Monday, April 29, 2013

Book Review: Christmas in Apple Ridge

I received Christmas in Apple Ridge by Cindy Woodsmall for review from Waterbrook Publishing. This is actually a compilation of 3 books, The Sound of Sleigh Bells, The Christmas Singing, and The Dawn of Christmas. I previously review The Christmas Signing, but this was the other two books. My favorite part of Cindy Woodsmall books are the characters, you just fall in love with them! The Sound of Sleigh Bells is about Jonah, sculpture and carpenter. He had seriously been injured during a sleighing accident. Beth is a business woman in the Amish community, selling Amish made goods to the English. Beth meets Jonah during a business trip where she is captivated by Jonah's work. With a miscommunication/set up by Beth's aunt, Jonah and Beth come to know each other through letters.

The Dawn of Christmas is the story of Sadie and Levi. Levi's former sister-in-law left his brother and nephew. His focus is on helping his brother raise his nephew, his job of toy making and training horses. Sadie, heart broken from the deception of her ex-fiance, she focuses on making soaps and raising money for mission trips. When Sadie saves Levi after being thrown from a horse, they decide to pretend to court to stop the pressuring from their family. As Sadie's ex-fiance ends up being Levi's business partner, trouble stirs. 

I absolutely loved all 3 of these books. They are just lovely. I recommend these books for women of all ages who love hopeless romantic books!