Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (November 30, 2014)

Sunday Snippets

Another week for Sunday Snippets. Here are my posts from this week:

Weekly Goals

Book Review of An Amish Second Christmas

A Funny Thanksgiving video

Reminder about the St. Andrew Novena

Wishing you all a blessed Advent as we prepare for the most wonderful Solemnity of Jesus’ birth! Will pray for you, and ask that you pray for me that we will make the most of this sacred time. God bless.

 

Book Review: An Amish Second Christmas

An Amish Second ChristmasAbout the book:

An Amish Second Christmas is a collection of four very different Amish novellas, each one written by various authors: “When Christmas Comes Again” by Beth Wiseman, “Her Christmas Pen Pal” by Ruth Reid, “A Gift for Anne Marie” by Kathleen Fuller, and “The Christmas Aprons” by Tricia Goyer.

My Comments:

I think I am getting into the Christmas spirit early this year. 🙂 This is my second Christmas-themed book that I’ve read within the past two weeks. And I enjoyed it very much!

Each story in the collection is unique and special in its own right. The characters are believable and relatable. The plots are simple and yet draw you in. And, when you are finished with each story, it leaves you happy and yet wanting more. I didn’t want the stories to end, especially the last one, “The Christmas Aprons.”

Hands down, “The Christmas Aprons” is my favorite of the four novellas. I can totally relate to Esther’s shyness and insecurities but I can also relate to her peace and joy when she remembered the love God has for her. The story touched my heart in a special way, but all of the stories touched me as well.

And, what is always fun, at the end of the book there were recipes for some of the food items mentioned in the stories. I can’t wait to try some of them!

If you are looking for a quick, easy, and heart-warming read this Christmas season, or for a gift for your favorite reader, I absolutely recommend An Amish Second Christmas.

I give the book four (4) stars.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. 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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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P.S. On a completely different note, I would be remiss if I didn’t say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my cousin Tommy and my BFF Theresa!