Annie’s life is deliciously full as the Christmas season approaches. She helps her husband, Samuel, attend to the community’s minor medical needs. She occasionally assists Belinda, the local midwife, and most days, she finds herself delivering the buggy to her brother Adam. Annie’s sister-in-law Leah is due to deliver their first child before Christmas morning, and Annie is determined to finish a crib quilt before the boppli arrives. With six weeks to go, she should have no problem . . . but God may have a different plan. Leah is rushed to the English hospital when the infant arrives early, and Annie discovers the Christmas quilt may hold a far greater significance than she ever imagined.
Vannetta Chapman has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.
Wow! I’ve read Vannetta Chapman’s books before so I knew what I was getting into when I started this but I didn’t realize that I’d have to wake up in the middle of the night just so I could read it! Some of the characters were vaguely familiar and I do believe I had met them before in another of her books so I felt like I was catching up with old friends. No sooner had I started the book than I knew I’d be swept up into the story – and I was, this was a touching story of two newlyweds who are also expecting their babies, when something unexpected happens and tests the bounds but also heals through the trial.
Since Christmas is quickly coming upon us I so enjoy a good Christmas novella even one that gets me crying, which this one did – as the stories are told and quilting is done (I love Sunbonnet Sue!) bonds are formed and babies are given a chance to ‘cook’ a little longer and they even realize that even non-Amish people can have a deep faith. Now, since this is an Amish story the ending is happy and life starts to get back to normal, as normal as it can be with new boppli’s to care for – but this is definitely a great book to cuddle up with while you drink a hot coffee, tea or cocoa during this holiday season.
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In honor of their new Quilts of Love releases, The Christmas Quilt and Aloha Rose, authors Vannetta Chapman and Lisa Carter are gearing up to ring in the Christmas season with a Kindle Fire HDX giveaway and a “Christmas Bee” Facebook Party on December 10th with fellow Quilts of Love author Lynette Sowell!
One winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire HDX
- The Christmas Quilt by Vannetta Chapman
- Aloha Rose by Lisa Carter
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 30th. Winner will be announced at the “Christmas Bee” Facebook Party on December 10th. Connect with the authors from the Quilts of Love series, Vannetta Chapman, Lisa Carter, and Lynette Sowell, for an evening of book chat, quilt trivia, Christmas traditions and gifts, PLUS get an exclusive look at January’s Quilts of Love book!