christmas. The cast of characters is essentially the same in each story. The location is the same, too.

Each story focuses on a particular subset in the cast of characters. Each of them has their struggles, grie
Dec 12, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: AN AMISH CHRISTMAS: Expanded Edition
Authors: Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Barbara Cameron and Kelly Long
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
August 2010
ISBN: 978-1-59554-878-8
Genre: Inspirational/Amish/Christmas

It’s Christmas time in Paradise, Pennsylvania, and four Amish couples experience hope, redemption, and new life.

A Miracle for Miriam – by Kathleen Fuller. Miriam has been in love with Seth since they were in school together, but when she was fourteen, Seth stomped all over her heart. Wh
Mar 29, 2011 Damla rated it really liked it
Actually, I didn't know much about the Amish people and their lifestyles until I read this book. They live without electricity, without technology, TV, internet, etc. unlike the modern city people. They are against using them, but they are happy with this.
In "An Amish Christmas", which consists of four novellas written by different authors, you will find love of people as the main theme, but this love is told in a God-oriented and religious way through the light of Bible. The book tells how a go
Dec 26, 2014 Lori added it
Enjoyed listening to this book
Dec 29, 2014 Wanda rated it it was amazing
I went to my library last week to pick up 4 books that I had reserved. On one bookshelf "cart", I noticed holiday/Christmas books and I stopped to see what they had to offer. I ended up with four more books than I originally planned on, this being one of them.

I must point out that I live in Lancaster County PA and have had Amish neighbors and friends for well over 30 years now. Paradise, PA is 5 miles or so up the road from me and I've lived in Bird-in-Hand and Ronks, all places of reference in
Jan 14, 2016 Monkeyface rated it it was amazing
An Amish Christmas: December in Lancaster County (An Amish Christmas)
by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Barbara Cameron, Kelly Long
Celebrate Christmas with Four Amish Romances.
A Choice to Forgive by Beth Wiseman
After Daniel disappeared that long-ago Christmas Eve, Lydia built a life with his brother. But now she's a widow and Daniel has reappeared, asking for forgiveness. Can she go back to her normal life with her long-lost love as her neighbor?
A Miracle for Miriam by Kathleen Fuller
Seth is no
Jun 24, 2011 Martha rated it it was amazing
An Amish Christmas is a very uplifting novella. The authors are brilliant at creating characters that readers are able to relate with and deliver messages that helps the reader to grow spiritually and to be entertained by the talented authors writings.
Dec 13, 2010 Rj rated it it was ok
Shelves: amish, 2010
This is a 3 story novella. I am only reading the first story. A Miracle For Miriam. I could not find it listed separately on this site. Well I did end up reading all three. They were sweet stories but I wasn't blown away by any of them.
Jan 02, 2016 Tanya rated it liked it
The stories in this book are sweet, but they aren't the best Amish fiction I've read. If you want to turn off your mind and be entertained, this is a great book!
Jan 05, 2013 John added it
returned to the library unfinished (read one of four stories)........victim of holiday blues......
Nikole Hahn
Dec 12, 2010 Nikole Hahn rated it it was amazing
Book Review

An Amish Christmas

December in Lancaster County

Four Amish Christmas Novellas

Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Barbara Cameron, and Kelly Long

December beckons me with its Christmas lights and cold nights to read a good Christmas story. I have my favorites, and An Amish Christmas has become one of them. A collection of Christmas novellas are typically unconnected stories by different authors of the same genre. In this case, these four novellas tell the story of one December in Lancaster Cou
Aug 24, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it
There's something about Amish romances that are just so comforting. I try to read everyone I can get my hands on and have read many. This book actually was three novellas in one, written by different authors, but all about the same groups of people and they intertwined with each other.

In A Miracle for Miriam, Miriam has resigned herself to being a bit alone. After all, even for the plain people she is rather plain. But a boy who broke her heart and spirit when she was fourteen has just returned
Shari Larsen
Dec 19, 2013 Shari Larsen rated it it was amazing

This is a collection of 4 novellas with a Christmas theme; they all take place within the same Amish community, and the first 3 stories share some of the same characters.

The first story, A Miracle for Miriam, is about 19 year old Miriam, a self-described ugly duckling, and how she deals with Seth, a young man returning to the community to make amends for past mistakes, and of those mistakes was how he teased and humiliated Miriam in school 5 years ago. Miriam wants to forgive, but can she trust
Dec 01, 2009 Linda rated it it was amazing
An Amish Christmas is a collection of three Amish Christmas novellas. All three author brought out the rich traditions of the Christmas season, as celebrated by the Amish, the First Christmas and the Second Christmas. This tradition that would be great to incorporate today, reminding us of the real Reason for Christmas.

A Miracle for Miriam by Kathleen Fuller is a poignant love story of a couple, which includes a devastating beginning for Miriam and a tragic accident that changes the heart of the
Kelly Hager
May 09, 2010 Kelly Hager rated it liked it
An Amish Christmas is three novellas, all set in Paradise (town in Pennsylvania). They're interconnected (characters from one pop up in the other two) but also standalones so if for whatever reason you don't read them all at once, you can follow each one without remembering the other two.

