A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Waterbrook Multnomah. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.
Published by WaterBrook Press on October 20th 2015
Source: Waterbrook Multnomah
Genres: Amish & Mennonite, Christian, Fiction, Holidays, Romance
Suggested Age: 14+: Nothing inappropriate in this book. There is mention of a hysterectomy and a woman that is barren. Due to such, I do feel an older audience will appreciate this story more.
One night four lives entered the world by the hands of an Amish midwife, just outside North Star, Pennsylvania.
Rebekah’s babies, as they are called, are now grown adults and in four heartwarming novellas each young person experiences a journey of discovery, love, and the wonder of Christmas.
Guiding Star by Katie Ganshert
Curiosity gets the best of Englisher Chase Wellington when he investigates the twenty-five-year-old disappearance of an Amish baby. When he finds adventurous Elle McAllister in Iowa will his discoveries upend her world?
Mourning Star by Amanda Flower
Eden Hochstetler slips from her parents’ fudge shop to investigate the death of her friend Isaac Yoder. Who is guilty? Isaac’s handsome great nephew Jacob, an angry Englisher, or someone else?
In the Stars by Cindy Woodsmall
Kore Detweiler has nursed his broken heart, avoiding North Star after Savilla Beiler suddenly rejected his love. But when he is called to return home, he and Savilla must join forces to keep a family together.
Star of Grace by Mindy Starns Clark and Emily Clark
Andy Danner left North Star to work in construction in a new Amish settlement in Louisiana. His little brother devises a scheme to bring Andy home for Christmas, and unwittingly unleashes the power of forgiveness in an old widower’s life.
This was an amazing book that really pulled me back into reading. I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump but I sat in tears through the last story especially. I know I missed reviewing this in time for Christmas but it’s still a book worth reading–no matter the time of the year! I do wish more overlap happened from one story to the next but was very pleased to see it tie together so beautifully in the end.
This book also introduced me to a few authors I haven’t tried out. Amish murder–interesting. I was also stoked to see that Cindy Woodsmall used characters from her Amish Vines series. I was very pleased to get some insight into how things turned out for Jacob and Esther and very happy that they have turned out so happy!
Overall, this is one of the best books I’ve read in awhile! The cover is gorgeous and the stories are amazing. I would definitely read this book again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to a friend.