The Amish Christmas Gift
by Laura V. Hilton
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Pub Date 27 Oct 2020 | Archive Date 26 Jul 2021
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Elsie Miller has witnessed -- and experienced -- Levi Wyse's forgetfulness too many times to count. But even after they broke things off, Elsie never forgot the handsome Amish toymaker or her love for him. So when Levi's sister asks her to help keep him organized for the busy Christmas season, Elsie agrees. But she didn't expect working alongside Levi to reignite those old feelings.
Secretly, Levi's heart will always belong to Elsie. But she deserves a better man, one who isn't so absentminded . . . or responsible for a terrible tragedy. Now, she's at his workshop every day and as Christmas draws near, his reasons for staying away become harder and harder to remember. Will the spirit of Christmas heal past hurts and give Elsie and Levi the greatest gift of all: a future together?
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In The Amish Christmas Gift by Laura Hilton, Elsie Miller and Levi Wyse are clearly in love and have been for years, but are too stubborn to tell each other how they feel. It is the Christmas season and Levi, known as Santa to the town folk, is gifted at making toys. When his sister Abigail, decides he needs an elf, she convinces him to hire Elsie as she is the only one for the job. What a touching story of love, guilt, family and faith! I received an advance copy from Forever and to NetGalley in return for my honest review. All comments are my own.
While reading THE AMISH CHRISTMAS GIFT I became emotionally invested in all of the characters. They are all flawed, real and lovable! Once I started reading, I was instantly hooked. I devoured every page and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. This not so typical Amish story is filled with jealousy, temptation, lies, rumors, but also love, family, and second chances. THE AMISH CHRISTMAS GIFT by Laura V. Hilton is the second book in the Hidden Springs series. I quickly flew through THE AMISH CHRISTMAS GIFT and when I finished I found myself wanting more. I loved all of the characters and found myself wanting to travel to Hidden Springs, IL. The tender moments in the story really pull at the reader’s heart strings. Levi knew he loved Elsie from the minute he saw her. It’s been quite awhile since he saw her last at a wedding and he has never forgotten her. Well, he did leave her stranded there! Elsie is unable to hold down a job and is considering jumping the fence with her older brother. Levi’s wooden toy making business is rapidly taking off, but he really needs help with some type of organization. Elsie needs a job and Levi needs help They both still have feelings for each other and wonder if this could possibly be the perfect solution? Except for Elsie and Levi, the way to true love is anything but perfect! In THE AMISH CHRISTMAS GIFT I loved Elsie and Levi, the primary characters, but also fell in love with all of the secondary characters as well. Every one of them has an important part to play in this heart warming story and even though I wanted to reach in and shake some sense into one or two of them every now and then, they all weaseled their way into my heart. My emotions were all over the place and I was even reaching for the tissues quite a few times. Levi and Elsie are both hiding painful pasts and are afraid of being exposed at any moment. Will they learn to forgive themselves and begin to live again? I received a complimentary copy of this book from Forever. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.