(But good luck not reading them all at once.)

The three stories are all really good, but I think my favorite was A Choice to Forgive (the one by Beth Wiseman). But that in no way indicates that I didn't love A Mi
Dec 28, 2010 Julia rated it really liked it
An Amish Christmas is a collection of four Novellas by four creative authors. I was thrilled when this book arrived in time for the holidays. I was not disappointed!

You are first introduced to Paradise. Paradise is a lush Amish community filled with loveable and admirable people. You will meet Miriam who battles with self confidence much like many women do. Then you will meet Seth. Seth was the classic good looking boy who knew it! Daniel was a boy who made a rash decision that affected his enti
Dec 29, 2010 Lorie rated it really liked it
A Miracle for Miriam by Kathleen Fuler is the first story in the book. Miriam has little self confidence. She remembers as a young girl when the boy she was secretly in love with hurt her by calling her a name. She goes through life thinking she is not good for anyone. Seth, the boy who called her a name in school comes back after living in the English world. He was in a car accident. They meet at a singing and Miriam has to learn to like herself before she can truly fall in love with someone. S ...more
Mary  O'Brien
Dec 05, 2011 Mary O'Brien rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-books
An Amish Christmas: December in Lancaster County by Kathleen Fuller, Beth Wiseman, & Barbara Cameron
The stories in this book are about second chances.

In the first story, A Miracle for Miriam by Kathleen Fuller; Miriam is given another chance at love. Seth, the boy she had a crush on during school, made fun of her and wouldn’t give her the time of day. Now, years later he has come back. In fact, it is his wish that Miriam will forgive him. That he will have another chance to show her how muc
Dec 01, 2010 Cafelilybookreviews rated it liked it
Amish fiction lovers can add another title to their list with An Amish Christmas by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

This Christmas bestseller now adds a bonus story, Christmas Cradles by Kelly Long. Though small enough to stuff into a stocking, this little hardback book packs four novellas between its covers and is sure to satisfy fans of Amish fiction. Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Barbara Cameron and Kelly Long collaborate their talents and the result is a wonderful collection of Christmas stories.
Carrie Pagels
Dec 23, 2011 Carrie Pagels rated it really liked it
I listened to this book via a download from My favorite novella was Kelly Long's Christmas Cradles. I also enjoyed Beth Wiseman's A Choice to Forgive. However the other two novellas were thin on characterization and story line and I was quite disappointed in the listen.

The narrator was mediocre at best and mispronounced many words. The ratings on are low (3's) because of the two novellas that were lacking and because of the poor narration. However, two of the stor
Dec 17, 2010 Camille rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, christmas
I received the extended edition of this book from BookSneeze.

I am under no obligation to write a positive review, just to write an honest review.

I want to start out by saying: Five out of five stars!

I think that this book was the perfect book to get me into the Christmas spirit. Leading up to finals I didn't feel very "holiday" but once I finished, and after reading this book I feel the holiday spirit, and for all the right reasons.

An Amish Christmas features four novellas.

1. A Miracle for Miram
Jun 11, 2012 Lindsay rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up from the library. I read the back on the cover and one of the story caught my attention or interest. So I picked it up and checked it out to read. It one I read from start to finish. It was hard to put down. I love Christmas stories anytime of year but the season is one of my favorites. In this case, these four novellas tell the story of one December in Lancaster County. These four some way connect to each other but not in a series kind of way.

In A Miracle For Miriam, you l
An Amish Christmas is one of my favorite books. If you love romance novels and the Amish life seems interesting, then this book is for you. In this book it has 4 stories in one. It starts with a young woman named Miriam. Known as a "wall flower" and has never had much confidence in her self. Part of the reason is her childhood crush hurt her badly that it still stings when she thinks of it. After being in the english life for years Seth Fisher has come back to Lancaster County and just wants to ...more
Jan 03, 2013 Sylvia rated it it was amazing
An Amish Christmas Expanded Edition is a compilation of four novellas by Kathleen Fuller, Beth Wiseman, Barbara Cameron and Kelly Long. Although each novella is written by a different author, the novellas are intertwined by a slight overlap of characters from one story to the next. The novellas focus on themes such as forgiveness, insecurities, faith, and romantic love.
Four great authors, four great stories all connected:
In A Miracle For Miriam by Kathleen Fuller we're introduced to Miriam and S
Sep 27, 2012 Ashley rated it it was amazing

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By Beth Wiseman, Kelly Long, Kathleen Fuller & Barbara Cameron

In Beth Wiseman's A Choice to Forgive, Daniel Disappeared one long-ago Christmas Eve, and Lydia built a life with his brother. Now she's a wido
Jan 04, 2015 Tama rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Enjoyed this audio book that included four stories based on Christmas in Lancaster county. The stories made occasional references to each other, but each story could stand alone. The stories provide insight into many of the Amish traditions. The narrator was good for female voices and the general narration, but very monotone for the male characters. I believe she was trying to characterize a low-key nature, but it came across as flat. Other than that, very enjoyable and relaxing.
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