Chapman, Vannetta. A Simple Amish Christmas. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press. 2013.
Leaving the Amish community, Annie Weaver spends three years in Philadelphia working as a registered nurse. When she receives a phone call and must abruptly return back home, Annie finds herself involved once again with her family as well as other members of the community (including Samuel, a neighboring widow). Does the Amish neighborhood accept Annie back into their culture even with her advanced medical training? Will Annie find love as well as acceptance at Christmas time?
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Through careful research, Vannetta Chapman weaves a heart-warming story of Christmas within the Amish community. With a glossary and brief interview included at the end of the book, I followed the story easily, even learning a few words and customs relevant to the Amish. I found the interaction between Annie’s life with the English and the Amish very interesting. A good, endearing book during the Christmas season that proved to be a delight.
4 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of A Simple Amish Christmas from Abingdon Press for my honest review*