by Suzanne Woods Fisher
"Jaime Fitzpatrick has a plan. She quit her job and is preparing to launch her photography career in New York City—with or without her husband, C.J. Mattie Riehl has problems of her own. A recent miscarriage has plunged her into feelings of despair that baffle her husband, Sol. He likes problems he can fell like trees.
The path of these two couples collide as a winter storm blows Jaime and C.J. off-course and into the Riehl’s home on Christmas Eve, including Tucker, C.J.’s Search and Rescue dog. Awkward and uncomfortable at first, an unlikely alliance develops as Mattie and Sol’s only child wanders off and disappears in the storm. As C.J., Sol and Tucker search for the child, Jaime and Mattie confront fears they had been avoiding. And both women discover the true meaning of Christmas."
I have read many novels with the characters being Amish, and most are really good, however this book blew me out of the water! I loved how unique this book turned out to be. One couple, Amish, the other "English" and neither are wanting to become Amish or English- they want to stay what they are. But, they are brought together and must share Christmas together. They become friends, confidants if you will.
I have struggled with secondary infertility and I understood what Mattie was going through- actually gave me a bit of a spiritual perspective.
I love how there were two couples so drastically different being able to become friends. Most of the Amish books I have read are about seeking love- sometimes in the unforbidden world of the English or in the strict Amish community- this was very refreshing and I loved it!
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*I was sent a free copy of this book from the publisher to read and review. I am not compensated for my honest review.