A Simple Christmas Wish

My Review:
I want to start out by saying, I love Melody's Christmas books, I eagerly await them each year.  But this year's book, just wasn't up the level of her other books.  I have thought and thought about why, and I think for me it lays in the fact, I felt rushed reading it.  Not because there was a deadline to finish it, but because the story was rushed.  The characters and the story line was more suited for a full length novel, than a novella.  That being said, I loved little Holly and Aunt Rachel.  Benjamin was a favorite also.  He provided a friendly listening ear for Rachel as she dealt with the sudden changes in her's and Holly's lives.  Over all I give this book 3.5 stars.  It has the makings of a great story, just needs further exploration and deepened.  
This book was provided by Revell for review purposes only.  No payment was received for this review.  
Available November 2013 from your favorite seller of Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing. 

About the Book:
It felt strange to be out here in the middle of the night, still wearing the Amish dress--a dress that had belonged to Miri. Rachel's footsteps crunched in the snow, and halfway between the barn and the house, she paused to look up at the night sky, wondering if more snow was in store, but all she saw was velvety black and stars. Millions of twinkling stars. She had never seen stars like that before, so bright and so close, almost as if she could touch them with her hand.

Rachel Milligan never imagined that she and her seven-year-old niece would spend the week before Christmas on a quaint Amish farm in Ohio. But with so many unexpected occurrences of late, perhaps she shouldn't have been surprised.

With her young niece Holly in tow, Rachel anxiously makes her way from Chicago to Ohio's Amish country. As love begins to blossom, family secrets emerge, and old wounds are healed, Rachel realizes that she will do whatever it takes to ensure that Holly has the loving family she needs.

Join bestselling author Melody Carlson on an emotional journey into the heart of what family truly means at Christmastime.

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