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About Amish Christmas at North Star

One night four lives entered the world by the hands of an Amish midwife, just outside North Star, Pennsylvania.

Rebekah’s Babies, as they are called, are now grown adults and in four heartwarming novellas each young person experiences a journey of discovery, a possibility of love, and the wonder of Christmas.

Guiding Star
by Katie Ganshert

Curiosity gets the best of Englischer Chase Wellington when he investigates the twenty-five-year-old disappearance of an Amish baby. When he finds adventurous Elle McAllister in Iowa will his discoveries upend her world?

Mourning Star
by Amanda Flower

Eden Hochstetler slips from her parents’ fudge shop to investigate the death of her friend Isaac.  Who is guilty? Isaac’s handsome great nephew Jesse, an angry Englischer, or someone else?

In the Stars
by Cindy Woodsmall

Heartbroken Kore Detweiler avoids North Star after Savilla Beiler rejects his love.  But when he is unexpectedly called to return home, he and Savilla must join forces to keep a family together.

Star of Grace
by Mindy Starns Clark and Emily Clark

Andy Danner left North Star to join a new Amish settlement in Mississippi. His little brother devises a scheme to bring Andy home for Christmas and unwittingly unleashes the power of forgiveness in a reclusive widower’s life.

About Cindy Woodsmall

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author of numerous works of fiction and one of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media. She lives in the Foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her family.

About Amanda Flower

Amanda Flower is an Agatha Award–winning author. She also writes the USA Today bestselling Amish Quilt Shop Mysteries, including Murder, Simply Served and Murder, Simply Stitched under the name Isabella Alan.

About Katie Ganshert

KATIE GANSHERT is the author of several novels and works of short fiction, including the Christy Award-winning A Broken Kind of Beautiful and Carol Award-winner, The Art of Losing Yourself. Katie lives in eastern Iowa with her family.

Product Details

400 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Oct 20, 2015

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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One night four lives entered the world by the hands of an Amish midwife, just outside North Star, Pennsylvania.   Click here to download chapter one of Amish Christmas at North Star. Rebekah’s babies, as they are called, are now grown adults and in four heartwarming novellas each young person experiences a journey of discovery, love, and the wonder of Christmas. Guiding Star by Katie Ganshert Curiosity gets the best of Englisher Chase Wellington when he investigates the twenty-five-year-old disappearance of an Amish baby. When he finds adventurous Elle McAllister in Iowa will his discoveries upend her world? Mourning Star by Amanda Flower Eden Hochstetler slips from her parents’ fudge shop to investigate the death of her friend Isaac Yoder.  Who is guilty? Isaac’s handsome great nephew Jacob, an angry Englisher, or someone else? In the Stars by Cindy Woodsmall Kore Detweiler has nursed his broken heart, avoiding North Star after Savilla Beiler suddenly rejected his love.  But when he is called to return home, he and Savilla must join forces to keep a family together. Star of Grace by Mindy Starns Clark and Emily Clark Andy Danner left North Star to work in construction in a new Amish settlement in Louisiana. His little brother devises a scheme to bring Andy home for Christmas, and unwittingly unleashes the power of forgiveness in an old widower’s life.

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Four Heartwarming Novellas of Love, Faith and Christmas Miracles

 
With her recent sales milestone of more than 1.5 million copies sold, New York Times and CBA bestselling author, Cindy Woodsmall secures her place as one of the top authors in an ever-growing genre. Woodsmall has written more than a dozen Amish fiction novels and novellas since 2006 and has risen to become one of the most recognizable names in Amish fiction writing.
 
Her commitment to accuracy, fueled by her real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families, sets her books apart from many others. Her success is due in part to her sincere respect for the Amish culture and her ability to shed light on both the triumphs and failures of America’s “Plain People.” In captivating detail, she explores themes common to all cultures—coming of age, romance, and family—but does so against the backdrop of the Amish landscape.
 
