Amish Christmas at North Star Giveaway By Amanda Flower

I had the pleasure of being part of the five-author anthology Amish Christmas at North Star released by WaterBrook Multnomah. This collection begins with the birth of four Amish children all delivered by the same Amish midwife twenty-five years ago. Each novella tells the story of where that child is in the present day. Spoiler… my Amish child in “Mourning Star” turns into an amateur sleuth. You know I love my crime solvers!

What I love about the collection is how each novella fits in the overall story but remains distinctly written in each author’s unique voice. It was an honor to be included on this project with these accomplished and talented ladies.

Because this is an Amish Christmas collection, I asked my co-authors what they would most like to do or see if they had the opportunity to spend Christmas in Amish Country. Here’s what they had to say.

My favorite part of the holidays is when our family all gathers together and cooks dinner, so I’d probably most enjoy being in the thick of things with an Amish family, helping to prepare their Christmas feast with them.Emily Clark

I’d love to go to a Christmas program in an Amish school. How precious that would be!Mindy Starns Clark

I’d like to sit in on one of the singings to see how the youth socialize.Katie Ganshert

Amish youth Christmas caroling is in my novella inside Amish Christmas at North Star because the whole concept is so endearing, and I would love to be in one of the Amish homes when the youth arrive to sing Christmas carols!Cindy Woodsmall

And my answer is:

I would love to go caroling with the Amish too and ride in a buggy from house to house. I hope the caroling includes an Amish bakery on its agenda!

Giveaway: One paperback copy of Amish Christmas at North Star
How to enter: Leave a comment telling us what you most like to see or do if you spent the Christmas season in Amish Country.
For an EXTRA chance share this post and leave a comment if you do.
Giveaway starts today, Tuesday, October 20th and ends Tuesday, October 27th.
*Giveaway is only open to US residents*

Amanda Flower, a three time Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland. She also writes as USA Today Bestselling Author Isabella Alan. www.amandaflower.com

Also released by Amanda in October

Andi Unstoppable (third novel in Andi Boggs children’s mystery series)

Murder, Plainly Read (fourth novel in Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series)

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253 Comments

  1. Penny Marks
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to see their traditions❤️ Thank you for chance.

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  2. Brenda W
    October 20, 2015

    Love to see all the home made item for sale beautifully made

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    1. Brenda W
      October 20, 2015

      Like and shared

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  3. Teresa Kander
    October 20, 2015

    Caroling and riding in a buggy…sharing stories of their Christmases and mine.

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  4. Doward Wilson
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to see and try all the food and look at all the handmade furniture and crafts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. Claudia
    October 20, 2015

    I’d love to see how they manage life without modern conveniences.

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  6. Pat Hines
    October 20, 2015

    As the Amish genre is my favorite line of books. Love their stories. If I could share the Christmas holidays with them, I would be most thrilled to partake of their delicious meals especially their baked goods. Also, it would gladden my heart to see them give the gifts of their hands to each member of their family’s. We dwell on the materialism of the holiday instead of Christ’s birth. Also, would love to take a sleigh ride through the snow. Thanks for creating this drawing.

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    1. Anonymous
      October 26, 2015

      I Love Amish books.I would enjoy seeing how they lived.It is fascinating to me to see they are so family oriented.I really like to read about the Amish.

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  7. Bernadette Long
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to experience the Amish Christmas experience : food. crafts,and decorations.

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  8. Jean Smith
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to sit down to one of their meals, especially a Wedding meal.

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  9. Diane Kieffer
    October 20, 2015

    Would love to be with a Amish family For the whole Christmas season and celebrate their Christmas’s. Also help in making all the food and their presents. Thanks for the oPpurnity to apply for your giveaway

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  10. Marihelen Ligon
    October 20, 2015

    I think the food would be wonderful and also all of the beautiful handmade items for gifts!

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  11. Ruth Arquitt
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to see everything to do with Christmas

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    1. Ruth Arquitt
      October 20, 2015

      Shared

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  12. Ola Norman
    October 20, 2015

    I’d like to see their Christmas program.

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  13. Ola Norman
    October 20, 2015

    I posted on my Facebook page.

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  14. Cathy Cavalcante
    October 20, 2015

    Id love to just spend a plain and simple Christmas with them, celebrating the way they do, simple gifts, family gatherings, Christmas pageant at school, maybe a horse-drawn sleigh ride…keeping the focus on The Christ Child and the most amazing gift He was/is to us all! 🙂

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  15. Cathy Cavalcante
    October 20, 2015

    Oh and I shared this on my FB page as well. 🙂 TY!

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  16. Donna Bascle
    October 20, 2015

    I’d like to snuggle under a beautiful Amish quilt, drink hot chocolate and watch the snow fall. Share the simple traditions of an Amish Christmas.

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  17. Judy Offen
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to experience the simple, non-materialistic celebration of Christ’s birth–delicious foods, simple homemade gifts, family gatherings of joy, sleigh rides and everything else they live during the Christmas season.

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  18. Amy Dougherty
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to experience their food and overall way of life.

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  19. Amanda Wilcox
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to see their traditions and how they vary from that of what I’ve grown up with. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. Jean Halloran
    October 20, 2015

    I would like to share a meal, visit a quilt shop and go for an evening buggy ride.

