It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: An Amish Christmas Love

Posted November 27, 2017 by meezcarrie in Amish, Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads), Kelly Irvin, romance, Ruth Reid / 44 Comments

Christmas is now LESS than ONE MONTH away (whaaaat?) BUT now ’tis the season when I start craving cozy Christmas reads. There’s something about the magic of my favorite holiday that can make even the creepiest suspense novel feel warm and cozy haha!

In doing my own research on what Christmas reads are available, I couldn’t help but pass along my finds to you, my dear readers ♥ Beginning now and continuing through the end of the year, I’m going to spotlight several new Christmasy releases as well as books from recent Christmas past. So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!!

Special thanks to Amanda Dykes for the gorgeous graphic and to each author who has graciously offered a giveaway for their spotlight post!

about the book

Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman

Three generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi has never been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, have recently been widowed. Each nursing broken or lonely hearts, they also each have potential suitors. When a storm on Christmas Eve forces the three couples to take shelter in the basement of the Stotlzfus homestead, secrets are revealed, hearts are opened, and all three potential grooms drop to their knees for very different reasons—a proposal, a prayer, and an epiphany.

The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston

Emma Bontrager is spending her first Christmas alone after her husband of 45 years, Henry, passed away in July. Although the Amish don’t normally allow animals in their homes, a big, fat, orange barn cat keeps coming into Emma’s house. She shoos the cat away, but it continues to appear in her house, settling on Henry’s favorite wingchair. But the cat isn’t the only Christmas visitor: a group of young people help bring the Christmas spirit to Emma, reminding her that love and hope abide.

Snow Angels by Kelly Irvin

As a young man enjoying his rumspringa, David Byler gave his heart to an Englisch girl, but he eventually realized he couldn’t give up his Plain faith and family for her, so he let her go. He’s found a new love in his Bee County Plain community, Molly Shrock. Molly has been patient, waiting for the man she loves to love her back. Just as he is ready to propose, David makes a startling discovery: Bobbie McGregor, his Englisch love, is back. Will Molly’s prayers for a Christmas love be answered?

Home for Christmas by Ruth Reid

When a misdirected GPS sends Ellie Whetstone to the wrong address, she inadvertently finds herself breaking into the home of Amish man, Ezra Mast. Ellie hopes to fix up the house left by her aenti and sell it quickly, but a series of run-ins with Ezra and his young daughter have her questioning whether a hasty sale is the right move. Could this new place with its slower pace be the right home for Ellie?

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about the author

Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold over 1.5 million books, her novels have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA (Christian Book Association) Bestseller List. She was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013. She is a three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and an INSPY Award winner. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion.

Beth and her husband are empty nesters enjoying the country life in Texas with three dogs and a rooster. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, paint, and enjoy time with friends and family.

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AMY CLIPSTON is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. She has sold more than 1 million books, and her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and three spoiled rotten cats.

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Kelly Irvin is the author of more than a dozen Amish books. She is the author of the Amish of Bee County series that includes The Saddle Maker’s Son,  The Bishop’s Son and The Beekeeper’s Son. This last novel received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, calling it “a delicately woven masterpiece.” The Beekeeper’s Son was a finalist in the national 2016 ACFW Carol Awards Contest in the romance category.  Kelly is also the author of the Bliss Creek Amish series and the New Hope Amish series, both from Harvest House. She has also penned two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine.

The Kansas native is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism. She has been writing nonfiction professionally for more than thirty years, including ten years as a newspaper reporter. She retired in 2016 after working 22 years in public relations for the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. She is a member of ACFW and Alamo City Christian Fiction Writers. In her spare time, she blogs, reads fiction, and loves her family.

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Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA best-selling author of the Heaven on Earth series. She’s a full-time pharmacist who lives in Florida with her husband and three children. When attending Ferris State University School of Pharmacy in Big Rapids, Michigan, she lived on the outskirts of an Amish community and had several occasions to visit the Amish farms. Her interest grew into love as she saw the beauty in living a simple life.

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Kelly Irvin’s team is offering a print copy of An Amish Christmas Love to one of my readers! (US only) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? Who do you enjoy visiting at Christmas?

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44 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: An Amish Christmas Love

  1. Perrianne Askew

    We enjoy staying home at Christmas. It is a tradeoff for Thanksgiving when we travel. This book sounds fabulous. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  2. Linda Moffitt

    I really like sticking close to home but we do go visit grandparents
    Thanks for sharing all these great reads

  3. Kay Garrett

    During the Christmas holidays, my husband and I love to visit with the elderly and the shut-in folks taking them some homemade goodies we both baked. A lot of times we also run errands or do some household chores for them while visiting. We started years ago driving my folks to do the visiting. After years of seeing the smiles they put on folks faces and how much more than got back than they gave, we have just kept the tradition going even after my folks went to their heavenly home. Who knows one day when we can’t do or go, maybe someone will come to visit us to bring some holiday happiness! 🙂

  4. Marilyn

    I enjoy visiting at Christmas because you get to see friends and family that you have not seen in a while.

  5. Trixi

    We travel up to my sister-in-law’s for Thanksgiving & then stay home for Christmas. It’s a nice quiet family occasion with a big dinner & pie afterwards 🙂

    Thank you for the giveaway Carrie, I’ve had my eye on this book. Chock full of wonderful Amish authors! 🙂

  6. Evangeline

    I enjoy visiting family at Christmas, as we are now scattered and don’t get together often. Thanks for this great giveaway. I love Amish stories and love all these authors. ?

  7. Penny Mooney

    We have such a small family any more. I love visiting my sister-in-law, and close friends. I love Amish stories because it shows the simple life and I miss that so much. The stories above all sound marvelous. It was nice to meet the authors and get to know them. Thank you for the chance to read blurbs of the books.

  8. Vivian Furbay

    I enjoy being with family at Christmas. We usually go to my daughter’s house as she has the most room. It’s a chance to see my niece’s four kids whom I don’t get to see very often as they live out of town. I’ve read books by both Amy Clipston and Beth Wiseman and they are excellent writer. Would enjoy winning and reading this book.

  9. Patty

    All of my immediate family except for my younger brother live nearby, so we don’t usually have far to travel. He gets to do the traveling=)

  10. Sabrina Templin

    I enjoy visiting my mom and step dad but now they moved too far away so can’t do that. :/ Oh well it’s ok 🙂

  11. Lori Smanski

    I really enjoy it when the whole family gets together at the same time. First it is my husbands side then on chritstmas day is my side.

  12. Diane Wallace

    Our immediate family is local so we are able to stay at home and they come to us?
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. It is on my wish list?

  13. Catherine Lemanski

    I enjoy visiting family and friends in the days leading up to Christmas but enjoy my Christmas at home.

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