An Amish Christmas: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 26, 2010 - Fiction - 256 pages
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Cynthia Keller's A Plain & Fancy Christmas.

Meg Hobart has everything: a happy marriage to a handsome, successful husband, a beautiful home in Charlotte, North Carolina, and three wonderful children. But it all comes crashing down around her the day she learns that her husband, James, has been living a lie—and has brought the family to financial ruin. Penniless and homeless, the Hobarts pack up what little they still possess and leave behind their golden life for good. But it’s not the material things Meg finds herself mourning. Instead, she misses the certainty that she should remain married to James, who has betrayed her trust so thoughtlessly. Worse, she is suddenly very aware of just how spoiled her children have become. Meg wonders what her family has really sacrificed in their pursuit of the American dream.

A frightening twist of fate forces the Hobarts to take refuge with a kind Amish family in Pennsylvania, where they find themselves in a home with no computers, no cell phones, nothing the children consider fashionable or fun. Her uncooperative brood confined to the Amish world of hard work and tradition, their futures entirely uncertain, Meg fears she can never make her family whole again.

Celebrating life’s simplest but most essential values, packed with laughter and tears, this is a story of forgiveness and the power of love. You will never forget the special moment in time that is An Amish Christmas.

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User Review  - jnut1 - LibraryThing

I very much enjoyed this book. This was a great read of how when God shuts a door he opens a window. Meg and her family were living high on the hog (as they say) when her husband drops the bomb that ... Read full review

Wonderful Story of Forgiveness

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Meg and James have lost everything they thought they valued. They along with their 3 children Lizzie, Will, and Sam, have left North Carolina and are headed to Homer NY to live with Meg's parents. At ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Cynthia Keller is lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.

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