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  21. Robin L. Coxon
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to have that opportunity to partake in the Christmas season in the Amish community. Christmas has become too commercialized and being in the Amish community will bring us back to the true reason for Christmas. It would also be wonderful to discover some of their special recipes they may have and also their homemade gifts. In that family plays an important factor in the Amish community, I could enjoy the feeling of the importance of family. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  22. Jenny Propst
    October 20, 2015

    I think it would be great to spend Christmas day with an Amish family. I’d really like sharing their meal with them and opening gifts. I’ve always admired their gift giving in the books. Seeing the children’s school program I think would be special.

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  23. Beth Ellen
    October 20, 2015

    i would love to experience a quilting circle and see an Amish bride open packages with several designed ones on Christmas Day

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  24. Donna B
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to bake up some great tasting treats with them.

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  25. Elaine Shorb
    October 20, 2015

    I would like to attend an Amish School’s Christmas program.
    Since I live about an hour from Lancaster Amish Country, I do take a drive around the countryside the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
    Thank you for a chance to enter this book giveaway.
    I am also sharing this post with my friends!!

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  26. Teresa Kerr
    October 20, 2015

    It’s all about the food!

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  27. Patricia Thackston
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to experience Second Christmas with an Amish family.

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  28. Crystal Blackburn
    October 20, 2015

    Really Amanda, I couldn’t choose just one thing about what I’d like to experience the works. It would be nice to celebrate Christmas far less commercialized but get back to the simple ways of life…. it doesn’t seem that the Amish are all about what will benefit me etc and they TRUST God for everything.
    God bless

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  29. Sharon W.
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to spend Christmas Day with an Amish family and see how they do things.

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  30. Martha Schultz
    October 20, 2015

    I would just like to experience it all..The smells, the love, the hard times and the simple times

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  31. cynthia butler
    October 20, 2015

    If I could spend time in the Amish country I probably would not want to leave. I’m always collecting things and reading about the Amish. I would love to go sleigh riding and share in the traditions. I would love to learn how they make and sew the quilts. The simplicity is amazing.

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  32. Donna H
    October 20, 2015

    I would want to spend time with at least one family during Christmas in order to partake in their holiday rituals. There is such a sense of family and faith…. we all need to get back there and away from the commercial holiday.

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  33. Ellen Moore
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to spend a Christmas with the Amish & learn how they do their Day whether it be visiting or what ever they do

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  34. Donna H
    October 20, 2015

    Shared..

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  35. Cheryl Callan
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to ride in a buggy or sled in the snow. Stopping at a Amish bakery for some goodies.

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  36. Terri Clark
    October 20, 2015

    I live in Amish country here in Michigan and I love seeing the clothes hanging even in the coldest worst winter weather.

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  37. Samantha Adams
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to go on a sleigh ride!

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  38. Betty Hallett
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to go to church and after that eat a great meal. I shared this

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  39. alyssa
    October 20, 2015

    Love to eat all the yummy food and take pictures of the snow covered bridges.

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  40. Deborah Hazelton
    October 20, 2015

    Would love seeing the Amish in winter clothing, the horse and buggies/sleighs and the farms/farm yards blanketed with snow cover. I just love the area. I shared also.

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  41. Kathy Rowe
    October 20, 2015

    If I were lucky enough to spend Christmas in the Amish Country, I would pray for lots of snow so I could take a lot of sleigh rides. When not doing that, I
    would be shopping for a good book or two and find a nice fire to sit in front of and read a Christmas book with an Amish theme. Might even be lucky enough to have a meal with an Amish family and observe the children making crafts and Christmas cards and just plain having a good time. I’d also find a big mug of hot tea or hot chocolate to enjoy.

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  42. Ruth Ann Brantley
    October 20, 2015

    If I could spend Christmas in Amish Country, I would love to take a buggy ride at night and stare at the stars. I would want to go to an Amish school Christmas program and afterwords go caroling.

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  43. Ruth Ann Brantley
    October 20, 2015

    I would want to go on a buggy ride at night, see an Amish school Christmas program, and go Christmas Caroling.

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  44. Joyce Lynn
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to ride in the buggie with them caroling.

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  45. Rhonda Landon-Lusietto
    October 20, 2015

    Just to spend time with an Amish family and get to know them and make friends would be really wonderful.

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  46. anna gonzales
    October 20, 2015

    Would Love to go on a Sleigh ride and spend the day at an Amish Bakery😋

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  47. Renee Farmer
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to be there for their Christmas traditions. To watch the kids faces as they play outside or a youth sneaking to see a special someone in the night.

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  48. Ronda Ferry
    October 20, 2015

    Would love to stay with an Amish family and learn more of there daily life and o for a buggy ride

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  49. Marsha C
    October 20, 2015

    I am lucky to have Amish friends and have exchanged Christmas gifts with them. I would love to sit and quilt with them.

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  50. Linda Glenn
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to shop for Amish made crafts and go for a buggy ride!

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  51. Marilyn Watson
    October 20, 2015

    I just bought some Amish tomatoes and I regularly buy vegetables or fruit. It’s really good and more organic. But the Quilts are just gorgeous…I would like to have one of them. Our Amish are in Tennessee and we are having 70’s weather still…

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    1. Marilyn Watson
      October 22, 2015

      Oh and I liked and shared…

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  52. Kay
    October 20, 2015

    Wow that would be hard. I would love to do some Christmas shopping from their crafts. Buy out an Amish bakery. And have a wonderful dinner with a family. Oh and ride in a horse and buggy in the snow. Shared happily

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  53. Ruth
    October 20, 2015

    I would be happy to share in the Amish celebration of Christmas. Giving simple but useful gifts, visiting with with relatives and eating all that good food. When I was a child we also visited other family homes to see their trees and the gifts they got and share meals with them. I would also like to go for a horse drawn sleigh ride.

