Friday, September 9, 2011

"A Lancaster County Christmas" by Suzanne Woods Fisher/LitFuse Publicity Tour/Prizes!

         "A Lancaster County Christmas
             by Suzanne Woods Fisher 

            IPAD Giveaway & MORE!
         Sponsored by LitFuse Publicity! 
              Come join in the FUN!

It's Christmas in September! 
iPad Giveaway and aFacebook Party!  Go Enter 9-7 to 9-26!

It’s Christmas in September!

It’s Christmas in September!
To celebrate the release of her first "Christmas book", Suzanne Woods Fisher has teamed up with her publisher, Revell, to bring you the "Christmas in September" iPad Giveaway! The winner will be announced on 9/27 at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party! Details below. Tell your friends and join in the fun (9/7-9/26).

**Oh and be sure to follow the blog tour here:  Many of the bloggers have copies of the book to giveaway! 


ALL the Prizes:
Suzanne and Revell will be presenting one merry winner with a Christmas Prize Pack (valued at over $600):
  • A Brand New iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
  • $25 gift certificate to iTunes
  • A copy of A Lancaster County Christmas
To enter, click one of the icons BELOW!!  Facebook, Twitter, Email. But, hurry the giveaway ends on 9/26.

**But, wait! There's more! The winner will be announced at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party on 9/27 at Suzanne's author page. During the party she'll be revealing something *BIG* - you won't want to miss it. She'll also be hosting a book chat, trivia contest and giving away a few early Christmas presents! Hope to see you there.

Tell your friends and join in the fun (9/7-9/26).  
Facebook party on 9-27.

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From the Publisher:

Jaime and C. J. Fitzpatrick began their married life as most couples do--in love and looking forward to a bright future together. But four years later they've drifted apart and are almost ready to call it quits.

Mattie Riehl was hoping to give her husband Sol the Christmas gift they have both longed for--news that a baby was on the way. But as usual, she is disappointed. The holidays bring an acute awareness to Mattie that her dream of a big family isn't likely to become a reality.

Then a winter storm raging outside blows the Fitzpatricks into the Riehl home--and into a much slower pace of life. Can these two couples from different worlds help each other understand the true meaning of love this Christmas?
With her trademark plot twists and attention to detail, Suzanne Woods Fisher offers readers a beautiful Christmas story of love, forgiveness, and what truly matters in life.

My Review:

“A Lancaster County Christmas” by Suzanne Woods Fisher

It is the day before Christmas Eve.  A large snowstorm is brewing outside and the first snowflakes are starting to fall and stick to the ground.  Everyone who is out only wants to get home before this snowstorm hits, and hits hard.  These two couples are brought together by fate, or God; a plain couple and an Amish couple, while at the local doctors office.  As the young married woman is about to leave the doctor’s office, the doctor asked her a simple question.  Could she please return the toy owl whistle that the little Amish boy who was there forgot in the doctor’s office?  Their farm is not to far away from the office, he explains.  Hesitantly she agrees, even though it doesn’t quite fit into her schedule.  Oh, she has so much to do.  It’s almost Christmas Eve and she and her husband will be meeting her father to go on a Caribbean cruise.  Ugh.  After the doctor explained to her how losing a toy like this for a child is a horrible event, and for her to please understand, so she does decides to do it.
This young woman and her husband go to the Amish couple’s home to deliver this wooden owl whistle.  A series of events occur, which leave this young couple stranded at this Amish families’ farm overnight.  Ugh. 
Little does each woman know, each of them has separate but similar problems to work out in their marriages.  How can a “plain” couple and an Amish couple have similar marital problems?  Two couples, from completely different backgrounds, have something in common, much more so than they could ever have imagined.
During their many discussions together, more mayhem occurs.  They both continue and encourage each other about very important things in their lives.  While talking, they both find answers from the other’s problems.  This is truly amazing to each of the two women, not that they will readily admit this.
The men are continuing to take care of the mayhem while their talks continue.  This story is about these two women.  What they don’t know is they are learning from the other as time and more discussion goes on.
This book is a short read, only about 208 pages enjoyable.  It is the perfect Christmas read!  It is a comfy, cozy, but adventurous story at the same time.  Two very different couples living under one roof for a couple days brings all of them together, despite their differences.  What they take from each other is priceless.  What happens and how this book ends is truly a miracle.  It is the miraculous work of God.  Christmas is a time for miracles, after all!
Suzanne Woods Fisher is a wonderful novelist.  I enjoyed this story in one sitting.    All of her novels are always so enjoyably delicious!
You need to get yourself a copy of this book as a Christmas present for YOU!  I would also suggest this as a wonderful gift for a friend or two, to top your Christmas off with this GREAT read!  I give it 5 out of 5 star Holiday Reading, or anytime reading!
A quick note from me:  I LOVE to read Christmas stories all through the year!  It helps to keep the Christmas spirit alive all through the year!  When Christmas is here, all the hustle and bustle of Christmas prevents us from enjoying these types of books.  Sometimes I think when we see a Christmas book we think we can’t read it because it’s not Christmas time.  I HIGHLY disagree!  ANYTIME is a WONDERFUL time to read a Christmas story, and maybe more so throughout the year than ‘just’ at Christmas.  I know you will love this story immensely.
I received this book for “FREE” from Revell, a Division of Baker Publishing Group, through LifFuse Publicity, through their Book Reviewer’s Program in exchange to read and write a review about this book.  It is NOT required for my review I write to be either positive or negative, but, “of my own opinion.”  I was NOT provided with “ANY” monies to accept this book, “NOR” to read it, NOR were “ANY” monies given to me to write the review for this book.  All that was ‘expected’ of me was to enjoy the pure pleasure of reading it.  Again, the opinions expressed for and about this book are ‘of my own opinion’.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

