A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher – My Review

Revell (September 1, 2011)
Mattie and Sol have settled in to family life with their son Danny but have not reconciled themselves to having only the one biological child. They have taken in Mattie’s teenage cousin Zach when his father is ready to give up but they both are very overprotective of Danny in their own way wanting to hang on to the only family they may ever be given the chance to raise. By hanging on too tightly though might they find that they will lose him through their own grasping and his own growing desire for independence. When an Englisch couple finds their way to Mattie and Sol’s farm just before Christmas on an errand to return a toy that Danny left behind in town and is stranded by the storms that blow through, they all learn more about the character of God and about themselves as they come face to face with their true selves and with the God they have denied because He wouldn’t give them what they thought they wanted at the time (like a whiny child). Can we all slow down enough to see past the wants of our own whiny inner child to the true us and recognize the things God is trying to reveal to us that we have been missing in our rush for that dangling carrot we will never reach anyways? By the way we don’t have to wait for Christmas to do it either. (ISBN#9780800719951, 208pp, $15.99)

Codicil:
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