If the book is beautiful and the story enchanting...well that is just all the better. See what I mean? Isn't it lovely? I've reviewed a couple of Mrs. Clipston's books, A Plain and Simple Christmas and A Gift of Grace. She has yet to disappoint me.
Caleb is an Amish widower who lost his wife two years previously on Christmas Eve. He feels guilt because he was unable to protect his wife and unborn child. He has been living in another community since his marriage but comes home to spend the holidays with his family in an effort to ease the pain in his heart.
Susie is Caleb's young daughter. She meets Naomi initially when she is drawn to the quilts that Naomi is selling in the farmer's market. Later, Susie meets Naomi again through the Kauffman family's Christmas activities. Susie is drawn to Naomi just as Naomi is drawn to Susie. Will Susie bring Naomi and Caleb together? Will Naomi and Caleb settle the issues in their hearts? Will love bloom like a Christmas cactus?
I encourage you to pick up this delightful book which continues the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. It stands alone as well; but, I warn you, once you read one of Mrs. Clipston's books, you will want to read them all.
I received this book from Zondervan in exchange for an honest review.
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Our Holiday Journey