About Suzanne:
Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D. Benedict, who was raised Plain. She has many, many Plain relatives living in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and travels back to Pennsylvania, as well as to Ohio, a couple of times each year for research. Suzanne has a great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world. In both her fiction and non-fiction books, she has an underlying theme: You don't have to "go Amish" to incorporate many of their principles--simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily-- into your life. When Suzanne isn't writing or bragging to her friends about her first new grandbaby (!), she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you just can't take life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.
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  1. This sounds like an interesting book. I have always been fascinated by the Amish and enjoy reading books that take place in an Amish setting. Great review.

    I found you through Book Blogs and signed up to follow you. When you have a chance- please stop by and follow the blog for my middle grade novel that I am hoping to get published.

    Take care-
    Jess- although I may show up as Fairday, the main character from my novel. I can't figure out why that happens sometimes and I can't fix it. :)

  2. Hi Denise!
    Thanks for stopping by! Thanks for your support!

  3. Hi Fairday Morrow!
    CONGRATS on almost publishing your first novel!! What an accomplishment!!!
    I know! Isn't it aggravating when you can't fix something on your Blog? No matter WHAT you try???!!! I guarantee you one day, out of nowhere, you WILL be able to change it!!! That's has happened to me SO many times!!! LOL! I'll come take a look at your Blog! Thanks for the invite!
    's ALL you can do is to laugh at it!

  4. Fairday Morrow,
    I forgot to say THANKS!!! for the Follow!

  5. This sounds like such a wonderful book to read! I totally agree with you, Christmas books with feel-good themes can be read throughout the year - they tend to serve as a pick-me-up! Thanks for the info on the tour and giveaway!

  6. Hi Laurie! Thank you so much for your review of Lancaster County Christmas! Loved all of the points you brought out about it--and about the miracle of Christmas. Glad you were part of the blog tour! Warmly, Suzanne Woods Fisher

  7. Julie,
    Thanks SO much for stopping by! I LOVE comments, to! Thanks! I'm glad you liked the post & review! Yes, Christmas stories are the BEST throughout the year, aren't they! I love reading them all throughout! It brings that magical time of year back for a little while!
    Again, thanks for stopping by! Hope you keep coming back! I have LOTS of books reviews to post! LOTS of books in my TBR Pile, too!! It's overflowing!

  8. Suzanne,
    How WONDERFUL to have you, the AUTHOR, stop by my blog!!! Thank you!! What an honor!! It truly was an honor to be one of the first people to read your book and to be a part of the LitFuse Tour! Your story was so engaging! It is truly one I won't forget! I am glad you liked the review I wrote on it. It was amazing to read about these two women, so far apart in different worlds, yet so close with their issues. No matter who we are, where we live, what country we live in, ALL of us women face the same issues. Amazing!
    Again, thank you SO much for stopping by! As always, I am looking forward to your next book! I have a few on my Kindle yet to read as well!! You are VERY talented with your writing skills!

  9. Suzanne,
    I forgot to mention something. I think the cover of this book is gorgeous! The photo does NOT do it justice! The entire presentation of the book is beautiful! It is hardcover, and lined with red on the inside. Absolutely beautiful! VERY Christmas'y!
    Thanks again!

  10. Laurie, Thanks for your wonderful review! The more I read about this book, the more I want to read this book!!


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