Amish Christmas at North Star by Four Great Authors

Amish Christmas at North Star

amish christmas north star

On a snowy night in late November, 1990, Rebekah Schlaback’s home was bursting with excitement and tension because four very pregnant young women were there for Rebekah to deliver their precious little one. These four stories generated from that night; Guiding Star, by Katie Ganshert, Morning Star, by Amanda Flower, In the Stars, by Cindy Woodsmall and Star of Grace by Mindy Starns Clark  and Emily Clark.

Each story was written about one of those four babies born 25 years earlier. I am glad I had time to read each story without putting the book down, because they had me guessing until the end. I highly recommend this wonderful book of four stories written around the Christmas Season. Stories that will warm your heart and find a place there.

I received this book from BookLook BLoggers to read and review. The opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55


A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert

a broken kind of beautifulA Broken Kind of Beautiful

by Katie Ganshert


ABOUT THIS BOOK………  Fashion is a fickle industry, a frightening fact for twenty-four-year-old model Ivy Clark. Ten years in and she’s learned a sacred truth — appearance is everything. Nobody cares about her broken past as long as she looks beautiful for the camera. This is the only life Ivy knows — so when it starts to unravel, she’ll do anything to hold on. Even if that means moving to the quaint island town of Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the new face of her stepmother’s bridal wear line — an irony too rich for words, since Ivy is far from the pure bride in white.




When I saw the title of this book, I knew it would be a good book to read, because I figured it was about a different kind of beautiful than most people think about. And I was correct. For ten years Ivy Clark has been modeling fashions, and the only kind of beauty she knows is how she looks on the outside. That’s what everyone wants, outside beauty, no matter what you are feeling like inside. What a horrible life to live. It is when Ivy meets Davis that she begins to see a different side of beauty. Author Katie Ganshert writes a compelling story of God’s love and redemption, no matter what we have experienced in our life. A Broken Kind of Beautiful is a heartwarming book, but yet at times it is full of heartache and difficulties because of what the characters are going through. Sometimes I had a hard time reading some of the scenes, but I appreciate so much how author Katie Ganshert weaves the love and redemption of God’s grace into the lives of her characters. This book is truly full of blessings and encouragement and I highly recommend it for anyone to read! You can not go wrong reading this book!

I received this book from Blogging for Books to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55



Katie Ganshert








Christy Award finalist, Katie Ganshert is the author of Wildflowers from Winter and Wishing on Willows. She lives in Iowa with her handsome husband, their dinosaur-loving son, and their goofy black lab, Bubba. When she’s not busy writing or playing or reading or snuggling, she is obsessing over the paperwork and the waiting that comes with adoption, which she and her husband hope to complete sometime before they are fifty.