A Plain and Simple Christmas

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Nov 29, 2010 - Amish - 204 pages
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In the tradition of her widely popular Kauffman Amish Bakery series, author Amy Clipston tells the tale of Anna Mae McDonough who was shunned by her family four years ago when she left her Amish community in Lancaster County, PA, to marry an ''Englisher'' (non Amish) man and move with him to Baltimore. Now, eight months pregnant when her first child, she longs to return home for Christmas to reconcile with her family, especially her stern father, who is the religious leader for her former Amish church district. So Anne Mae writes a letter to Kathryn Beiler, her brother's wife, to enlist her help. Kathryn asks her husband, David, if she should arrange Anna Mae's visit. David cautions her that a visit would cause too much stress in the family and instead suggests they visit Anna Mae and her husband in the spring. However, Kathryn arranges the visit anyway, believing in her heart that it's God's will for the family to heal. When Anna Mae arrives in Lancaster for Christmas, she doesn't receive the welcome she expects and her world begins to fall apart, leaving her to question her place in her family and her faith in God. A book filled with love, the pain of being separated from one's family, and the determination to follow God's will regardless of the outcome, A Plain and Simple Christmas is an inspiring page-turner that will keep you guessing what happens next right to the very last page.
 

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User Review  - Jet W - Christianbook.com

I bought this book in a set along with Naomi's Gift as a gift for a friend for Christmas. For the price the books are very nice and I am very happy. We usually share books so I have not read them yet. Sure we will be pleased as with anything we get at Christianbook.com. Read full review

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User Review  - Bluebell - Christianbook.com

I liked this book better than Hannah's Hope even though it sort of followed the same theme of people either being in accidents or getting injured.All in all it was a very good book. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
10
CHAPTER 3
24
CHAPTER 4
39
CHAPTER 5
50
CHAPTER 6
60
CHAPTER 7
72
CHAPTER 8
93
CHAPTER 12
154
CHAPTER 13
162
Epilogue
173
Kauffman Amish Bakery Fruit Cake
181
Discussion Questions
182
Acknowledgments
184
FRONT COVER FLAP
188
BACK COVER FLAP
189

CHAPTER 9
117
CHAPTER 10
127
CHAPTER 11
145
BACK COVER MATERIAL
190
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About the author (2010)

Amy Clipson has lived in New Jersey and Virginia. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, Joe, and their two sons, Zac and Matt, and her mother, Lola.

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