Review: A Simple Christmas Wish
Author: Melody Carlson
Genre: FICT, Fiction-Christmas
Short Book Description:
One girl in need of a home. One woman in search of a home for her heart. One Christmas where it all seems possible.
It felt strange to be out here in the middle of the night, still wearing the Amish dress–a dress that had belonged to Miri. Rachel’s footsteps crunched in the snow, and halfway between the barn and the house, she paused to look up at the night sky, wondering if more snow was in store, but all she saw was velvety black and stars. Millions of twinkling stars. She had never seen stars like that before, so bright and so close, almost as if she could touch them with her hand.
Rachel Milligan never imagined that she and her seven-year-old niece would spend the week before Christmas on a quaint Amish farm in Ohio. But with so many unexpected occurrences of late, perhaps she shouldn’t have been surprised.
With her young niece Holly in tow, Rachel anxiously makes her way from Chicago to Ohio’s Amish country. As love begins to blossom, family secrets emerge, and old wounds are healed, Rachel realizes that she will do whatever it takes to ensure that Holly has the loving family she needs.
Join bestselling author Melody Carlson on an emotional journey into the heart of what family truly means at Christmastime.
I loved this book from the first page to the last. The aunt/niece relationship between Rachel and Molly is beautiful.
After Rachel gets a phone call telling her that her brother and sister-in-law were killed in a plane crash, she also finds out that she is not the guardian of Molly. So she takes Molly and travels to Holmes County, Ohio where Molly has Aunts, Uncles, a Grandmother, and cousins that she has never heard of before.
What Rachel doesn’t expect to happen is Benjamin, Molly’s uncle, a handsome man her age who never joined the Amish.
Willing to sacrifice anything to stay near Molly, Rachel even considers joining the Amish, but that idea is quickly put down by Benjamin.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. It’s a wonderful book to read with a cup of hot chocolate or hot cider while cuddled under a blanket on the couch during the Christmas holidays.
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