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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Review of Christmas in Apple Ridge by Cindy Woodsmall

   I was really excited to be able to review this book for a lot of reasons. The first reason is I love Christmas, the second is I love Cindy Woodsmall just to name a few.
  Christmas in Apple Ridge is actually a book that contains 3 great novellas. These are 3 heartwarming stories of love, family and overcoming tragedy. 
  The first is, The Sound of Sleigh Bells. This is a story about a young woman named Beth who cannot let go of a tragedy in her past. After she sees a carved scene about Amish children she wants to meet the artist, and she takes her niece. She finally finds him, but will Beth be able to get a real second chance at love?
  The second is The Christmas Singing. Mattie believes she has a great future. She is to to marry her childhood sweetheart when her future comes to an end. Through all of this he gives her no explanation for his decision. She decides to move away. She meets someone new and becomes a cake decorator. Something happens to make her return to her home 3 years later. She finally learns why he called off the marriage but will this lead to even more heartbreak?
  The third is The Dawn of Christmas. For 4 years Sadie has been away from home on mission trip to Peru. When she returns her Old Order Amish family wants her to settle down. Levi, also has no desire for any woman. As the time goes by they spend more time with each other, and their hearts start to feel for each other, things that they thought they could no longer feel.  They must learn to trust each other of none of this will work.
   I fell in love with all of these characters. It is a great group of 3 small stories. I was given this book by Waterbrook Press, Blogging for Books for the purpose of a review. I was given no other compensation. All opinions are my own,.

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