    I am sharing from my Facebook page.

    Thank you.

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  54. jody schwoerer
    October 20, 2015

    I’d love to experience their worship service and all the ways their culture experiences the Christmas season…thank you…shared

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  55. Jeanie Dannheim
    October 20, 2015

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    If I could be in Amish country for Christmas, I would want the full Amish celebration, which would include their day of silent meditation if it were still practiced and also the family celebration.

    Shared on my husband’s and my Facebook page.

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  56. clydeine
    October 20, 2015

    I would love to have the chance to experience a true Amish family and Christmas, if I am able.

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  57. R
    October 21, 2015

    I would love to spend time with Amish bakers. Their food is amazing!

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  58. Robyn K
    October 21, 2015

    I would love to spend time with Amish bakers. Their food is amazing!

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  59. anna gonzales
    October 21, 2015

    I shared

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  60. donna shelton
    October 21, 2015

    Amish folks r life goals! live simple and pay for what they have thanks

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  61. Debbie Waters
    October 21, 2015

    I’d love to watch an Amish school’s children’s Christmas program & take a sleigh ride afterwards singing Christmas carols around the town.

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  62. Annette Kozicke
    October 21, 2015

    I would love to experience the whole Amish Lifestyle. I love reading the stories about the Amish and their history.

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  63. Sandy Barela
    October 21, 2015

    I love these authors! Can’t wait to read!

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  64. Sandy Barela
    October 21, 2015

    I shared!

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  65. Jill Lauder
    October 21, 2015

    I love seeing all of the beautiful handmade items! Glorious God given talents

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  66. Jill Lauder
    October 21, 2015

    Shared as well!

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  67. Linda
    October 21, 2015

    Definitely a ride in a horse & buggy on new fallen snow on a not-too-cold evening. Then back to the house for lots of hot chocolate and homemade donuts!!!

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  68. Robin Falkena
    October 21, 2015

    Would love to be in the center of it all. Enjoy all the love being shared by all.

    Reply
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  70. Brenda sterne
    October 25, 2015

    Would love to spend Chriistmas with the Amish without all of the commercialism.

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  71. Judy B
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to be in the kitchen baking cookies with an Amish family. That would be so much fun. Also, I’d love to be a part of their first and second Christmas traditions.

    Blessings!
    Judy B

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  72. Judy B
    October 25, 2015

    Shared on FB.

    Blessings!
    Judy B

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  73. Tina Rice
    October 25, 2015

    Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this book.

    I would like to ride in their buggies. Go on a sleigh ride at night. Experience their Christmas caroling and their Christmas celebration.

    Blessings,Tina

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    1. Tina Rice
      October 25, 2015

      Shared on facebook.
      Shared on Pinterest.
      Shared on Google+.
      Blessings,Tina

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  74. cherylbbookblog
    October 25, 2015

    Would love to experience all their festivities and traditions. Taste all the wonderful homemade foods, see the homemade gifts, sleigh rides, caroling.

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  75. Pamela Graffius
    October 25, 2015

    i would love to see the Amish heading to Sunday meeting in their buggies with a light snow muffling the clip clop of the horses hoofs.

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  76. Evelyn Smith
    October 25, 2015

    I’ve been reading Amish stories for years now and truly enjoy them. I have many authors in my collection and it is wonderful seeing how these people adjust without todays conveniences, yet they prosper.
    It has been many years since buying their baked goods outside some of the local stores. Talk about some delicious food. Almost everytime my husband and I visit his family in Ohio, we go to an Amish restaurant for lunch. Huge servings at a very reasonable cost. Wonderful food.
    I would love to join their festivities, because I believe the time would be not just interesting but lots of fun as well.
    I’d like to be a part of a quilting circle. One quilt made by so many hands, yet the end result is so beautiful. Yes, I believe I’d like to be part of a quilting circle.

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  77. Melody Kennedy
    October 25, 2015

    I’d like to learn how to make an Amish quilt.

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  78. Lori
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to see everything. I shared on Facebook

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  79. debbie
    October 25, 2015

    What I think would be most wonderful about sharing Christmas with the amish is to see how their focus isn’t on themselves… it’s a good lesson for that time of year when our focus should be on Christ and not on self… hope to win a new book… 🙂

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  80. Melissa Stepp
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to win!

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  81. Betty King
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to join in the fellowship they have, having a wonderful good time in a simple Christian way.

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  82. Kristi Robinson
    October 25, 2015

    Hmm….I think sitting down to a Christmas meal of real home cooked dishes, surrounded by loved ones, simply celebrating the Savior, with no commercialism or chaos. And I’d also love to sneak in a sleigh ride 🙂

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  83. Mary Beth Walker
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to go buggy riding and Caroling.

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  84. Misti
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to have a true Amish tradition Christmas and cook Amish meals , ride Amish buggies and sing Christmas songs so exciting !!! Thank you for the chance would love to read.

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  85. Tina
    October 25, 2015

    shared this post on facebook.

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  86. Linda McFarland
    October 25, 2015

    Would love to spend the day baking and sharing stories and traditions. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  87. Misti
    October 25, 2015

    Shared 😄

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  88. Stella Potts
    October 25, 2015

    I would just love to see how they celebrate Christmas and to sample their delicious baking.

