An Amish Holiday Family by Jo Ann Brown
Publisher & Release: Love Inspired, November 1, 2020
Time and setting: Present Day, Vermont
Genre: Amish fiction
Length: 194 Pages
Rating: 5 Gold Crowns
A Christmas she never expected…
Becoming a guardian to three children
wasn’t part of her plan…
When Mennonite midwife Beth Ann Overholt went to Evergreen Corners to help rebuild after a flood, she didn’t expect to be taking in three abandoned children. But the bigger surprise is having Amish bachelor Robert Yoder by her side. Soon she can’t help but wish this temporary Christmas arrangement could turn into the loving family she never thought she’d have…
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Book 1: An Amish Christmas Promise
Book 2: An Amish Easter Wish
Book 3: An Amish Mother’s Secret Past
Book 4: An Amish Holiday Family
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Thanks go to the publisher and Net-Galley for the complimentary copy of An Amish Holiday Family by Jo Ann Brown for the purpose of reading and reviewing prior to publication. My opinions are my own, and no one had influenced them.
An Amish Holiday Family is a lovely, heartwarming Christmas tale with endearing characters and a touching plot. I always love stories with children, and there are three delightful little ones who stole my heart.
Beth Ann Overholt’s character has all the traits I most admire. She kind, loving and loyal. She takes in the three young children without hesitation, offering them her love and support. I loved her patience with our reluctant hero.
Robert Yoder is such an amazing hero. His background has convinced him he can never have a family, but there’s no way he can turn his back on the heroine and the three youngsters. His growing love for Beth Ann and the children scares him witless since he’s inherited his father’s violent temper. He worries that he would strike out in anger as his parent had done with him and his siblings. My heart ached for his great fears.
As with Amish fiction, the romance is sweet between Beth Ann and Robert, centered on God’s love and the nurturing of family. I loved how Beth Ann shows her love without shouting it to the roof tops. Her gentle, guiding way is very touching. I really wanted them to find their happy ending.
If you enjoy Amish fiction with a great message and that shows strong family values, then you will love An Amish Holiday Family as much as I did. I will be looking into the other books in this series. Happy reading!
Jo Ann Brown has been creating characters and stories for as long as she can remember. Her first stories were populated with her friends and sisters. She wrote her first novel in high school, and it happily resides in the forgotten depths of her file cabinet. Fast forward through college, serving in the US Army as a quartermaster officer, getting married, and increasing her blessings with three children...and Jo Ann sold her first book in 1987. Since it was published in 1988, she has sold over 100 titles and has become a best-selling and award-winning author. Romantic Times called her “a truly talented author.” She writes romance, mystery, and YA under a variety of pen names. Now she is writing Amish romances for Love Inspired and Annie’s Fiction as Jo Ann Brown.
Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages and are sold on every continent except Antarctica. A sought-after speaker, she has been teaching creative writing for over 20 years, and she established several popular fiction courses at Brown University. She resides in Florida with her husband and about a zillion little lizards in her yard.