The Sound of Sleigh Bells "Beth Hertzler is unable to let go of a past tragedy, but when she discovers a large, intricately, carved scene of Amish children playing in the snow, something deep inside Beth's soul responds. Determined that her niece meet the gifted artist, her aunt tracks him down, but it's not that simple-will Jonah be able to offer Beth the sleigh ride she's always dreamed of and a second chance at real love?"
The Christmas Singing "Mattie thought her childhood sweetheart adored her until he abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve. Brokenhearted, Mattie moves away and pursues her longtime dream of becoming a cake decorator, and even finds a new beau. But when Mattie is forced to return home three years later, will learning the truth behind Gideon's rejection restore her Christmas joy-or open the door to even deeper heartbreak?"
The Dawn of Christmas "Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it's time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan-but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together?"
My review: Christmas in Apple Ridge by Cindy Woodsmall is three novels in one that would make a great Christmas gift. Each book has characters that are real, as well as problems and hurts that are real. Although each book is set in Apple Ridge they can stand alone. I enjoyed reading each story, and learned a few lessons along the way. These stories are quick reads with plenty of depth to each character. Since the stories conclude during the Christmas season, they are a great read to get you into the holiday spirit. Readers that enjoy Amish fiction will not want to miss out on this one. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbrook Press in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.