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  89. Jessica Ingram
    October 25, 2015

    I enjoy both Christmas themed stories as well as stories based on the Amish. The part I enjoy most is following their traditions of keeping Christ in Christmas. The presents aren’t important even to the little ones but rather remembering that the holiday is about the birth of our Lord and Savior. This means so much to me in the face of so much commercialism as the season swiftly approaches. I love the simplicity of their celebration of the birth of Jesus.

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  90. Marie Waters
    October 25, 2015

    This would be the most wonderful thing to win. I have traveled many places and my nearest experience to an almost “Amish” life are my visits to the Amana Colonies in Iowa. They aren’t truly Amish but they and the folks in Kolona, IA, share similar experiences. I would love to visit a quilt shop because I love quilts particularly the homemade variety. Their peaceful live is such a blessing–no electronics! I have shared this on my Facebook page for others to enjoy. Whoever wins will be looking forward to a wonderful experience.

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  91. Tina
    October 25, 2015

    if I spent the Christmas season in Amish Country.I would like to be there for their Christmas traditions.

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  92. Janice Martin
    October 25, 2015

    I’d love to stay in an Amish bed & breakfast & get to take part in their Christmas celebration!

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  93. Joslin Beyer
    October 25, 2015

    Love to just spend time quilting, fellowshipping with them and a buggy ride would be the icing in the cake!!

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  94. Robin Pickering
    October 25, 2015

    I would so enjoy learning about the Amish traditions during the holidays 🙂 It would also be great to share some of my holiday recipes and get new ideas from them! Perhaps create a recipe book??

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  95. Elaine Shorb
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to attend an Amish School Christmas program. I,also, would live to spend Christmas Eve and/or Christmas with an Amish family.

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  96. Deborah Decker
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to experience the love of the Amish families at Christmas. I am sure that love is year round though. I admire how grateful the Amish are for everything.

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  97. Darlene
    October 25, 2015

    Im so fascinated with Amish cultureas I just started to read about them over year ago…now Christmas is something I’m wanting to learn what they do to celebrate this holiday. Thank you for the contest. Liked and shared.

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  98. Linda Ortiz
    October 25, 2015

    If I were able to go to Amish country during Christmas, I would love to participate in their Christmas activities and traditions, plus eat at their table full of food. I would enjoy riding in their buggy 🙂

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  99. Joan Stutesman
    October 25, 2015

    Haven’t found any Amish book I don’t like yet. 🙂

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  100. amy guillaume linderman
    October 25, 2015

    i would love to enjoy a cozy family dinner with some homemade Amish food. and a sleigh ride in the falling snow! exploring handmade crafts in quaint shops would be so relaxing.

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  101. amy guillaume linderman
    October 25, 2015

    shared the post

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  102. Marsha Christenbury
    October 25, 2015

    Would love to see beautiful Amish quits and the beautiful farms in the area.

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  103. Martha Moseley
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to go on a carriage ride to visit one of the families.
    I would take them some homemade bread and jam and talk about their
    family and what they enjoy doing. I would also enjoy seeing their
    crafts and learn more about their lives.

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  104. JoAnn
    October 25, 2015

    I guess I would love to take a sleigh ride and then taste the delicious Amish food!

    Reply
  105. Timothy Dotson
    October 25, 2015

    This is an awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

    Reply
  106. Lisa
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to take part in a baking session with the Amish but would also live to win a copy of the book.

    Reply
  107. Teresa Kerr
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to try all of the different varieties of foods that they make.

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  108. Juanita Sturgill
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to spend Christmas with an Amish family with their simple way of life. Since I can’t I enjoy reading about them.

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  109. Juanita Sturgill
    October 25, 2015

    I would enjoy reading the books about an Amish Christmas.

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  110. Kim Sanford
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to go on a sleigh ride.

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  111. Sharon
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to share in their traditions! I would do the sleigh ride IF it was warm enough.. done with the cold.. and snow… And I would love to see the children do their school play.

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  112. Dawn Lee
    October 25, 2015

    Hi, Amanda! I’m so excited you are part of this collection. I am looking forward to reading it.

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  113. Laurie Bergh
    October 25, 2015

    I would like to see how an Amish home is decorated for the holidays and what they would serve for a holiday meal.

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  114. Doris Lankford
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to share in the cooking and preparing of the food. Also, I would like to sit down at their table and enjoy their company and fellowship.

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  115. Jeanne MacConnell
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to enjoy a wonderful Amish dinner with all the great sweets, peruse the various Amish quilts and the many crafts and furniture they make. These are so well made they would last a long time. I love to read anthologies so this would be a welcome addition to my library.

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  116. Sonia Crooks
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to be involved with all the cooking as a group.

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  117. Elizabeth Suiter
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to go on a buggy ride and go through a covered bridge. Visit a family and see how they celebrate Christmas. Maybe share what I make for our dinner.

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  118. Laura Vonada
    October 25, 2015

    I live around alot of Amish at Christmas we give our neighboring friends plates of homemade goodies and they give us some also. They are wonderful friends and neighbors to have.I am hoping to win one of your books fingers are crossed

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  119. Pat Harding
    October 25, 2015

    I would like to share their food,family and traditions of Christmas Day.

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  120. Janet Blazo
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to sit with an Amish family & have a meal with them & talk about the joys they experience from being Amish. I would love to experience the quietness & peace in an Amish home, although I know they work very hard each day, they take time to smell the roses!

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  121. Ashley Kingery
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to help and share in a Christmas meal.

