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Amish Christmas at North Star: Four Stories of Love and Family

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One night four lives entered the world by the hands of an Amish midwife, just outside North Star, Pennsylvania.

Rebekah’s babies, as they are called, are now grown adults and in four heartwarming novellas each young person experiences a journey of discovery, love, and the wonder of Christmas.

Guiding Star
by Katie Ganshert

Curiosity gets the best of Englisher Chase Wellin
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 20th 2015 by WaterBrook Press
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Susan
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Keep the tissues close by as you are reading AMISH CHRISTMAS AT NORTH STAR. These authors will have your emotions all over the place. Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop! The twists and turns made it impossible to put down, as I had to know what was going to happen to all of these characters. All of the characters feel genuine and relatable and put your emotions on one heck of a roller coaster ride. As you are reading, you will find yourself cheering for all of them, praying they ca ...more
Anne
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartwarmimg Christmas Romances

This was four Amish romances brought together at the end with one event at the beginning and another event at the end. All four stories were great, but made even better by now they came together at the end. Very heartwarmimg Christmas story.
Sheila
Amish Christmas at North Star is a nicely woven Christmas story, whether you’re into Amish romances or just looking for a good relaxing read. It’s pleasantly, but not excessively, seasonal too, making it a great read for any time of year. The paths of its four protagonists, born the same day, are completely different of course, and told by different authors. But the town where they were born, the community that loves them, and the midwife, who oversaw their first breath, tie their tales together ...more
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
{{It’s December and that means Christmas book reviews here on BFCG! Unlike how we did last year with every review day being a Christmas book, this year just Monday & Friday will be reviews of Christmas books. Wednesdays will be reserved for new releases. :) A couple giveaways are also scheduled this month, so keep an eye out!}}

About this book:

“One night four lives entered the world by the hands of an Amish midwife, just outside North Star, Pennsylvania.
Rebekah’s babies, as they are called, ar
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Brittany
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amish Christmas at North Star was such a fun collection of novellas. I loved the way all four stories were tied together and introduced in the prologue.

I really did enjoy each novella, however, Guiding Star by Katie Ganshert was my very favorite. This novella not only captured me but also felt like a full and complete story with no rushing through the ending.

Mourning Star by Amanda Flower was also very good, however, the ending felt sudden. I wanted another chapter! I guess that proves I was rea
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Laura
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it

Guiding Star by Katie Ganshert
Curiosity gets the best of Englischer Chase Wellington when he investigates the twenty-five-year-old disappearance of an Amish baby. When he finds adventurous Elle McAllister in Iowa will his discoveries upend her world?

My thoughts: This was a very sweet romance. I loved Chase. He was a dear, kind, considerate, and smart. Elle was a dear, and as much as she and her adoptive mother imagined where she came from she had never guessed the truth. Beautiful story. Unfini
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Michelle
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-it

Amish is not what I always love to read, but since Katie Ganshert wrote one of the stories I had to read it! I also like Cindy Woodsmall as well and ends up their two stories are my favorite in this book. The first story is so very good and it leads into the rest of the stories as well. Each story, while different, all tie in together which makes this book one of the better collections I have read. The setting is a cozy Christmas scene and makes you want it to start snowing! All of the character
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Katie
As I expected, the novella by Katie Ganshert was my favorite. I was surprised to find out that I also enjoyed the novella by Amanda Flower...
Fans of Amish fiction will enjoy this!
Kristy Hetzel
Feb 05, 2020 rated it liked it
I quite liked the first story, written by an author I already really liked, and the last one was OK too. The two middle ones were a bit ho-hum and I struggled to remember the story lines by the time I finished the book.
Cheryl Barker
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
A thoroughly enjoyable novella collection for the Christmas season. Add this one to your list for holiday reads now or in the future. I think you'll enjoy!
Joann
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book of 4 stories, each unique and yet all tue into one common thread! I enjoyed each story as well as the characters ! Great authors collaboration !
Jalynn Patterson
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:
One night four lives entered the world by the hands of an Amish midwife, just outside North Star, Pennsylvania.

Rebekah’s babies, as they are called, are now grown adults and in four heartwarming novellas each young person experiences a journey of discovery, love, and the wonder of Christmas.

Guiding Star by Katie Ganshert
Curiosity gets the best of Englisher Chase Wellington when he investigates the twenty-five-year-old disappearance of an Amish baby. When he finds adventurous Elle
...more
Bailey
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is easily one of the most heartwarming collections of stories that I have ever read, and the beauty of this book will undoubtedly stay with every reader long after they put it down. If you are looking for a meaningful Christian fiction contemporary that focuses on breathtaking journeys, I highly suggest this one. Up until this point, I had never read a single story featuring Amish characters even though there are several on my shelves. I recently decided that this needed to be rectified imm ...more
Andrea Cox
by Andrea Renee Cox

“Josh said she was too picky. But to Elle it was a matter of not settling.”
~ Guiding Star by Katie Ganshert

When Amish midwife Rebekah Schlabach delivers four babies on one blizzardy night, adventures are certain to follow. Each of the novellas in Amish Christmas at North Star tells the story of one of “Rebekah’s babies.”

Guiding Star by Katie Ganshert
Noelle “Elle” McAllister’s journey to find her birth mother takes her back to where her life began: the birthing center in North
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Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)
I usually skip over novellas but at Christmastime I devour them. Some people love Christmas movies, I love Christmas novellas. It's such a treat to snuggle up in the evening with a quick read. Amish Christmas at North Star is an even bigger bonus because it includes four novellas in one book.

