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Publisher's Summary

After Gideon coldly broke her heart, can the warmth of the season revive Mattie’s hopes?

Christmas has always been special to cake decorator Mattie Eash, who was born on the wondrous holiday.

Yet the season has lost its appeal in the three years since then, her childhood sweetheart abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve. Mattie has moved on, left Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania and pursued her dreams of a cake shop in Berlin, Ohio and given her heart to someone new. Someone unlike Gideon Beiler. Someone safe.

Then an unforeseen setback forces her home and into painful proximity to Gideon. Will learning the truth behind his rejection restore her Christmas joy - or open the door to even deeper heartbreak?

©2011 Cindy Woodsmall (P)2011 Random House Audio

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  • lorie
  • hillsboro, MO, United States
  • 10-20-11

Disappointed

I was excited and anxiously waiting to read Cindy Woodsmall lastest Amish romance, but I have been sorely disappointed. The story line is weak and holds no excitement, or anything that would make me want to continue. The narration is boring and dull. Unfortunately I wasted my credit on this book, and can't even finish it. Cindy Woodsmall is an excellent author, but this is not one of her best.

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Exceptional emotional and very touching story.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely I would. I actually was brought to tears during a part in which they discussed people who are chronically ill.

What other book might you compare The Christmas Singing to and why?

The Christmas sleigh. Another Cindy Woodsmall book.

Which scene was your favorite?

The mom tearfully admitted to her daughter that if she could have spared telling her and her dad that she was sick, she would have. She was agreeing with her daughters ex boyfriend who had been fighting cancer and was trying to keep it a secret as not to ruin her life, trying to spare her his grief and allow her tohave a normal life even if it meant without him.

If you could rename The Christmas Singing, what would you call it?

I wouldn't. It was perfect and got do well. Perhaps I would have called it The Sacrifice if I really had to.

Any additional comments?

The narrator Cassandra Campbell is one of the best there is. She makes a great story even better. She brings the characters to life and one really becomes lost in the plot.

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  • lillian
  • Reno, Nevada, United States
  • 12-24-12

Good read beyond the Christmas holiday

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend this to a friend that would enjoy the book for a good story. It isn't steamy or action packed but it is worth reading.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main female character, Maddy Lane. She struggles with her feelings in the story and has a nice way of including the reader in her thoughts.

What aspect of Cassandra Campbell’s performance would you have changed?

I wouldn't change anything.

Was The Christmas Singing worth the listening time?

Definetly worth the time and in the holiday season it was heart warming.