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  122. Nancy Lou Johnson
    October 25, 2015

    Sounds like a wonderful book and I do so love the Hilidays and the Amish culture!

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  123. Barbara wenner
    October 25, 2015

    i WOULD LOVE TO SPENT some time with the amish and ride in one of there buggy and get to know them and see how they live.

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  124. Kris ross
    October 25, 2015

    what a treat it would be to win your book….we just moved to Blairsville, Ga mts from South Florida, in June and it would be wonderful to sit by the fire cuddled up and read your book…Thanks for the opportunity to (try and ) win!

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  125. Brenda Richards
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to help with the Christmas baking, enjoy a sleigh ride, listen to the carolers and visit a quilt shop or quilting circle.
    I’m sharing this on Facebook too.

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  126. Randi
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to learn to bake some traditional Amish Christmas treats and share some of my favorites as well.

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  127. Nancy Farley
    October 25, 2015

    I love reading about the Amish. 99% of my library is Amish fiction. I would love to spend a day with an Amish family experiencing every moment of their day!! Christmas is my favorite time of year and to have the privilege of sharing that day with an Amish family would just be awesome. From early morning chores to helping with the food preparation. As exciting as all that sounds I think experiencing an Amish buggy ride would top my day!! Thank you for the chance to win Amish Christmas at North Star!! 🙂
    I have shared this post!

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  128. Brenda Richards
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to go on a sleigh ride. I would also like to help with Christmas baking and be in a home the carolers come to. I would like to observe a quilting bee.

    Reply
  129. Lisa Baugh
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to spend time with to them to learn their traditions and other ways live like how they do without electricity to keep things cold.

    Reply
  130. Lucy Reynolds
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to take a horse drawn sleigh ride singing Christmas carols. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Reply
  131. Juanita Wickey
    October 25, 2015

    Have some of your books. Love them. Would love to win another of your stories. Thank you for sharing your God-given gift.

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  132. Kay Bossard
    October 25, 2015

    I think I would just love to sit and talk as well as listen to them talk in “Dutch”. I believe I could just sit and stuff my face with all the wonderful bake goods and enjoy a Christmas Day. I would love to win this book!

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  133. Lori Weller
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to see and share a typical Christmas week with them- food, decorations, fellowship.
    Shared on facebook

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  134. Trixi O.
    October 25, 2015

    I think the buggy rides and caroling would be really neat to go along on, also attend a signing with the youth. And eat the traditional Christmas food, of course 🙂 Sounds like a lot of fun to me!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com
    I also shared via Facebook and Twitter!

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  135. Deborah howell
    October 25, 2015

    Would be a blessing to learn some of their baking skills

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  136. Linda Barber
    October 25, 2015

    I’d love to take a sleigh ride and enjoy the being in the wintry country side!

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  137. Sparkle Huston
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to learn how to quilt and cook for the holidays. Shared on FB

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  138. Andrea Woodard
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to sit with them for Christmas dinner and to watch them give their gifts to each other. Home made gifts seem more precious to me than store bought stuff. If I had any kind of creative ability, I would make homemade gifts to give to my loved ones.

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  139. Sandy Rutkowski
    October 25, 2015

    I’m traveling to Pinecraft, FL for Thanksgiving. If I could spent Christmas with an Amish Family, I would enjoy helping to make hand-made Christmas presents and enjoy baking Christmas treats to give to others.

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  140. Linda Herreman
    October 25, 2015

    I would like the opportunity to experience an Amish community Christmas celebration and celebrating family at the same time.

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  141. Annie
    October 25, 2015

    I think I would like to spend time with a family and learn about their traditions, especially prepping meals. I wouldn’t mind helping too. I’m also excited about buggy rides through snow. The cover got me interested!

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  142. Elaine Rieder
    October 25, 2015

    Would be so great to win this book. Love to read books from each of these authors.

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  143. Annie
    October 25, 2015

    O, forgot to say will share on FB page.

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  144. Doris Reedy
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to be able to take an Amish sleigh ride. Thanks for the give-a-way. I would love to win this book. Doris Reedy

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  145. Judy Hayden
    October 25, 2015

    Would love to learn the craft that the Amish teach, quilting, cooking, and enjoy sleighing in the winter.

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  146. Jean
    October 25, 2015

    I love reading about the Amish and would love to read this series. Thank you!

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  147. Denise DiFalco
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to sit and chat with them about their beliefs and attend some of their church services.

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  148. Michele Bodoh
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to go to an Amish home by sleigh and work with the family making the Christmas feast.

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  149. Crystal church
    October 25, 2015

    Would love to visit the Amish country to see how they live and work but mostly see them truly rely on God for every day things that we consider trival. Been reading Amish fiction for years and never tire of the wholesome stories.

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  150. Claire
    October 25, 2015

    This book looks so interesting and I would love to be a winner of this book.

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  151. Michele Bodoh
    October 25, 2015

    I gladly shared this post

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  152. Crystal church
    October 25, 2015

    Would love to learn their traditions how they cook and do chores around their homes. To see how they truly rely on God for the simple things that most people get worked up over. To see how they can forgive others so easily and live in peace with others

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  153. Andi Bregstone
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to win this givaway!!! I love your writings and reading about he Amish.

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  154. Margaret stone
    October 25, 2015

    I would just love having dinner with all the delicious traditional Amish foods and then taking in the beautiful scenery , the farm animals and beauty if the season.

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  155. Gloria Schilling
    October 25, 2015

    Since I am familiar with the rolling hills of Ohio Amish country, it would be a pretty sight to see those hills covered with snow and the feeling of peace.

