Thursday, November 13, 2014

An Amish Christmas Journey

GIVEAWAY
Their Holiday Adventure

Toby Yoder promised to care for his orphaned little sister the rest of her life. After all, the tragedy that took their parents and left her injured was his fault. Now he must make a three-hundred-mile trip from the hospital to the Amish community where they'll settle down. But as they share a hired van with pretty Greta Barkman, an Amish woman with a similar harrowing past, Toby can't bear for the trip to end. Suddenly, there's joy, a rescued cat named Christmas and hope for their journey to continue together forever.

My Review:

Best line in the whole book: "Courage is fear that has said its prayers." That's advice Greta is given early on in the book and it sets the tone for this inspiring story. Love the concept of Toby and Greta's Christmas journey. I could see parallels with the Wise Men's journey of old. Both present and past seekers are searching for truth and the peace finding it can bring. Appropriately, for both Toby and Greta that peace comes from finding true forgiveness. Such a powerful story of coming to terms with loss and having the courage to move on from it. The sweet romance adds a deeper dimension to an already moving tale.  An Amish Christmas Journey brings the true meaning of Christmas to life. A 'novel' addition to any seasonal reading list -- especially if you are an Amish fan.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of An Amish Christmas Journey please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 16 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

28 comments:

  1. Great review! It really makes me want to read the book!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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  2. I love reading Christmas books this time of year.
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    1. I do too, Danie. Great way to savor every moment of the season. Good luck!

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  3. I love reading about the Amish. I love Christmas. I also love cats. So this book has everything I like. Would love to win it and read it.

    teakettle58(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. This is definitely the book for you, Topazshell. Good luck!

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  4. I love the quote from the book. I love how you brought up parallels between the character's journey and the wise men. Looks like a beautiful Christmas read. Thanks for sharing the review and giveaway.

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's thoughtfully written for sure. Definitely a feel good read. Good luck, Kelly.

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  5. Hi Kav . Another good Amish story. Love them. Love your review.
    Please put my name down for a chance to win. GOD bless.
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  6. Love amish stories. Would love to win . Thanks'
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    1. You're welcome, Phyllis. Good luck!

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  7. Oh, I like that line too! I really enjoy Patricia's books and this sounds like it won't let me down either. Thank you for the chance to win it.

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    1. I love the way she captures family and the important things in life. Good luck, Wendy.

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  8. An Amish Christmas book is just what I need to read at this time of year! Sounds great!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It definitely captures the heart of the season. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  9. Sounds like a great book. Thank you for the review. I'm looking forward to reading this one.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  10. I'll try this one ... rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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  11. Sign me up, Kav, it sounds like a good one! Thank you for a great review.

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  12. You had me at Amish! jodycarr96ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. LOL -- we're kindred spirits, Jody. Good luck!

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  13. Amish fiction is my favorite genre to read. I have read one of Patricias' books before and really liked it This looks like a good one to read too. Thanks for the review Kav!
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    1. I'm really enjoying this author and this LI series. Good luck, Maryann.

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  14. Would like to win this book
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