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December 6, 2015

AMISH CHRISTMAS at NORTH STAR by Cindy Woodsmall, Mindy Starns Clark, Amanda Flower and Katie Ganshert


Four stories of Love and Family

Amish Christmas at North Starby
Cindy Woodsmall
Mindy Starns Clark and Emily Clark
Amanda Flower
Katie Ganshert 

 (from Amazon)

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, a possibility of love, and the wonder of Christmas.

Guiding Star
by Katie Ganshert

Curiosity gets the best of Englischer 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.  Who is guilty? Isaac’s handsome great nephew Jesse, an angry Englischer, or someone else?

In the Stars
by Cindy Woodsmall

Heartbroken Kore Detweiler avoids North Star after Savilla Beiler rejects his love.  But when he is unexpectedly 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 join a new Amish settlement in Mississippi. His little brother devises a scheme to bring Andy home for Christmas and unwittingly unleashes the power of forgiveness in a reclusive widower’s life.
Paperback: 400 pages

 CINDY WOODSMALL is a best-selling author of several works of Amish fiction and a non-fiction book. MINDY STARNS CLARK is a bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction, coauthoring the Christy Award-winning The Amish Midwife. Her daughter EMILY CLARK is an MFA student. AMANDA FLOWER authored the Amish Quilt Shop mysteries as Isabella Alan and received an Agatha Award nomination for Maid of Murder. Christy Award winner KATIE GANSHERT is the author of A Broken Kind of Beautiful, three other novels and two novellas.
 Katie GanshertMindy Starns Clark
 Katie Ganshert                            Mindy Starns Clark

 Cindy WoodsmallAmanda Flower
 Cindy Woodsmall                            Amanda Flower

 Date: November 1990.  Four pregnant women go to Rebekah Schlaback's home to prepare for delivery.  Rebekah is a midwife in North Star, Pennsylvania.  Meanwhile a storm is brewing.  This book is about the four babies that Rebekah delivered and what their lives are like 25 years after.     MORNING STAR which was written by Amanda Flower is about one of the little girls. Eden Hochstetler moved to Sugar Creek, Ohio with her family.  She helps her father in his shop where he sells candy. Eden and her friend, Gina investigate one of her best friend's death.Will they uncover what really happened?      IN THE STARS by Cindy Woodsmall is the story of Savilla Beiler, the third girl.  She stayed in the area and helps Rebekah with birthing babies. Find out what keeps Savilla from being with her love.        STAR OF GRACE by author, Mindy Starns Clark and co-authored by Emily Clark is about the little boy that was born. His name is Andy Danner.   He leaves Lancaster County to work construction on the Mississippi. Why did he leave Lancaster County? Katie
 Ganshert wrote Guiding Star.    GUIDING STAR is about  another one of the babies. A little girl went with her mother, Ruth, 2 days after her birth. Anna was finally found in Gary, Indiana.  She had been left on Christmas Eve, 1990 on the steps of a home. She is adopted and brought up by a loving couple after being in foster care.  Find out what she is called now. These authors wrote four wonderful, interesting and relateable stories.  The book was a fast read which kept the reader from putting the book down.  The stories contain heartbreak and sadness but doesn't real life? Find out what all four babies do to give back after that night they were born in that raging storm.  I would suggest everyone to pick up this book for Christmas.  What is more suitable at Christmas  than stories about babies?  Don't let this book pass you by.

 "I received this book, AMISH CHRISTMAS at North Star from Blogging for Books for my unbiased view of the book."
I would give this book 5 STARS.

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Mindy Starns Clark
Katie Ganshert
Amanda Flower
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