It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Amish Christmas Miracles (+ guest post)

Posted November 24, 2020 by meezcarrie in Amish, Author Interview, Christian, Christmas, contemporary, Dana R. Lynn, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) 2020, Jennifer Beckstrand, Kathleen Fuller, romance / 38 Comments


today’s book: Amish Christmas Miracles

Last week I started my annual blog series spotlighting new and recently-released Christmas reads! (Over 50 this year – And I’m SO EXCITED about it!)

Christmas is still 31 days away BUT we all could benefit from some extra Christmas cheer this year, right? ‘Tis the season when I really start craving cozy Christmas reads (even more than I do the rest of the year lol), so now is the perfect time to jump right into these posts!

Continuing through just before Christmas, I’m going to spotlight several new/recent Christmasy releases. 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??!! (Because authors are awesome!)

Today’s next book is a fabulous collection of Amish Christmas romance novellas – you can check out my review here – and some of the authors are here to share their fave Christmas traditions!

AMISH CHRISTMAS MIRACLES
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance / Amish Fiction
PUBLISHER: Blessed Publishing
RELEASE DATE: November 10, 2020
PAGES: 946

Spend Christmas in Amish country.

As snow falls softly outside the window, curl up by the fire with this collection of 14 stories by your favorite Amish fiction authors. Let them transport you to Amish communities all across the country.

Travel to small towns where horses clip-clop down the road, farms dot the snow-covered landscape, and families gather to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas.

Sigh over sweet stories that touch your heart. Laugh, cry, rejoice, and smile as couples renew their faith and find their perfect soul mates.

These heartwarming tales of faith, hope, love, and Christmas miracles are a special gift to you from Kathleen Fuller, Lenora Worth, Adina Senft, Laura Bradford, Jennifer Beckstrand, Jennifer (J.E.B.) Spredemann, Rachel J. Good, Serena B. Miller, Mary Alford, Loree Lough, Dana R. Lynn, Susan Simpson, Tracy Fredrychowski, and Ashley Emma.

May you be richly blessed this holiday season!

 

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favorite Christmas traditions

My favorite Christmas tradition is spending time with family. This may sound like a cop out since everyone loves to spend time with family during Christmas. But for us, it’s the only tradition we have. I’m not a sentimental or traditional person. Neither are my three kids—who are now adults—or my husband. Oh, I tried over the years to have a variety of traditions: advent calendars, pjs on Christmas Eve, driving around to see Christmas lights, baking a cake for Jesus’s birthday…you get the picture. Nothing really stuck on a traditional basis. Instead every Christmas ended up being a little different.

But one thing remained the same, and it still does—being together as a family. That’s become more difficult now that my children are older. Our oldest son lives in Colorado with his girlfriend Sammi, and our oldest daughter Sydney and her husband Caleb are in the Army and currently stationed in Kentucky. Our youngest, Zoie, still lives with us, but eventually she’ll fly the coop, too. Having lived apart from our extended families for over twenty years, my husband and I understand the challenge of getting everyone together for Christmas. It doesn’t happen every year, but there are always phone calls, facetime, and texts. The connection is always there, even if we all aren’t in the same house together.

Ultimately the real Reason for the Season is celebrating the birth of Jesus, and we can do that whether we are together or apart. Our faith and love for him are the best traditions of all! 😊

~ by Kathleen Fuller, author of Sleigh Bells Ring

Every December I pull out twelve special Christmas candles and use them as a centerpiece on our table. After a traditional Christmas Eve dinner of ham, Gala Jell-O Salad, and cheese potatoes, we take turns lighting the candles one-by-one. The person who lights the candle gets to pick a Christmas song that we sing together. After we sing the song, the next person lights a candle and picks another song. Once all the candles are lit, we enjoy their flickering light and share our feelings for our Savior and express appreciation for each other. It is one of my favorite Christmas traditions.

I incorporated this tradition in my story about Titus Helmuth and Katie Rose featured in “The Amish Christmas Kitchen.” Titus wants Katie to feel more at home, so he uses things he finds around the barn as candles for Katie’s Christmas table tradition. (Just a spoiler: Goat poop does not burn.)

