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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, love, and the wonder of Christmas.

Guiding Star by Katie Ganshert: Curiosity gets the best of Englisher Chase Wellington when he investigates the 25-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.

©2015 Katie Ganshert, Amanda Flower, Cindy Woodsmall, Mindy Stearns Clak, and Emily Clark (P)2015 Recorded Books

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  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 12-02-16

Amish Midwife, Four Babies, Four Stories of Hope

Better than wrapping ones self in a warm quilt and sitting by the fireside, Amish Christmas at North Star, is the story of an Amish midwife who helped bring four babies into the world one night over 25 years ago . . . Rebekah's babies they are called . . . now all grown and on their own separate paths, these are their stories . . . not perfect cookie-cutter tales, but ones of struggle, heartache, and twists and turns . . . the kind that all of God's children experience . . . along with the redemption, joy and renewal that He, alone offers to us . . . I loved each story, and how the Amish impacted and worked alongside the "English" in their community . . . this book blessed me . . . it will bless you, too . . .

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!

I purchased this book intending to listen to it one story at a time. It didn't happen that way. The stories, although written by different authors, flowed well one into another. Distinct and individual yet holding onto themes of forgiveness and learning to accept grace and mercy. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it at all times of the year not just Christmas!

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nice book with several Christmas stories

I really enjoyed this book with the multiple Chistmas stories. Normally I am not a fan of Amish stories, but this was an excellent exception!!

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Awesome

This is a riveting story that keeps your attention. With truths from Gods word sprinkled in!

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If you could sum up Amish Christmas at North Star in three words, what would they be?

inspiring, delightful, fun

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sam because he was selfless and kind.

Which character – as performed by Christina Moore – was your favorite?

El. She did a great job with her!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Find out how God worked in the lives four babies delivered one Christmas night.

Any additional comments?

It was a great book-one I can listen to over and over.<br/>

1 of 3 people found this review helpful