An Amish Gift

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Center Point Large Print, 2012 - Fiction - 263 pages
23 Reviews
From the author of An Amish Christmas and A Plain & Fancy Christmas comes a heart-warming novel of marriage and family, new beginnings and poignant homecomings.

After her husband, Shep, loses his latest job, Jennie Davis is grateful to be in a car en route to beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Shep has inherited a house from a distant cousin, along with the cousin’s long-established bicycle shop. The move gives Jennie, Shep, and their two children a welcome chance for a fresh start.

While Shep dives into his new venture at the bike shop, Jennie carefully restores their broken-down house. She loves being a stay-at-home mum but yearns to find some fulfilment outside of her family—particularly as they struggle financially. On morning walks, she forges a friendship with her Amish neighbour, Mattie Fisher, who opens up about her modest way of life. Mattie’s unswerving good character in the face of adversity encourages Jennie to seek practical solutions to her own difficulties. A passing remark by Jennie’s son transforms desperation about their finances into inspiration, leading her to embark upon a candy-making enterprise.

Soon, Jennie’s newfound purpose collides with Shep’s growing stress at work and long-simmering tensions between husband and wife rise to the surface. As the holiday season approaches, their family is challenged as never before—until an unexpected visitor arrives to give Jennie the greatest gift of all.

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Review: An Amish Gift: A Novel

User Review  - Marci - Goodreads

Not a huge fan of modern fiction, but stuck with it, and quite enjoyed it in the end. It was actually nice to read about imperfect people. :) Nice, heart-warming story. Read full review

Review: An Amish Gift: A Novel

User Review  - Tracee - Goodreads

You know this type of book is going to have a happy ending with lessons learnt but this author manages to do it thoughtfully, in a less obvious way & without saccharine sweetness spoiling the flavour or being totally predictable. A light, easy read but very enjoyable. Read full review

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