Saturday, December 8, 2012

Book Review: A Hope Springs Christmas

Author: Patricia Davids
Title: A Hope Springs Christmas
Publisher: Love Inspired
Publish Date: Dec 1, 2012
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Book Blurb: Amish widow Sarah Wyse does not see wedding bells in her future. Still, she can't think of a better way to spend the Christmas season than helping her handsome, shy neighbor Levi Beachy find a wife. But once the single ladies of Hope Springs start visiting his buggy shop, Levi sends the town's eligible men Sarah's way. Neither expects to find love—but with help from the close-knit community, they just might mend each other's broken heart.

Review: Patricia Davids' Amish mini-series for Love Inspired, is one of my favorite collections of books. A Hope Springs Christmas is the latest offering and it is a welcome addition to anyone's book shelves.

Sarah is a character that it takes awhile to warm up to. She's not very upbeat, focusing on all the bad things that have happened to her during the holidays. Now that's not to say she didn't have the right to. She lost a husband and a sister at Christmas and now the holiday is approaching and the store she finds herself without a job.

Its through strange circumstances that she's thrown together with Levi.

I loved her terrible attempts at matchmaking, but even more I loved Levi's attempts at matchmaking for her.  Those were some of the funniest scenes in the book.

I had a hard time warming up to Levi's brothers. The twins were beyond trouble makers, and their pranks caused a lot of harm to people. I couldn't believe that got away with what they did so many times, without much in the away of punishment.

From the start, I loved Levi. He was a shy boy, well, man, and I love the shy quiet types. I liked how he dealt with the women, Sarah tried to push in his direction as well as how they all really brought him out of his shell.

I can't wait for more of this series. Patricia write great Amish romances!

Rating: 5 flowers


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