AN AMISH SECOND CHRISTMAS
ending made me cry as I saw the importance of marriage and how we should “bend” for each other. What a beautiful thing to do for the person you love . Compromise or “bend” as the Amish call it makes for a string marriage. Merry Christmas Atley and Maggie.
AN HEIRLOOM CHRISTMAS BY VIRGINIA WISE
I like how this story features Rachel who is in a wheel chair because of bone cancer. She is stubborn, angry and a little prideful. Her parents hire Joseph to help her in the greenhouse but he doesn’t get a good welcome from her. You can feel the tension in the air as Joseph tries his best to be helpful. What an awkward position they both are in. Rachel wants to prove that she can take care of herself but now Joseph is here to lend a hand.
I did chuckle as Joseph tries so hard to convince Rachel that he is only there because his parents made him take the job. A silly mistake finds him having to work with someone who doesn’t want him around. As they begin to open up to each other, they realize they are searching for the same thing. They want to be independent and have some control over their lives. The book encourages the characters to use the gifts God has given us and be content.
This story has a few surprises and shared the importance of following your dreams. Rachel and Joseph learn to communicate and this opens the door for them to share their feelings. Rachel gets two wonderful surprises for Christmas and Joseph makes a decision for his future.