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  156. Carrie Balas
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to take a buggy ride or sleigh ride through the community. See the traditions and decorations.

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  157. Janice
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to take a buggy ride and eat a meal with an Amish family

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  158. Librada
    October 25, 2015

    So happy to have found these books. They have been a blessing to me and friends.

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  159. Jennifer Chatman
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to learn more about their traditions. I think I would enjoy baking pies and spending time with family.

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  160. Wendy Newcomb
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to cook along with them!

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  161. Angie Miller
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to see the simplicity of their everyday lives and how different it is from my own.

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  162. Judith A Fritz
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to attend one of those barn raisings as well as have a meal with them. Judy F.

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  163. Wendy Newcomb
    October 25, 2015

    I shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/WendyNewcomb/status/658457915746066432

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  164. Judith A Fritz
    October 25, 2015

    I shared on Facebook. Judy F

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  165. Mari
    October 25, 2015

    I would enjoy Christmas baking with Amish ladies (young and old). Then during the evening I would want to enjoy a sleigh ride with the family or be at home when the youth came caroling. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of Amish Christmas at North Star. The stories all some so exciting–and just in time for Christmas this year. God bless.

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  166. Vicki Curl Coope
    October 25, 2015

    I’d LOVE to ride around the countryside in an Amish buggy and see some of the Amish traditions for Christmas. Thanks & God Bless you for giving away your books!

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  167. Melissa
    October 25, 2015

    I’ve always wanted to see a “barn raising” & help the
    women put food on the tables!

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  168. Vicki Curl Coope
    October 25, 2015

    Shared on Twitter! 👍 💜

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  169. Vicki Curl Cooper
    October 25, 2015

    Oops! Just noticed I left the ‘r’ off my name..Cooper! Duh, sometimes I amaze myself! 😳 💜

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  170. linnea
    October 25, 2015

    We live near an Amish and I love going there. They are friendly and open to questions. To me it is a very peaceful place. I love reading books with an Amish theme. They are my favorite genre. Reminds me of a simpler time when there was not so much activity.

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  171. Amanda Geaney
    October 25, 2015

    That cover makes me want to curl up by the pellet stove in my flannel pajamas!

    If I were in Amish country for Christmas I’d like to take a few cooking lessons – pies, hearty stews, fresh breads.
    I’d like to glean a few gardening/canning tips too. Then just sit back and enjoy the company.

    I’ve shared the giveaway on twitter, Pinterest, and google+.

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter 🙂
    @AmandaGeaney

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  172. Heidi Robbins
    October 25, 2015

    I’d love to ride around in a buggy and look at the beautiful scenery. Visiting a quilt shop is a must as well as taste several holiday dishes 🙂

    I’m so looking forward to reading the book!

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  173. Heidi Robbins
    October 25, 2015

    Shared on Twitter! @colorvibrant

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  174. Terrill R.
    October 25, 2015

    Sadly, I don’t think I would want to leave if I were to visit. I already shun many technological “necessities,” because of being stubborn. My kids aren’t happy about that, but they are the main reason I do it. If I were to visit Amish country, I would want my whole family with me. I would like my kids to see how entitled they might look to those who live without what they deem as their “lifeline.” If we were to visit for an extended time, maybe it would increase their work ethic, as well.

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  175. Joni Strickler
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to spend a Christmas evening riding in a horse drawn buggy singing Christmas carols but just a few snow flurries falling would make it even more special. Then go back to the house have a hot cup of chocolate and one the famous homemade treats and share stories of the Amish life. Oh what a dream come true that would be. Thanks for the opportunity to receive one of your books. God Bless!

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  176. Maureen
    October 25, 2015

    I would enjoy sharing a meal in an Amish home and learning more about their lifestyle through Amish eyes.

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  177. Gloria Saavedra
    October 25, 2015

    I would love their way on Christmas, how they spend the day and go sleigh ride. Maybe even a barn raising. Out all I would just like and fellowship.
    Gloria Saavedra

    Danka

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  178. Kathy
    October 25, 2015

    I love reading about Amish. We have many Amish friends and even spent Christmas Eve with them.

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  179. Dorothy Sondgeroth
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to cook with them in their kitchen and listen to them talk about their every day lives. My grandmother was raised Amish. I never got to ask her about her life as an Amish child. I feel I missed out on not knowing more about her. She is gone and so is my mom. So, I love to read Amish stories.

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  180. Rose Hunter
    October 25, 2015

    I have read The Amish Midwife, and really enjoyed it and would love to learn about the “Babies ” all grown up. I would love to go to an Amish School CHRISTMAS Program and ride in a buggy to go Caroling.

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  181. Elizabeth Duke
    October 25, 2015

    Wonderful giveaway. What I would most like to see or do if I spent the Christmas season in Amish Country would have to be riding in a buggy and singing carols throughout their community. Of course this also includes returning to an Amish home to have a cup of hot cocoa, homemade cookies, candies, and popcorn with their family and friends, enjoying the true meaning of togetherness. We could all learn something from their simple way of life.

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  182. Laura Wiles
    October 25, 2015

    I would definitely want to experience the caroling. I had the privilege once of listening to some Amish youth sing hymns for a friend of mine who was recovering from an illness. Their singing was incredibly beautiful and sincere.

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  183. Darlene Wilson
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to spend Christmas Day with an Amish family. I love reading about the different traditions they have and would like to experience them first hand.

