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THE AMISH CHRISTMAS MATCHMAKER. SPOTLIGHT/EXCERPT/REVIEW.

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Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Amish Christmas Matchmaker by Vannetta Chapman, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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ABOUT THE BOOK.

 Title: The Amish Christmas Matchmaker
Series: Indiana Amish Brides #4
Author: Vannetta Chapman
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date:
September 1, 2019
Genre: Inspirational Amish Fiction

She’ll find him a wife for Christmas…Which of these Indiana Amish Brides is next?

With her wedding business thriving, Annie Kauffmann could never leave her beloved Amish community. So when handsome Amish cowboy Levi Lapp tries to convince her father to move the family to Texas, she must put a stop to it. If Annie finds Levi a wife, he might forget his dream of moving…but can she keep from falling for him herself?

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BOOK EXCERPT 

Annie felt tears sting her eyes again.

Was this what being in love was like?

Emotions seesawing between tenderness and despair?

No wonder she’d avoided it for so long.

“I’m not saying you will or won’t have to give up one dream for the other. I don’t know, but I do know this. Gotte has a plan for you, Annie.” Nicole reached over and squeezed her hand.

It wasn’t lost on Annie that Levi had referred to the same verse the night before. 

“And who can thwart Gotte’s plan? Who is big enough to do that? No one. No one can. So it will work out. Your job is to believe that, and continue to go about your day doing that day’s work.”

“When did you become so wise?”

“Sometime between Rachel and the twins I suppose.”

Annie didn’t know if she believed that things would work out. Did the Bible promise that? It seemed to her that there was a lot of heartbreak and tragedy and pain in the Bible—even for Gotte’s people. Perhaps when they returned home, she’d spend some time reading through her favorite passages in the New Testament or the Psalms. The Psalms always calmed her heart. Maybe it was time to accept her situation and trust that Gotte could and would do whatever was best for her.

 

MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW

“It’s okay to change your mind about a thing or person. Sometimes first impressions aren’t be best. Sometimes we have to see past that impression to the scars and hopes and dreams underneath, and then we understand who they really are. ”

Favorite quote.
“It is in the LORD’S hands and I am good with that.” One of my favorite quote in the book.
Dreams! Everyone has loads of that. But what happens when we are so subsumed by our dreams that we don’t see any other thing and we ignore or fight God’s plans for our life?
That was the story of Annie and Levi.
They both had dreams and plans for how they wanted their lives to turn out but God had plans for them and it was so beautifully crafted out in this book.
I loved reading about how she built her business and enjoyed doing what she did; bring a great help in making one of the most beautiful days in people’s lives a success. Her strong and independent spirit was so endearing to read about. Her love and protectiveness over her family was sweet to read about.
The banter between her and Levi was just hilarious and sweet. They thought they were opposites, but that’s what made them compatible.
I loved reading about how Annie chose to pray and commit things into God’s hands instead of worry. Prayers were a great part of her life and very important.
Levi came into town dreamy and full of his own happy ending until he butted heads with the witty Annie. I loved reading about his determination to follow his dreams even when things seem to be moving the opposite direction especially the women he loved.
I enjoyed reading about how the both of them learnt to lay down those weapons and allow love take it’s course, most especially allow God plot and unveil his plans for them.
This was a very beautiful Amish story for me to read. I’ve always been careful of reading Amish books because of the language but this was pretty easy for me to read and understand. I loved the focus of the book; fulfillment of dreams and allowing God’s plan take precedence.
The while Christmas theme in it made it all enjoyable.
I recommend this book to everyone who loved Christmas stories and a lesson in allowing God fulfill his plans for one’s life.

I received a copy of this book for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed here are mine.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She is the author of over twenty novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series, and Plain and Simple Miracle series. Vannetta is a Carol award winner, a Christy finalist, and she also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She currently writes Christian suspense, Amish romance, and Amish mystery. She was a teacher for 15 years and resides in the Texas hill country.

CONNECT WITH VANNETTA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a copy of The Amish Christmas Matchmaker (print or digital), a quilted Amish mug mat, a woven Amish mug mat, and $10 Amazon gift card!

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Be sure to check out each stop on these tours for more chances to win. Full tour schedule on this tour shown below. Giveaway begins at midnight September 9, 2019 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 16, 2019. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Due to shipping cost, only US mailing addresses valid.  For our giveaway rules and policy, click HERE.

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10 thoughts on “THE AMISH CHRISTMAS MATCHMAKER. SPOTLIGHT/EXCERPT/REVIEW.

  1. Thank you for being part of the book tour for “The Amish Christmas Matchmaker” by Vannetta Chapman. Enjoyed reading your review which makes me want to read this book on my TBR list all the more. Wonderful author, great story and lovely cover – what more could you ask for!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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