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A Wells Landing Christmas

(Wells Landing #8)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  160 ratings  ·  60 reviews
As the most joyous of seasons comes to the Amish community of Wells Landing, Oklahoma, one young woman gets a chance to start again--and rediscover the gift of true love . . .

Families rejoicing together, caroling parties full of cheer, and church get-togethers brimming with delicious cooking and warm fellowship. Ivy Weaver would give anything to be a part of Chr
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 25th 2018 by Zebra
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Deanne Patterson
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book kept me up reading it til after 2 a.m. last night. I really couldn't stop turning the pages as I read Ivy and Zeb's story. This is a very appealing story that has all the warm fuzzy feelings of Christmas with the elaborately delicious dinners to the garland and warm fellowship. I was invested in the book and felt as though Ivy was a friend sharing tea and pie with me while we talked over her worries and fear of being accepted by the community. There are so many layers of this book like ...more
This is an emotional and moving story of love, friendship, forgiveness, grace and realizing our worth in God's eyes. Ivy Weaver is a special young Amish woman who cares for her grandfather and works but it is hard when he starts having memory issues. Her mother remarried after the death of Ivy's father and moved away.
Zeb Brenneman and Ivy had a special relationship but when things didn't end well, Zeb moved to Pinecraft, Florida where he joined a more liberal Amish community. Two years later, Z
Maureen Timerman
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
We are back in Wells Landing and with some of the characters that we have come to love, and yes there are wonderful updates, but this is Ivy’s and Zeb’s story.
Can you go back to a relationship? Some of these individuals don’t really think so, and one of these characters has purposely wrecked their reputation, but why? Well, as we learn the facts here, and want to hug each of these individuals, and shove them together, but it doesn’t look like they will make it.
Enter a new hunk of a man, a man wi
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Wells Landing Christmas by Amy Lillard is the eighth book in A Wells Landing Romance series. Ivy Weaver lives in Wells Landing, Oklahoma where she has a reputation for wearing jeans, driving a car and kissing at least three boys (shocking). Ivy has been taking care of her grandfather, Yonnie since her mother married and moved out of state two years prior. She has yet to join the church because she does not feel worthy and she would need to confess her sin before the congregation. Ivy has her h ...more
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Two hurting people in desperate need of a second chance that seems impossible until the spirit of Christmas takes hold. Ivy is ornery and Zeb's conflicted and judgement abounds in a community that's supposed to know better. A truly beautiful look at the power of forgiveness and the meaning of grace in action. ...more
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Wells Landing Christmas
By: Amy Lillard
A heartwarming story that carries us back to Wells Landing. Lillard writes an inspirational story filled with
romance, trust, faith, second chances, and forgiveness all in one story. The author grabbed me right at the
start and I did not want to put it down. I was not disappointed. I loved the story and the characters, both
were well written and well developed. There were several times that i had tears in my eyes and caught
myself holding my breath. This sto
Patricia Bond
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing

It is Christmas time in Wells Landing and Amy Lillard takes us back to Wells Landing to tell us the story of Ivy Weaver and Zeb Brenneman.
Ivy spends her time working at the bakery to make ends meet, taking care of her grandfather, Yonnie, who suffers from "memory lapses" and occasionally wanders off. Ivy also spends some time at the local retirement home visiting the residents, especially, Ethan Dillon, whom Ivy has become very attached to
Zeb Brenneman left W
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A trip back to Wells Landing, Oklahoma at Christmas was a beautiful experience connecting with the community and characters in this latest book by Amy Lillard. I was invested in the story and stayed up to finish it late last night. Ivy Weaver and Zeb Brenneman had a past but Ivy had her hands full making a living and caring for her Dawdi, who was struggling at times with memory loss. This book is filled with old and new characters including some special English ones—I fell in love with Ethan Dal ...more
Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
This is a story of forgiveness, but not just forgiveness of others. The biggest thing Ivy had to learn was to forgive herself, and seeing her character grow to this realization was really touching to me. I always know when I read a story my Amy Lillard that I'm going to love it. Add in a Christmas theme and I definitely sold. But this story was different for me to read in so many ways. Never have I connected with a character like I did Ivy. In a lot of ways she reminds me of myself (minus the Am ...more
Amy Lillard has become one of my favorite Amish fiction writers. In a genre that can become a bit stale, she always keeps the stories fresh and the characters interesting. So interesting in fact, that I read this book in one day. Basically in one sitting. Yeah, it's that good!

