An Amish Christmas Kitchen

An Amish Christmas Kitchen

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As the weather grows cold and the nights grow long, the cheer and warmth of the Christmas season is one thing all readers can find comfort in. This collection from bestselling Amish fiction novelists Leslie Gould, Jan Drexler, and Kate Lloyd finds the beating heart at the center of the holiday and offers three novellas that celebrate family, faith, and especially the sights and smells of a bustling holiday kitchen. Leslie Gould tells the story…

An Amish Christmas Kitchen is a wonderful collection of 3 novellas written by bestselling Amish fiction writers to get your holiday season off to a special start. The three featured authors are Leslie Gould, Jan Drexler and Kate Lloyd. Each of these authors created a beautiful Christmas story that centered around a kitchen theme and to me the best possible ad-on with each novella is a recipe for you to make that comes straight out of the story.

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Bada Bing Cherry Jam

An Amish Family Christmas by Leslie Gould

Noelle loves to bake for their local Lancaster Christmas Market. She and her sister Salome have been a team for this annual event for a while and Noelle has always done the behind the scenes part of the actual baking and Salome was the person that interacted with customers and made the in person sales. But this year, Salome is injured and Noelle finds that she must do both jobs, baking and selling despite her shyness. To make matters even harder at the Christmas Market, her old beau Jesse King has returned, and he will also be at the market so she can no longer avoid seeing him.

Plow & Hearth

An Amish Christmas Recipe Box by Jan Drexler

Ada Weaver has been interested in one of the workers of her family business, Heritage Amish Furniture. Her sister Rose convinces her to do what she does best to woo him, and make special holiday cookies that she can bring in to all of the furniture makers to try and get their impression. She isn't having much luck getting Amos' attention, but her baking skills have built a friendship with the newest hire, Matthias Yoder.

Stonewall Kitchen, LLC

An Unexpected Christmas Gift by Kate Lloyd

Maria and her sister took a DNA test and right before Christmas Maria learned that she was not related to her sister. She went to her father (her mother had died two years earlier) and found out that she had been adopted. In the middle of a blizzard Maria is traveling to try and find the connection that she found thanks to her DNA test. As she skidded and crashed her car, she finds herself taken in by a family that insists that she stay with them until the weather clears.

If you are looking for book to start off your holiday season, the three novellas in An Amish Christmas Kitchen will be sure to fill you with holiday cheer!

Disclosure:  Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for providing me with a complimentary copy of this e-book for review purposes.  No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.

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8 Comments

    I love that these stories included recipes that is super fun! Seems like some light, heartwarming reading before Christmas!

      And they are recipes I have never heard of before, but the way they fit into the story makes me want to try them out!

    Wow! This sounds like a great book. I’ve been wanting to start a new one for the fall and holiday season 🙂

      A perfect book – with 3 stories and 3 authors, I’m sure you are going to like the options. Happy Holidays.

    Your review reads more like a book report. DId the author do good character development? What kind of reader would like these books? Did they have a sappy romance element?

      I always walk a thin line between telling a reader enough to get interested without given away any spoiler. But let me try to answer your questions, all three authors did a wonderful job a character development. In each story you are drawn into the emotions and the actions of the character and find yourself cheering for the special outcome, even though sometimes (as in An Amish Christmas Recipe Box by Jan Drexler) we aren’t hoping for the romance connection the character is hoping for but rather the friendship that can grow into something much more special. I am not much of a romance reader, but at the holidays I love to get swept in up in some feel good holiday stories, so I would say that any type of reader that is looking for some holiday hope and inspiration would be the perfect reader for this book of novellas. Finally, I love your last question, because again I’m not a big romance reader simply because I’m not into the sappy romances, or the sex filled romances. That’s why An Amish Christmas Kitchen is such a great book, and one that I highly recommend because the plot is real, and the characters really come to life in your mind But, it’s a good set of stories that all have a wholesome way of bringing across the romance and the family elements. Thanks so much for asking these questions!

    I love Amish fiction and enjoy visiting the Lancaster, PA area. Thanks for introducing me to some new options for the Christmas season. Now to just find more time to read!!!!

      I hope we both find lots more time to read! 🙂

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