Amish Christmas at North Star is a compilation of four novellas each written by a different author. Each author has a different style but each novella is an entertaining read. They are joined together by a common theme and follow four babies that are now adults that an Amish midwife delivered on the same night. Each story is heartfelt and will get you in the spirit of Christmas. I would definitely recommend this novel.


Every year I look forward to reading Melody Carlson’s Christmas novella. This one turned out to be just as great as previous ones were. This story follows a book club consisting of four friends who are sent for a loop when the fifth member, Abby, passes away. She was the anchor of the group and they are unsure if they should even continue with her gone.

Abby had created gifts for each of the other four women and her husband hands them out. They each were given an angel ornament created by Abby for each woman. This gift leads them to spread the gift of love to others in need that Christmas season.

This novella is especially heartfelt and a great read for anytime of the year but will be sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. It is a quick read and is sure to brighten your mood. I would recommend to anyone who has read Melody’s other novellas or those who love an inspirational read.

I was given a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Let me start by saying I have loved all of Melody Carlson’s books that I have read and this one is no exception. All Summer Long follows Tia D’Amico as she moves to San Francisco to help her aunt with the task of converting a yacht into a restaurant. Upon arriving there she meets back up with an old crush of hers, Leo, and romance ensues.

As most novels in the Christian Romance genre it was very predictable and I knew how it was going to end from the start but that didn’t make the journey any less enjoyable. The characters are beautifully written and developed over the course of the story and you will find yourself rooting for their romance. The setting is also wonderfully described and you will feel like you are really there alongside the characters. This was a fun, light-hearted read that is perfect for a lazy summer day.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Every Girl Gets Confused is the second in the A Brides with Style series. It follows the character of Katie Fisher and her boyfriend professional basketball player Brady James. Katie comes from a small town in Texas and has just moved to the big city to help out at the bridal shop Brady’s mother runs. She has to deal with a new job along with her ex-boyfriend, Casey, wanting her back in his life and her family who urges her to move back home.

This is a cute story that is both humorous and heart-felt. I have enjoyed all of the novels I have read by Janice Thompson and this one is no exception. I do however feel the need to point out that for some reason all of her novels have at least one character that I find to be extremely irritating and I wish the story didn’t include and this one is the same way. This doesn’t detract from the theme of the story but I do find myself wanting to skim over the sections of the book that include the annoying character. With that said, I do still recommend this book for something light and quick to read and look forward to the next installment.

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The Christmas Joy Ride follows the characters of Joy, an 85 year old woman, and her neighbor, Miranda. They set out in a motor home to spread Christmas joy around the country. This is a quick, inspirational read that will get you in the Christmas mood. It’s a very interesting story but since it is so short some things do feel rushed. I am a huge fan of Melody Carlson’s and love her style of writing and this novella doesn’t disappoint. I would recommend this book if you need something short and uplifting to read.

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A Reason to Stay is part of the Texas Gold series but can be read as a stand alone book. The main character Faith, is a news anchor who is trying to juggle her career and her crumbling marriage. The pain that Faith is going through with her marriage is very real and will tug on your emotions. The characters are likable and you will want to continue reading to find out what happens next. I would definitely recommend this book!

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The Imposter is an Amish fiction novel set in the fictional town of Stoney Ridge. It follows the character of Katrina Stoltzfus, a girl who has just moved to the area. She believed she had her life planned out and would live happily with John. However, shortly before moving to Stony Ridge John breaks her heart and ask another woman to marry him. After her move Katrina begins helping a widow with her business and meets Andy, a farmhand. He is interested in her but since she is mending a broken heart Katrina brushes him off.

I was very excited to receive this book since I’ve read so many of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s novels and have loved them all. It was very nice to go back and visit the town of Stoney Ridge thru the eyes of these new characters. It definitely didn’t disappoint and I’m eagerly awaiting the sequel to be published!

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The Photograph is about about Eva Esch, and Amish girl who lives with her brother and two sisters after her parents both die. Since her brother, Menno, is now head of the household he says that his three unmarried sisters must leave the house. Eva, however, doesn’t have any real prospects for marriage. After her youngest sister leaves town to join the outside world a young buggy maker shows up in town with a photograph of a woman that he is looking for and romance begins.

This was a quick read that was very entertaining, as all of Lewis’ novels are.  I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Amish or Christian fiction.

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Ties That Bind is the first novel in the Amish of Summer Grove series. It follows the character of Ariana, who hopes to save enough money to open a cafe. She meets up with a former friend of hers, Quill, who left the Amish many years prior and has helped others leave as well.

This is an interesting book, and I’m glad that there will be more in this series, but it starts very slow and it is difficult to keep up with who all of the characters are. The writing was great and everything was described beautifully. I did become interested in the story once it took off and will be reading the following novels of the series.

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Last Chance Hero is the fourth novel in the A Place to Call Home series but could also be read as a stand alone novel. It follows the characters of Dr. Jess McLeod, a newcomer to the small town of Last Chance, New Mexico, and Andy Ryan, a former NFL player turned high school football coach. Of course, as can be expected from this type of book, the two become attracted to each other shortly after meeting. However, conflict arises due to the fact that Jess isn’t interested in football and it is Andy’s life. I have read the other three novels in this series so it was great to “see” some familiar faces along the way and meet some new ones as well. The characters are interesting and the plot flows easily. This is a very quick read that you can easily read in one day. I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of inspirational romance.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Revell, in exchange for my honest review.