About the Book:
Title: An Amish Christmas Kitchen
Authors: Leslie Gould, Jan Drexler, Kate Lloyd
Genre: Amish Fiction
Release Date: September 3, 2019
As the weather grows cold and the nights grow long, the cheer and warmth of the Christmas season is one thing all readers can find comfort in. This collection from bestselling Amish fiction novelists Leslie Gould, Jan Drexler, and Kate Lloyd finds the beating heart at the center of the holiday and offers three novellas that celebrate family, faith, and especially the sights and smells of a bustling holiday kitchen.
Leslie Gould tells the story of how, in the wake of a heartbreaking loss, a young Amish woman finds unexpected comfort and hope in a yearly baking tradition surrounding the local Lancaster Christmas market. Jan Drexler offers a sweet tale of a shy Amish woman who decides to use her gift for sweets to woo a local Amish boy with her beloved Christmas cookies. And Kate Lloyd offers a heartwarming tale of a woman’s unexpected discovery about the truth of her past, and the warm and welcoming Amish family table she finds herself invited to on Christmas.
I found all three of these novellas to be sweet and on par with typical Amish Fiction. Kate Lloyd’s seemed to be the most outside-the-box in that it includes a woman outside the Amish community searching for her roots.
The recipes included with each story sound delicious and I can’t wait to try them out.
After reading these novellas, I can’t wait for Christmas. The settings of each story and the love and attention to detail set a perfect stage. Each author did a marvelous job of creating delightful characters, with just enough backstory to draw the reader in for the duration.
There was a deep sense of faith and family in each novella, and the love found encompassed the entirety of the season while giving honor to God and the birth of His son.
I was provided a copy of this book through NetGalley. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.