AUTHOR: Suzanne Woods Fisher
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.
An insecure wife, a grieving mother, their husbands, and one charming little boy come together after a “chance” encounter. The outcome of their impromptu meeting gives each person the chance to see life through the lens of a lifestyle extremely different from their own.
I had no trouble identifying with Jamie Fitzpatrick with her insecurity, grief for the loss of her mother, and the deep need for a father’s love. Mattie’s grief has also been my own, so both these women spoke to me. Their husbands are admirable if imperfect men, and I adored precocious Danny. Zach, the troubled teen, also caught my heart. The interactions between these disparate families open eyes to deep truths about real love, the only perfect love.
A Lancaster County Christmas is highly recommended and earns five stars.