~ by Jennifer Beckstrand, author of Peanut Butter Christmas

When my daughter was a year old, we celebrated Christmas at our house. Both sides of the family came. She was the first grandchild for both my parents and my husband’s parents. We never expected the overwhelming amount of presents she’d receive. She was overwhelmed. And so were we. I was pregnant with the second of our three children. We wanted to show our children that Christmas really was about Jesus and caring for others. We had a serious talk with the grandparents. They agreed to not go overboard on gifts the next time.

The next Christmas, we started our yearly tradition of shopping for a child through a local charity. These gifts were picked with the greatest care. On Christmas Eve, our whole family attends church. When we awake on Christmas day, before any gifts are opened, my husband reads the Nativity story from the Gospels.

My kids are all almost grown now. The youngest is nearly 17. When we get together at Christmas, however, we still try to focus on Jesus and doing something for others in our efforts to celebrate the birth of our Lord.

~ by Dana R. Lynn author of Louisa’s Christmas Blessing


Dana R. Lynn is an award-winning author who believes in the power of God to touch people through stories. She met her husband at a wedding and married him nineteen months later. Today, they live in rural Pennsylvania with their three teenaged children and enough pets to open a petting zoo. She is a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing by day and writes stories of romance and danger at night. Dana is an avid reader, loves cats and thinks chocolate should be a food group. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency.

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Jennifer Beckstrand is the two-time RITA-nominated, #1 Amazon bestselling Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series, The Honeybee Sisters series, and The Petersheim Brothers series for Kensington Books. Jennifer has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people and loves writing about the antics of Anna and Felty Helmuth, the Honeybee sisters’ aendi Bitsy, and Alfie and Benji Petersheim. Jennifer has written 22 Amish romances, a historical Western, and the nonfiction book, Big Ideas. Jennifer is represented by Nicole Resciniti of the Seymour Agency. She and her husband have been married for 35 years, and she has six children and eight adorable grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten.

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With over a million copies sold, Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, the Amish Letters series, the Brides of Birch Creek series, the upcoming Mail Order Brides of Birch Creek, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. She has also contributed to numerous novella collections. She and her husband live in Arkansas and have three adult children. When she’s not writing, Kathleen is avidly crocheting, reading, and traveling, sometimes all at the same time. She runs the Facebook group Books & Hooks, which combines her love of books, crochet, and collecting recipes that she’ll never have enough time to make.

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Other Authors in This Collection

   

   

    

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The authors are offering a $10 gift card to winner’s choice of Amazon or B&N to one of my readers! (Open internationally but must be able to accept gift card / ebook at US Amazon. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) 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? What makes you want to read Amish Christmas Miracles? What is one of your fave Christmas traditions?

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38 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Amish Christmas Miracles (+ guest post)

  1. Anne

    These stories would be unforgettable. Tradition of telling stories about different individuals who are no longer with us but were very special.

  2. Suzanne Sellner

    I’ve just received my copy of Amish Christmas Miracles Collection and can’t wait to read the many stories included in it!

  3. Roxanne C.

    A simply wonderful group of authors whose stories are always so satisfying to read, and they are on my list of books I’m reading this holiday season. One of our favorite traditions is listening to Christmas music starting around Thanksgiving and just into the New Year.

  4. Lynn Brown

    Beautiful cover. I like that it is 14 different authors and stories. My family would usually get together to eat and open presents. Not so sure this year. We also used to read about the birth of Jesus every year. Thanks for the chance.

  5. Kay Garrett

    Love reading the Amish genre! Each of these author’s have books I have enjoyed reading so I’m sure their stories are amazing.

  6. Vivian Furbay

    I really like Amish fiction and have read books by some of these authors. I used to bake Christmas cookies when my kids were young and with my grandson. Now that I am pre-diabetic, I don’t do that.

  7. Diana Hardt

    Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. I like Amish stories and Christmas stories. Thank you for sharing. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making Christmas cookies.

  8. Cindy Merrill

    The closest thing to being Amish is to be a Mennonite, which I’m somewhat interested in. I love Amish stories.

  9. Ann Fantom

    My favorite Christmas tradition is baking Christmas cookies with my daughter like I did with my mom and grandmother

  10. Elizabeth H.

    My favorite Christmas tradition is driving around looking at Christmas Lights while listening to holiday music with my son. He’s getting older so I may not be able to do it much longer.

  11. Hesper Fry

    I want to read this because I love Amish books and also Christmas. I actually purchased this book set and it is next in my queue to read after I finish my current book series I am on. Can’t wait!

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