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  184. Cindy LaMay
    October 25, 2015

    Wow! I would love to receive a copy of this book! It would be a great book to not only red but to share with my Mother and my sisters and then to add to my collection.

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  185. Darlene Wilson
    October 25, 2015

    Shared this link.

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  186. Susan Seagroves
    October 25, 2015

    I would love to see how they not only celebrate the Christmas season, but also to participate in the celebration.

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  187. Megan McClain Eaton
    October 26, 2015

    I would like to see how they celebrate Christmas. See and experience their traditions. Anything and everything!!! It would be an amazing experience!!

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  188. Carol Denlinger
    October 26, 2015

    Since I have moved to Kansas the Amish folk are more common. I love their families and desire to make a difference for Jesus.

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  189. Melinda Tollie
    October 26, 2015

    I would love to spend time with a family for their Christmas and go to the pageant at the school if I were to go to an Amish community.

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  190. Phyllis Kemp
    October 26, 2015

    I’d like to be a silent witness to the family gathering for Christmas Day dinner.

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  191. Robin Shively
    October 26, 2015

    If I were fortunate enough to spend Christmas in Amish country, I would want to spend it with an Amish family. I would like to attend church with them, help prepare their Christmas meal, especially baking with them. I would want to learn some of their recipes! I would hope that the father would read the Christmas story aloud to the family from his Bible. Maybe we could all go for a sleigh ride together. That would be a wonderful time, learning their traditions.

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  192. Betty Sorrells
    October 26, 2015

    Reading your books are as close as I could get to mixing with an Amish family.
    I always feel as if I have been at home with them. Blessings to you,
    Betty Sorrells

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  193. Deb G
    October 26, 2015

    I would love to see how they spend the day even if it means getting up before the cows wake up!!

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  194. Jean
    October 26, 2015

    Since it would be at Christmas te, I would like to ride in the sleigh and go house to house for caroling.
    Thank you for this opportunity to win this book!

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  195. Michelle Braun
    October 26, 2015

    Love Christmas and would enjoy seeing how they cekebrate.
    Shared.

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  196. Nikki Greenwood
    October 26, 2015

    I’ve always adored books about the Amish and it’s been a dream of mine for a long time to visit. I’d be happy with seeing anything there!! Can’t wait to read this book!!

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  197. Jackie McNutt
    October 26, 2015

    I think I would love to sit and hear them share the reading of the Christmas story from their Bible with all the family and to celebrate the day with them including hearing the caroling.

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  198. Kerry Dexter
    October 26, 2015

    I’d like to listen to the carol singing and learn about what music is traditional in Amish celebrations of the season

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  199. Linda
    October 26, 2015

    I think if I were to spend time with the Amish during Christmas I would most like to be in the kitchen, learning their cooking smells, and sitting around the table with the warmth of the wood stoves and talking and laughter.
    Shared on Facebook.

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  200. Alea
    October 26, 2015

    I’d love to go caroling and ride in a buggy!

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  201. Alea
    October 26, 2015

    Shared on Facebook too!

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  202. Kristen
    October 26, 2015

    Hmmm…I think being there for all the baking would be fun. Though I’m not much of a cook myself, that is one of the best parts of Christmastime!

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  203. Chastity Ray
    October 26, 2015

    Oh, there are so many things I’d love to do! Maybe the highest on tbe list would be to attend a frolic.

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  204. Joyce G - Heart"wings"
    October 26, 2015

    I would enjoy the quiet simplicity of the Amish and being with them to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I can almost smell the baked pastries, pies and other treats in the country kitchens and see the many beautiful decorations that adorn their homes in this season. j

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  205. Janet Haldeman
    October 26, 2015

    I would love to be a part of the buggy rides and caroling. Family is also very important to me, so I would love the family dinners and being together.

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  206. Dana
    October 26, 2015

    Would love to bake all the Christmas traditional treats and go on a sleigh ride! Dana

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  207. Lane Hill House
    October 26, 2015

    An unveiling of a Christmas Quilt to the oldest grandma would be a special treat to see! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  208. Brenda Williams
    October 26, 2015

    I read Cindy Woodsmall’s exerpt and I loved it! What an interesting story written by four (5) authors! I love that all four characters were born on the same night in the same place. How very interesting to hear the “rest of the story”. Thanks for entering me in your contest.

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  209. Beverly Owsley
    October 26, 2015

    Would love to win. Love your books!

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  210. Beverly Owsley
    October 26, 2015

    Would live to win! Love your books!

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  211. Pat Shrader
    October 26, 2015

    I would love to sit in an Amish home, visit with the lady of the house, and have coffee or tea and shoo-fly pie!

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  212. Ruth Elder
    October 26, 2015

    My grandparents had Amish neighbors in Pennsylvania and their house is now owned by an Amish family. I would like to watch them do a barn raising and then join them in the huge meal for the workers.

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  213. Donna Ford
    October 26, 2015

    I live in Amish country. It has become a tradition that we go to an Amish house for our family Christmas dinner (although not on Christmas itself obviously). It’s a tradition my grandmother started and one my mom has decided to carry on for our immediate family. I would love to spend the “second Amish Christmas” and go visiting or spend more time with an Amish family.

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  214. Lisa
    October 26, 2015

    I would love to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ with an Amish Family. The simple and loving ways of the Amish are something that each one of us could learn from. The true meaning of Christmas is celebrated and it is not what is given and received, but worshiping our Lord and being with family and friends. The snow, Christmas carols, and sleigh rides is another part of the happiness that is shared with family and friends.

