Friday, October 19, 2018

Book Review: A Wells Landing Christmas by Amy Lillard

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A Wells Landing Christmas (A Wells Landing Romance Book 8) by [Lillard, Amy]

A Wells Landing Christmas (A Wells Landing Romance Book 8) 

As the most joyous of seasons comes to the Amish community of Wells Landing, Oklahoma, one young woman gets a chance to start again—and rediscover the gift of true love . . .
Families rejoicing together, caroling parties full of cheer, and church get-togethers brimming with delicious cooking and warm fellowship. Ivy Weaver would give anything to be a part of Christmas in Wells Landing. But one reckless mistake made her an outsider, and it's all she can do now to tend to her ailing grandfather and make a living. She sure doesn't need Zeb Brenneman returning to help after he abandoned her for no reason. He's working hard to make amends, but Ivy isn't sure there's enough faith—or still-sparking love between them—to stir her forgiveness . . .
Zeb knows leaving Ivy was the biggest mistake he's ever made. Even though she won't hear him out, he's determined to prove he's become the trustworthy, steadfast man she truly deserves. But bright new chances and surprising revelations will give him and Ivy choices they never imagined. And finding their way back to each other will be the most 
challenging—and precious—Christmas gift of all . .

My thoughts:

A Wells Landing Christmas captured my attention right away and never let go.  Dealing with issues of forgiveness, forgetfulness, faith, loneliness, and old love, it kept me reading page after page.

Some memorable characters were in this book but I especially loved the ones who gave Ivy the love and guidance she needed.  Characters like, Ethan from the nursing home and her Grandfather, who both give her little bits of wisdom without passing any judgement, that spark hope for her situation. They also gave her guidance in restoring her faith with God.

The clip clop of the buggy though is something that only came sometimes in this book.  The Amish in this community have adapted to other modes of transportation.  I miss that little bit of their lifestyle that kept them separate from the English.  

I want to warn you that among all the life situations that happened in this book, there was some great sounding food. Ivy especially enjoyed spreading the joy of Christmas with wonderful sounding cookies. 

A great read!

I was given a copy of this book by the author. I was not required to post a positive review. 

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