Christmas in Paradise by J.E.B. Spredemann 

I absolutely loved this story, and although the word Christmas is in the title, I really do not think it is just for Christmastime. The main focus of the book was a rocky relationship and I feel that the Christmas theme was more of a backdrop. This is not the first J.E.B. book that I have read. I love her style of writing because it is a little different than most the Amish stories I read (which I love as well by the way!). I enjoy keeping a variety of writing styles in my to-read list.
I really connected to Mattie in this book. She felt alone and probably abandoned when her husband starting work a lot, and I could imagine myself feeling the same if I were in her shoes. When she reconnected with her family I could sense the nervousness, yet she was determined to do what she thought best for her children. I admire that in a mother.
This was a quick read for me, and I highly encourage those who love Amish fiction to give it a try. I think you’ll find that you’ll have it read in no time! I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review which I have given.

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