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  215. Debbie Rhoades
    October 26, 2015

    I would love to visit an Amish home and learn baking skills for the holiday meal. That would be a dream come true.

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  216. Debbie Rhoades
    October 26, 2015

    I shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, also!

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  217. Donna Wingo
    October 26, 2015

    Tour the area and ride in a carriage.

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  218. Rebecca
    October 26, 2015

    If I was able to go to an Amish community for Christmas, I would want to be able to take a buggy ride while listening to Christmas carols. It would be even better if it were snowing.It would be so fun snuggling up close to someone you love while riding around in the snow. Then,I would have to do some shopping at their stores to buy some homemade Amish jellies, syrups, candles, and other supplies. Lastly, a trip to an Amish restaurant would finish out a perfect trip. Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to win this book.

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  219. Nancy Winn
    October 26, 2015

    I grew up in AMISH country in PA! I would love to spend time with an Amish family and learn to bake their wonderful treats!

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  220. Becky Holland
    October 26, 2015

    I would love to be in an Amish kitchen helping with the holiday meal. Just to be in a simple Amish setting and give thanks for all our blessings

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  221. GLENDA WALDRON
    October 26, 2015

    I love reading about the lives of the amish. Especially the holiday times of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I would LOVE a signed copy of this book.

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  222. Donna
    October 26, 2015

    I would love to cook with the Amish women!

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  223. Stephanie Bowser
    October 27, 2015

    I would love to join in their Christmas day traditions.

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  224. June Shirey
    October 27, 2015

    I would love to see all their Christmas traditions including what food they have for their Christmas meal.

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  225. Linda Towle
    October 27, 2015

    If I had the chance to spend holiday time with an Amish family I would love to help with all the special baking. Wouldn’t mind eating it either. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Amish Christmas at North Star.

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  226. Linda Towle
    October 27, 2015

    Shared on Pinterest

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  227. Dianne Casey
    October 27, 2015

    Would like to see how the Amish celebrate Christmas. Shared on Facebook

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  228. Barbara J Barber
    October 27, 2015

    I am excited at the possibility of winning this book. I love your books. I don’t often buy new books, but instead I have to wait until our small town library gets them in.

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  229. Nancy Hicks
    October 27, 2015

    i would love to come to one of your quilt makings and sit down to one of your holiday meals

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  230. Sarah h
    October 28, 2015

    I would love to just sit and fellowship with an Amish family during supper.

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  231. Barbara Laing
    October 28, 2015

    I love all things Amish!!!! Would love to attend a Christmas family gathering and a sleigh ride. Would love to attend a quilting bee and learn to quilt and so much more!!!!!

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  232. Penny Jackson
    October 28, 2015

    I would love to visit a school class, a quilting circle, a Christmas dinner, and Christmas caroling. It really would be fantastic to spend Christmas with them !!! Thank-you for giving us a chance to get this book !! God bless you !!

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  233. Cindy Webster
    October 29, 2015

    I would love to spend time in the kitchen learning to bake their Christmas goodies.

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  234. Barbara
    October 29, 2015

    Would enjoy visiting an amish community. Their life style seems to be calming and enjoying the fullness of life. Love your books!

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  235. Tina Hopkins
    October 29, 2015

    I find so much comfort in the books. It gives me much understanding for living a much more simple life then the world offers. I find the simpleness that God wants for our life, instead of all the worldly treasures that are out before our eyes each day. Thank you!

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  236. Sue Goodin
    October 30, 2015

    I would love to enjoy the simplicity of the season and most of all the fellowship

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  237. Phillip Thane Moon
    October 30, 2015

    I would love to get this and give the one I ordered away !!!! Thanks !!!!!

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  238. gail Hollingsworth
    October 30, 2015

    I would love to browse through some of their shops and look for homemade crafts.

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  239. Denise L. Huckaby
    October 30, 2015

    I’ve been reading your books for a while and always find something to rejoice and be thankful for as I read. You are an amazing writer.

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  240. Denise Gilbert
    October 30, 2015

    I would love to go on a sleigh ride and doing some baking and tasting at an Amish home stay.

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  241. Donna H
    October 30, 2015

    I love stories about Christmas… and always read Amish…. so this book is perfect!

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  242. Kim Gayheart
    October 31, 2015

    Thanks for the giveaway. Love Amish books and love Christmas books and to have both together is AWESOME

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  243. Barb Bristol Wiesmann
    November 1, 2015

    My daughter lives in Amish Country. (Vernon County, Wisconsin) I want to buy this year’s gifts from her Amish neighbors. Baskets, Soaps, Jams & Jellies, Mrs. Glick’s wonderful salves, etc.

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  244. LOLA RIGGS
    November 1, 2015

    I love Amish books. Thank you for the chance to win a great prize.

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  245. Christine
    November 1, 2015

    I think I would like to spend the day – beginning to end – to soak in a day of Amish life 😉 thank you for the opportunity to be in the drawing.

    Shared on FB

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  246. Bonnie
    November 1, 2015

    A Christmas program at thier school and a sleigh ride.

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  247. Carolyn West
    November 1, 2015

    Love Christmas theme books especially Amish ones

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  248. Michelle Dawn
    November 3, 2015

    The winner of this giveaway is Kristen with the comment of:

    Hmmm…I think being there for all the baking would be fun. Though I’m not much of a cook myself, that is one of the best parts of Christmastime!

    Congratulations! Thanks for entering, everyone!

    Reply

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