Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Christmas Singing by Cindy Woodsmall Book Review/Giveaway

Mattie Eash decides after having her heart broken by her boyfriend,Gideon, three years ago on Christmas Eve that she would find someone safe to love in Cindy Woodsmall's The Christmas Singing: A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country (Ada's House Series).  Mattie moves far away from Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania to live in Ohio with her brother after she finds Gideon holding an English girl and having him end their relationship.  She starts a successful bakery called Mattie Cakes.  She involves herself in the creativity of making cakes with her treasured notebook of ideas.  Mattie meets Sol and they begin a comfortable relationship.  After an accident occurs with her shop, she decides to move back home only until Christmas.  Mattie then runs into Gideon many times as he is the construction worker building her cousin's house.  His betrayal becomes exposed after he reveals a secret he had been holding for three years.  Can Mattie trust her heart to truly love or will she choose convenience?

This story had all the perfect elements: romance, mystery, Amish customs and food!  I always love it when a story that includes talk of delicious cakes also has recipes at the end.  I fell in love with Mattie and Gideon and their interactions.  I also was very intrigued by the insights of her sister in law concerning Mattie and Gideon's relationship.  By the end, I was crying (because I was happy).  There were some very heart warming moments and don't be fooled, the Amish are very romantic!  Enjoy this beautiful new story by Cindy Woodsmall.  

Here is a link to the FIRST CHAPTER.

*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.*

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apple blossom said...

this sounds like a good book. I love Amish, romance and Christmas stories.

Coolestmommy said...

Great review. I enjoy Cindy Woodsmall's books so much!!!

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Carol N Wong said...

I like that your review points out the elements in this book that we love in Amish literature. I can't wait to read about the food. LOl


Jackie said...

I love to read Cindy Woodsmall and books about the Amish. I, too, love when recipes are included in a book.
Thank you!

karenk said...

a great review...thanks for the chance to read this story :)

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Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a very interesting story. One that I would love to read.

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misskallie2000 said...

I love Amish stories and look forward to reading this one.

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Jubilee Reviews said...

Not sure if you wanted separate comments for entries so putting them all together..
I have been wanting to read this book for a long time!
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Jakes Movie Reviews said...

sounds like a very good book from reading the review and watching the video, I want to read this book :) thanks for the chance to win this