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The rustic beauty of a country Christmas fills the Simple Gifts crafts shop, while the Amish residents of Willow Ridge pull together in uncertain times - and in the face of an unexpected homecoming.

Nora Hooley's shop is abuzz with preparations for the holiday open house, and Rosalyn Riehl is handcrafting wreaths from evergreen boughs, pinecones, and other natural materials. The work is a welcome diversion for the only unmarried daughter of Cornelius Riehl. Her gruff dat has been receiving envelopes marked Past Due, leaving dutiful Rosalyn to manage the household's inexplicably shrinking budget. Then another distraction swaggers into Simple Gifts - blue-jeaned and leather-jacketed, with a reputation that precedes him. 

Marcus Hooley hightailed it to Willow Ridge on a wing and a prayer - not that he's the praying type. He rejected his Amish roots long ago. But behind the bad-boy attitude is a gifted horse trainer who's counting on some bent-but-not-broken family ties to throw him a lifeline. He can't erase his past, but a sparking attraction with strong, spirited Rosalyn holds the promise of a second chance...and of shedding light on shadowy secrets to build a bright tomorrow.

©2018 Charlotte Hubbard (P)2018 Tantor

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  • 09-29-18

Loved it! 5 Big Stars!

This is a simple review for a Simple Christmas. If you like Amish fiction, you will never, ever go wrong with Charlotte Hubbard's books. I always wait with anticipation for her next release! When I listen, I feel like I know everyone in Willow Ridge, since I've listened to all of her books, the names are all familiar and it's just like listening in to a family get together. Susan Boyce is wonderful. I love how she narrates Charlotte's books. They are a match made in Heaven. If this is a genre you like, you won't be disappointed!

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Great !

Not just love but mystery too. I want a 4th book to go on with lives.

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Wonderful

I loved this book ! It is 3rd in the series and wrapped everything you so well ! Twists and turns - and not only Amish related but Christmas too!

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I was not impressed with this story. A hard-to-believe story line, with kissing before the guy even knows the girl and she doesn't mind! I also grieve that being accepted into the Amish church is portrayed as proof of salvation. Very sad. The only salvation comes through Jesus Christ! I didn't appreciate that the girl was willing to marry the boy before his conversion. And I grieve that she's not supposed to question the fact that she's not to read the Bible on her own but just accept the bishop's interpretation. I would not recommend this book.

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ASimple Christmas

Most memorable moments were when everyone, Amish and No Amish came together to help the people of Willow Ridge recoup Also, to enjoy the story of our Saviour birth.

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Refreshing reading

I love listening to these stories as I’m driving from home to work and back again. The stories are intriguing and make me feel like I’m in the story walking amongst the characters. Love this author!!

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I really enjoyed this Series!

I enjoyed listening to all 3 books. I felt they had a really good twist to the plot & they held my attention. It was like being on an emotional roller coaster in a good way, but I love roller coasters😁 I love the way the Lord is represented through compassion, love, forgiveness, & grace. The Sunday after I finished the series, I went to church & during worship I found myself praying that I would show the same characteristics as the residents of Willow Ridge. 😊

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Wonderful

I can't get enough of charlottes books, they are great stories, I have recommended her to my other friends

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INSIGHTFUL

So many questions were answered about the Amish faith. I imagine there were a few topics not really talked aboutpertaining to members of their faith. addiction being addressed in this book says no one is above the law!