The Christmas Singing by Cindy Wooksmall is self discribed as a romance from the heart of Amish country and that is what it is. Mattie has moved from her childhood home in Pennsylvania to Ohio to make a new life for herself after her childhood sweetheart, Gideon had broken up with her. She has made a new life for herself setting up a bakery business and getting aquainted with Sol. Sol offers her a security that she didn't have with Gideon but she know that she will never love Sol as she loved Gideon. When Mattie's bakery catches fire and burns to the ground she finds that she has to return to her parents home to plan her aunt's wedding. The story is of her return to Pennsylvania and acceptance of Gideon and her new relationship.
I read this delightful book in one setting it was so good. Cindy Woodsmall draws the reader into the Amish community and leaves them wanting more. I sure do hope that there is more of this story in another book yet unwritten. I was left wondering how Mattie and Gideon would marry and raise their children. Please continue writing Ms Woodsmall. I would recommend this story for any age group.
I recieved this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah for this review.