Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Simple Amish Christmas by Vannetta Chapman

It's Christmas, and Annie Weaver misses her family after leaving her Amish community to work at a distant hospital. But when she hears that her father has been gravely injured in a buggy accident, she rushes home to care for him. Her passion for healing catches widower Samuel Yoder’s attention. Will she also capture his heart? 256 pages, softcover from Abingdon.

This book was the first book I have read by Vannetta Chapman and it definitely will not be my last. In my opinion, she is one of the best Amish authors around. She keeps you interested from the first page to the last page, in fact I didn’t want the book to end. I actually wanted a lot more.

This book is a GREAT Christmas book but it can be read as just taking place in the winter time too. When Annie gets the phone call while she is working at the hospital, I never dreamed that she would not go back to the hospital since she loves nursing so much. I also was glad that her dad was happy to see her. In some books where the daughter or son comes home after his rumschpringe, they are not welcome at home.

I loved how Samuel and Annie don't get along at first and then are drawn together and the sparks fly. Samuel has a rough time since losing his wife and daughter and then Annie comes along and sparks those feelings again. It is a GREAT book, one that I would suggest to everyone. It is WONDERFUL.