Thursday, October 27, 2016

An Amish Family Christmas Book Review

I was so excited to have the opportunity to get to read the third and the fourth book in the Charmed lift series in a row because it is so hard to leave things unfinished and what could be better then a Christmas book!!!  Love the Christmas books because there is always so many things going on with the holidays and the families that you are never bored.  An Amish Family Christmas: A Charmed Amish Life Christmas Novel by Shelley Shepard Gray is the fourth book in the Charmed Amish Life series and a wonderful next step with the great characters.

Ever since his father died in a tragic fire, Levi Kinsinger has felt adrift. Newly returned to Charm, Ohio, Levi is trying to fit into his old life, only to discover he seems to have outgrown it.
But when Julia, his young widowed neighbor, asks for his help with a Christmas project, Levi finds a sense of purpose for the first time in months. She and her daughter are new to Charm and could use a friend, a job Levi takes personally. Soon enough, friendship grows into attraction, but Levi can’t help having doubts. There’s something about Julia that doesn’t ring quite true…

Like Levi, Julia Kemps has survived her fair share of hardships—but only by hiding the truth of her past. Being an unmarried mother in an Amish community was unthinkable. Feeling hopeless, Julia did the only thing she could do: she moved to a new town and pretended to be a widow. But meeting Levi, she’s hopeful for the first time. Little by little, she begins to imagine telling him her darkest secret, and eventually…perhaps even sharing her life with him.
Christmas is a time for family, and as the holiday draws closer, Julia and Levi will have to face their pasts together…in order to find the healing, support and love they so desperately desire.

I love Levi and enjoyed his homecoming to the small town.  He left after having a hard time dealing with his fathers death.  While living in Pinecraft, Flordia, he learned and grew a lot but came home as soon as he got the call from his family.  There was an adjustment to having all his family around him again with all their opinions so he moved out on his own to try to have a better start.  With lots of hard work, he was burying himself in the family business and still not making a life for himself.  He ends up meeting his neighbors and starts to fell connections to this new neighborhood beyond just his family ties.  I loved to watch both Levi and Julia grow in this neighborhood and begin to count on others again.  A wonderful holiday story that lifts the spirits and opens your heart.  I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did!!  I know that if you check out this book and all the other books in the Charmed Life series, you will enjoying these page turning stories.  Make sure you pick them all up so that you have them all when you start because you won't want to wait to get started on the next book!!

** I was given a copy this book from the publishers but all opinions here are my own.

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