Three stories about couples who find happiness and love at Christmas make up the Amish Christmas Sleigh. Not normally my type of book I thought I would give this one a try. I have given the book three stars as a collection but don’t think each story was worth three stars.
A Sleigh Ride on Ice Mountain by Kelly Long is the first story in the book. Never having read anything by this author I was a little shocked at some of the story. I don’t want to include anything that would spoil the book for readers but at times I questioned if I was reading an Amish story. There were things in this story that I haven’t seen in Amish fiction before. I want my Amish fiction to be nice and clean and not have elements that I would find in contemporary, non-Amish fiction. I liked the premise of the story but due to the surprising elements would only give this story 1 1/2 stars. I don’t think I would read anything else by this author.
A Mamm for Christmas by Amy Lillard was by far my favorite story in this book. The characters were easy to relate to and I felt interested in their story. I found myself smiling at the antics of the three small girls. Amy has a writing style that is easy to read. I can get wrapped up in one of her stories, short or full-length novel, and be lost for hours. I would give this story 5 stars.
An Unexpected Christmas Blessing by Molly Jebber was a cute story. I liked the characters and the story was nice. The only downfall of this story is Molly’s writing style. It seems a bit stilted and almost elementary in style. I know this was a short story/novella but it would have been nice to have more depth to the story and the characters. I would have liked to have seen a better flow to the story. This story I would give three stars to.
Fans of Amish fiction will probably enjoy this collection of stories. However, don’t say you weren’t warned about the first one!
I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion which I have given.