Recently, I read The Christmas Singing by Cindy Woodsmall. It is another of her great Amish books. As an outsider of the Amish way of life it always interests me to get glimpses into what it might be like to follow the auld ways.
The Christmas Singing follows the story of Maddie--affectionately known as Maddie Lane--who is a young, Amish woman who creates beautiful cakes and runs her own cake shop. However, disaster strikes Maddie Cakes and Maddie is forced to move back home to her parents' house while she rebuilds and re-evaluates things in her life. When Maddie returns home she also had to face the reason that she left--Gideon. Gideon is the man Maddie first loved and he broke her heart. We get the chance to see Maddie deal with forgiveness, pain, and so much more as she discovers the true motives behind what Gideon has done.
The Christmas Singing is filled with strong writing and beautiful imagery. Although the plot can be easy to anticipate at times it's predictability in no way detracts from the story itself. If you have enjoyed other Cindy Woodsmall books then you will not be disappointed with The Christmas Singing. It is an excellent read and should be enjoyed by anyone who likes a glimpse into the Amish way of life, love, and faith.
I was given a free copy of this book by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing for review purposes.