Katie Ganshert sets the stage with the backstory of a cold and snowy night when four babies were born by the hands of an Amish midwife named Rebekah Schlabach. The circumstances were so unusual that the new
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Brenda
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love finding books that include stories written by various authors, especially when those stories are tied together and with Amish Christmas at North Star the common denominator was the Amish midwife Rebecca that helped bring four babies into the world in North Star, PA. Each story, is different but also has similarities, and the one thing I enjoyed was the epilogue that provided insight at the end. I have to say I have always been a fan of Cindy Woodsmall, so her story was probably my favorit ...more
Mary
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Amish Christmas at North Star was officially my first ever Amish Fiction Book. I adore all things Katie Ganshert, so I fully intended to just read her novella, Guiding Star (which ended up being my favorite of all four stories). After reading her story I realized all 4 stories were intertwined. I loved the premise of the story - 4 Amish babies born on a snowy December night by 1 midwife and where they all are 25 years later. I also read this over the Christmas Season, so it seemed especially end ...more
Lindsay
You get to hear about all four babies that were born near Christmas. Rebecca is an Amish midwife. In Guiding Star it about a 25-year old disappearing from an Amish baby. Will there be love for Elle McAllister? We get a quite a nice way to see what her life is like after being born on that snowy night with three other babies.



Morning Star is about a girl named Eden Hochstetler. She wants to investigate her friends Isaac death. It has got her thinking about who could have done it and hurt Isaac. S
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Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Amish Christmas at North Star is four short stories; Guiding Star, by Katie Ganshert, Morning Star, by Amanda Flower, In the Stars, by Cindy Woodsmall and Star of Grace by Mindy Starns Clark and Emily Clark. One snowy night in November 1990 was a night Rebekah Schlaback would never forget. Four young ladies gave birth that night, and Rebekah's only help were the nervous father's to be. Each of these four stories are about these babies that were born, 25 years ago. As you read these stories, you
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Hallie Szott
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This review is also posted on Book by Book.

Amish Christmas at North Star offers a wonderful collection of holiday novellas from authors Cindy Woodsmall, Mindy Starns Clark (with Emily Clark), Amanda Flower, and Katie Ganshert. With mystery, romance, and cozy Christmas feelings, these four heartwarming novellas tell different and unique stories, each involving great characters, but all tie together quite nicely. Any reader of Amish fiction will want to be sure to pick up Amish Christmas at North
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Yo Leo Ficción Cristiana
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Christmas, sweet Christmas.

This book is my first experience reading an Amish story and I can happily say that I liked.

These four novellas are sweet, but also have mystery, romance and capture the essence of Christmas in a unique way.

While the stories are about different characters, the four stories are intertwined in an interesting way, so that it can said that they are the continuation of the other.

Read a book written by several authors was fascinating for me becau
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Britney
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Filled with inspiration, intrigue, and romance, Amish Christmas at North Star is a wonderful collection!

While Woodsmall, Clark, and Flower are beloved authors of Amish fiction, this is Ganshert’s first foray into the genre. What a marvelous addition she is! Her story, Guiding Star, was my favorite of the collection, and I hope she will bring us more Amish stories in the future.

Although they share a common thread, the four novellas are unique, and I delighted in the charm of each one. These ladie
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Lori
Jan 20, 2016 rated it liked it
I am not a fan of four in one stories. The reason is because they usually leave me hanging wanting more of the story itself.
However; I do love some of their other books by theirselves.
please don't hate me it just wasn't my cup of tea
However; I will strongly recommend this book to people who love 4 in 1 books.
I was given a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.
Beth
I typically don't pick up Amish stories, but this one has a Katie Ganshert novella included, so I was happy to read it. The other stories, though by new-to-me-authors, were pleasant surprises. They were very cozy, sweet yet realistic stories, perfect for rounding out the Christmas season.



Yvonne
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
A lovely collection of four stories with a common theme.
Nicole Wrightson
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Okay this I will admit, I got pulled into one story and took a break to read some of another book, read another story worked on another book. So this one I put to the side often after finishing one of the stories in it. But this is a good book. The four stories are four of a whole. It all started one snowy night when Rebekah helped bring four babies into the world. She was an Amish woman helping four Amish mothers to birth babies that would become known as Rebekah's Babies.

Years later is when t
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
Amish Christmas at North Star is a wonderful collection of novellas, with some familiar ties. The four protagonists, were all born the same day, delivered by the same midwife. They have all taken very different paths, but are all single and either looking for love or have been hurt and do not want to find anyone to love. Each story is told by a different author, but they mesh together very well. I like that they are all set in the same area and I recognized some of the family names from other Am ...more
Debra
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amish Christmas at North Star is a wonderful way to get ready for the upcoming holiday season! This is a collaboration of great authors who come together to weave the stories of Rebekah's Babies, all born in North Star with the midwife, Rebekah as the first person they saw when they entered this world!! Their beginnings may have been quite similar, their journeys through life took many twists and turns. Sit down, in a comfy chair, get a warm and cozy blanket, light an aromatic candle, pour your ...more
Janice
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this on the kindle

This was a 4 in 1 book each by a different author but they are each about one of 4 babies all born on the same night at the Amish birthing centre

I really enjoyed the stories the 1st was about shortly after the birth of 1 of the babies the mother & baby disappears.

2nd one was about a murder

3rd one there is a secret about a break-up

4th How a little brother wants his older brother to come home

You had a write-up at the beginning which tells you about how the 4 babies mot
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MK
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you told me a year ago I'd be reading Amish romance I would have looked at you funny. But after reading Amanda Flower's Amish candy shop mystery series, I followed her here. I ended up loved the ways the stories intertwined love and faith. Very different from my usual reads but really enjoyable. Amanda Flower couldn't resist making hers a mystery and I swear I know the main character from one of the mystery books, so I'll have to go check. Star of Grace is more about healing and forgiveness t ...more
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