Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Lancaster County Christmas

A Lancaster County Christmas
Suzanne Woods Fisher
ISBN: 978-0800719951
September, 2011/208 pages/Hardcover/$15.99

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.

Suzanne Woods Fisher's 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.

Suzanne can be found on-line at:

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 (9/7-9/27).

Oh and be sure to follow the blog tour here - many of the bloggers have copies of the book to give away! 

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. 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.

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I always enjoy Suzanne Woods Fisher's books, and this one was a delight. ( And I don't think it was just because I loved reading about Christmas and snow while the temperature was well over 100 degrees!) I loved the juxtaposition of Jaime and C. J., a modern couple who would appear to "have it all" yet find themselves increasingly dissatisfied, and Mattie and Sol, who seem to have so little yet come to realize how blessed they are. Jaime and Mattie both have a lot to learn from each other, and their lessons are ones we can all take to heart. Highly recommended!

Check out what other bloggers are saying about the book by clicking here.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell and LitFuse Publicity as part of their Blogger Review program. 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 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Suzanne said...

Hi Linda! You've been on my mind so much with the fires and the heat...hope you are safe and cool. Thank you for your thumbs up for ALCC! I really like the way you described the differences between the two couples. Spot-on!
Always so grateful you're on my blog tours. Warmly, Suzanne

margie said...

I hope I'm not too late to leave a comment since I just found out about this today!! Apparently, I haven't been getting facebook notices from Suzanne! This book sounds great and it is already on my "to read" list! I wish you much success with your new book, Suzanne!

Phantom Paragrapher said...

Hi Linda,
Im a new follower
PS Exciting news about being published in CFOM
God Bless, Paula