In her latest novel, Amish Christmas at North Star: Four Stories of Love and Family (WaterBrook Press, October 20, 2015) Woodsmall joins forces with four other impeccable writers to a create charming story of four young lives, forever linked by a single night. Christian fiction authors Mindy Starns Clark, Emily Clark, Amanda Flower, and Katie Ganshert lend their voices to this stirring Amish Christmas novella collection.
 
On a wintery late November night in 1989, an Amish midwife delivers four babies to four mothers at an Amish birthing clinic. Almost twenty-five years later the three girls and one boy born that night are grown, and “Rebekah's babies,” as they have been called, are scattered and facing an unusual Christmas that may just reunite these four strangers.
 
North Star’s picturesque setting will transport readers into an enchanting world of snow-covered buggies, as the mystery surrounding these four characters unfolds. Amish Christmas at North Star is the perfect gift for the holiday season and a beautiful reminder of all that love and faith make possible!

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

CINDY WOODSMALL is a New York Times, CBA, ECPA, and USA Today best-selling author who has written over a dozen works of fiction and one nonfiction book. Her connection with the Amish community has been widely featured in national media outlets, including ABC “Nightline” and The Wall Street Journal. She’s been a finalist for the prestigious Christy, Rita, and Carol Awards, Christian Book of the Year, and Christian Retailers Choice Awards. Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains.
Website: http://www.cindywoodsmall.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorcindywoodsmall
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cindywoodsmall
 
MINDY STARNS CLARK is the bestselling author of more than 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction (more than 800,000 sold) including coauthoring the Christy Award-winning The Amish Midwife. Mindy, who is writing with her MFA-student daughter EMILY CLARK, lives in Pennsylvania.
 
Website: http://www.mindystarnsclark.com/
 
AMANDA FLOWER grew up visiting the state's Amish Country with her family and currently serves as an academic librarian for a small college in Ohio. Her 2010 debut, Maid of Murder, received an Agatha Award nomination for Best First Novel. She is also the author of the Amish Quilt Shop Mysteries as Isabella Alan.
 
Website: http://amandaflower.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoramandaflower
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aflowerwriter
 
KATIE GANSHERT is a Christy Award finalist and the author of Wildflowers from Winter and Wishing on Willows. Katie Ganshert lives in the Quad Cities area in Iowa.
 
Website: http://katieganshert.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatieGanshert

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By Hollie Hallwyler

Once again Cindy comes through! I didn't have a chance to finish all 4 books before Christmas was over last year so I can't wait to dive into these wonderful stories again this season!The outline of these books has already been described well by other reviewers so I don't feel the need to give detailed descriptions. But I will say, I love every character Cindy writes into these books. She has a way of making you feel instantly connected to...

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By Lindsay Hickey

You get to hear about all four babies that were born near Christmas. Rebecca is an Amish midwife. In Guiding Star it about a 25-year old disappearing from an Amish baby. Will there be love for Elle McAllister? We get a quite a nice way to see what her life is like after being born on that snowy night with three other babies.Morning Star is about a girl named Eden Hochstetler. She wants to investigate her friends Isaac death. It has got her...

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By Michelle Heflin

Amish Christmas at North Star is a compilation of four novellas each written by a different author. Each author has a different style but each novella is an entertaining read. They are joined together by a common theme and follow four babies that are now adults that an Amish midwife delivered on the same night. Each story is heartfelt and will get you in the spirit of Christmas. I would definitely recommend this novel.

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By Dede King

Book Review: Amish Christmas at North StarBook Summary: One night four lives entered the world by the hands of an Amish midwife, just outside North Star, Pennsylvania. Rebekahâ??s Babies, as they are called, are now grown adults and in four heartwarming novellas each young person experiences a journey of discovery, a possibility of love, and the wonder of Christmas.Guiding Star by Katie GanshertCuriosity gets the best of Englischer Chase...

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By Athena Langworthy

I have always enjoyed collections of novellas in one book.  These four Amish fiction stories are intertwined by the location-North Star, Pennsylvania, and the midwife Rebekah, who was the midwife attending each main characters birth. The things I enjoy about reading the collections is that they are all intertwined, but written by different authors, that they are relatively short-just about 100 pages each, and in this case, it is...

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