This is a story about family, friendship, love, and second chances. At times it is an emotional read that had me smiling and then tearing up. Ivy has her hands full caring for her grandfather, Yonnie, who is quite the chara
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In A Wells Landing Christmas by Amy Lillard, we see that Ivy Weaver’s life is nothing like that of her peers. She has become an outsider in a very close-knit community and on top of that she is the sole caretaker of an ailing grandfather with many signs of dementia. In the middle of her chaotic life, Zeb Brenneman returns after being gone two years.
With no one to turn to in her time of need, Ivy visits her new retirement/nursing center close to her home. She quickly discovers that they can not
Melissa Henderson
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A heartwarming story showing how forgiving ourselves can be difficult and yet can be accomplished. By holding on to past mistakes, the characters have chosen unexpected paths in life. Will they forgive themselves and others and move on to a God centered, love filled life? While caring for others can cause stress, great blessings can appear. Wonderful story. I received a copy of this book from the author. This is my personal honest opinion. No review was required.
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was such a delight!!
To me, this is Amy Lillard's best yet!!
I read it in almost one sitting because I couldn't wait to turn the page and see what happened to Ivy, Zeb and Dawdi next.
The author sure could write like I was with the family. I enjoyed their company and plus the food.
The Amish are wonderful cooks!!
Ivy is a lot like me. She stubborn and wants no help from no one. I also like her because she's a loner like me, but unlike me I didn't do what she did. I do enjoy people to a cer
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Wells Landing Christmas is a cute and sweet read by Amy Lillard. I give it four stars.
Elaine Shorb
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great book! Very well written. This book was one that I could not put down once I started to read. I highly recommend reading this book!
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ivy Weaver made a mistake years ago and her Amish community seems to ignore her. Ivy tends to her ailing Grandfather who's mind is failing. Ivy tries to work and take care of her Grandfather. Zed left town years ago and comes back and regrets leaving Ivy. He tries to show her he has changed but Ivy wants nothing but to care for her Grandfather. When he starts helping with the chores and helping with her Grandfathers care will Ivy see another side of him ? This is a beautiful story of forgiveness ...more
Ashley Christy
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved going back to Wells Landing once again especially at Christmas time. Love how Zeb and Ivy worked out there issues. Also I felt sorry for how Ivy's grandpa was not well. I also loved the part when the people at the nursing home finally got some busts from their family members. ...more
Ash Luna
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ivy and Zebs story is heartbreaking and made me wonder what in the world was Ivy thinking of talking to him again, but when I seen how much her heart hurt for him it made me understand her so much more. Great read and super great ending!
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Wells Landing Christmas was an absolutely captivating story of two people, Zeb and Ivy, who completely captured my heart! I love the Wells Landing setting and have enjoyed other books set in this Amish community. Even if you have not read any of the other Wells Landing stories, you can easily read this one as a stand alone novel.

Right from the start, there was serious tension between Zeb and Ivy. The author slowly allowed the truth of their backstory to come to light a bit more with each passi
Cheryl Baranski
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amy Lillard sure knows how to captivate her book reader audience with her latest book A Well’s Landing Christmas. Travel back to Well’s Landing and visit with some of the characters that you know and love. And meet new ones that you will surely come to love. This story is full of love, faith and forgiveness. Be sure to get your copy of a Well’s Landing Christmas today.
Kay Garrett
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: want-to-read
A WELLS LANDING CHRISTMAS by Amy Lillard is the eighth book in the A Wells Landing Romance Book series.

It is an extremely well written Christian Christmas story that will have you smiling, shaking your head, grabbing for the tissues, and holding your breath. The author weaves the true meaning of Christmas, unquestionable forgiveness, amazing grace, God’s unwavering love and faith in a way that this most amazing Christmas story will have you finding your Christmas spirit within its pages. Along t
Chastity Ray
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Travel back to Wells Landing with Amy Lillard's latest novel in her Wells Landing series. If you haven't read the other books in the series, not to worry, you can start here and not be lost.

Ivy Weaver never meant to be alone. She was in love with Zeb Brenneman and thought they would be together forever. When he left her and headed for Pinecraft she was devastated, but she had her family to keep her going. That is until her mom got remarried and moved to Indiana, and her grandfather losing his gr
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Ivy Weaver cares for her grandfather and works hard outside the home, but it is hard dealing with all the changes in her life. Her mother recently remarried and moved to another community and Ivy is left trying to care for her elderly grandfather who is having memory and judgement issues.
Zeb Brenneman and Ivy were dating unofficially two years before, but he moved to Florida when things didn't work out. He is part of a more liberal community of the Beachy Amish, but returned home to spend Chris
Deana Dick
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is an emotional roller coaster filled with joy, tears, forgiveness and hope. I love how the author makes the characters so real. I felt like I was sitting with Ivy as she takes care of her grandfather who is ill. Christmastime is suppose to be joyful but Ivy doesn't really feel a part of the celebration. Wells Landing is filled with festive parties and family togetherness. My heart went out to Ivy as she sensed herself not part of the joyous celebrations going on.

We all make mistakes,
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amy Lillard does it again. It was great to be back in Wells Landing, Oklahoma with many of the characters we've met before and have their stories continue. This is Zeb and Ivy's story. We learn their history in detail after much denial and ignorance. I liked how the story was woven with so many different tales being told and drawing in the various characters. Ivy's grandfather was in the mix of things throughout and I hope we get to meet him again in another Wells Landing or a Pinecraft, Florida ...more
Despite my mixed feelings about some of the individual books in this series, I was eager to return to the community of Wells Landing and see some familiar faces. Given the title of this novel, I expected to find a collection of short stories featuring the characters of the previous six novels. Lillard tends to include the name of her main character in the title, and this title suggests a broader look at the community.

As the recap above says, though, this book follows the formula of her other no
Pam Pavkov
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Wells Landing Christmas ia an amazing story of forgiveness and second chances written by Amy Lillard. This story takes the reader back to Wells Landing and reunites us with a few characters from previous books. The storyline takes its time being played out but the ending was well worth the wait.

The characters were very likeable and told the story beautifully. There was a young Amish woman Ivy Weaver who was having a difficult time dealing with ghosts from her past and a young Amish man, Zeb B
Gail Hollingsworth
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a truly gripping story full of secrets, surprises, and not least of all, love.
Ivy Weaver's mother has remarried and moved to another state. Ivy decided not to go and stays in the home she grew up in to take care of her grandfather. She struggles to make a living and at the same time keep an eye on her grandfather who suffers from memory loss from time to time. Ivy fears losing her income, being called sporadically to "rescue" her grandfather.
To add to her complications, her former beau
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Amish fiction fans
Will she give them a second chance at love...?

Christmas was, and is, a few months away as I read A Wells Landing Christmas. Where I live the trees are in the process of turning color and the nights are getting downright crisp but Amy Lillard transported me to the depths of an Oklahoma winter in just a matter of pages.

As with the rest of her books I found A Wells Landing Christmas to be a moving story, sometimes a little bittersweet, filled with many poignant moments and even a few chuckle-out-l
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