Wesley is so busy running his family’s Amish market during the holidays, he barely has time for Liesl, the young woman he’s been courting for years. When she suggests her aunt Jenny could help Wesley out, he agrees to the plan. But Liesl neglected to mention her aunt is only twenty-six years old—and as charming as she is hard-working.
Jenny, still healing after a painful breakup, welcomes the distraction of working at the market. She soon realizes Wesley is everything she ever dreamed a man could be. But how can Jenny even think about romance with the man Liesl expects to marry?
But Liesl’s own feelings are more complicated than she’s willing to admit. With humor, faith, and a little help from their friends in the community, everyone might just find what their hearts are looking for this Christmas at the Amish market.
This is a romance that includes no swearing, no violence, and no sexual content (beyond a few light kisses).
Title: Christmas at the Amish Market
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Genre: Inspirational/Amish Romance
Published: November 8, 2022
Publisher: Hallmark Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Christmas at the Amish Market is a delightful story of the right people meeting, and falling in love at perhaps the worst time ever… or is it?
When Liesl suggested that her Aunt Jenny come help out at the store where her longtime beau, Wesley, is tending while his father is recovering from a health scare none of them expect the results of that decision. Now, two people who are absolutely right for each other in all ways possible face an impossible situation for Jenny will not come between her niece and the man she’s always been expected to marry simply for her own dreams to come true. But everything isn’t quite as it seems on the surface, and Liesl may have a few surprises for this couple along the way.
I enjoyed Christmas at the Amish Market so much. It’s everything I expect from this author, heartwarming, realistic, and characters who will tug at my heart for often far different reasons. Frankly, this is a story that could be set at any time of the year, so if you only read “Christmas Romances” at Christmastime, please set aside that idea and dive into a really good story full of love, misunderstandings, good intentions, reality checks, and a couple’s path to a love that could last a lifetime.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent.*
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