Thursday, September 22, 2011

"a lancaster county christmas" by suzanne woods fisher

Amish wife and mother Mattie dreams of having a large family, but her recent miscarriage has made it clear that her six-year-old son may be the only child she has, and she fears if she doesn't keep a close eye on him, she'll lose him. Photographer Jamie longs for a relationship with the father who abandoned her as a child while pushing away her husband C.J. When Jamie and C.J. end up stranded at Mattie's farm on Christmas Eve, the two women form a bond despite their differences--and each learns a valuable lesson from the other.

My take: A Lancaster County Christmas is a perfect winter's evening read. It's short (less than 200 pages), sweet, and funny. That was the biggest surprise to me--I definitely didn't pick up this book thinking I'd laugh out loud, but I did ... multiple times! Besides being a talented storyteller, Fisher is funny! This book is also serious, dealing with disintegrating marriages, parent-child relationships, troubled teens, and floundering faith. This was my first Suzanne Woods Fisher book, but I doubt it will be my last.

If you're looking for a quick, entertaining read, this book could be it! (It also would make an excellent Christmas present ... reading a Christmas book has put me in the mood for the season!)

About the Giveaway:

It’s Christmas in September!

To celebrate the release of her first Christmas book, Suzanne Woods Fisher has teamed up with her publisher, Revell, to bring you the "Christmas in September" iPad Giveaway! The winner will be announced on 9/27 at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party! Details below. Tell your friends and join in the fun (9/7-9/27).

Oh and be sure to follow the blog tour here - many of the bloggers have copies of the book to giveaway! 

Suzanne and Revell will be presenting one merry winner with a Christmas Prize Pack (valued at over $600):
  • A Brand New iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
  • $25 gift certificate to iTunes
  • A copy of A Lancaster County Christmas
To enter, click one of the icons below. But, hurry the giveaway ends on 9/26.

But, wait! There's more! The winner will be announced at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party on 9/27 at Suzanne's author page. During the party she'll be revealing something *BIG* - you won't want to miss it. She'll also be hosting a book chat, trivia contest and giving away a few early Christmas presents! Hope to see you there.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

1 comment:

  1. Becky--I laughed out loud when I read your comment about how you didn't expect ALCC to be funny...and it was! YEA!!! I am so glad you pointed out the humor. I thought it was really funny...but very few reviewers have commented on the humor and I just figured I was losing it. :) So glad we have the same funny bone! Hope you'll be on my next tour, Becky. I guarantee you will laugh! Absolutely guarantee it! Warmly, Suzanne Woods Fisher


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