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Monday, September 9, 2019

The Amish Christmas Matchmaker by Vannetta Chapman: Blog & Review Tour


Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Amish Christmas Matchmaker by 
Vannetta Chapman, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK


Title:  The Amish Christmas Matchmaker
Series: Indiana Amish Brides #4
Author: Vannetta Chapman
Publisher: Love Inspired

Release Date: September 1, 2019
Genre: Inspirational Amish Fiction

She’ll find him a wife for Christmas...

Which of these Indiana Amish Brides is next?

With her wedding business thriving, Annie Kauffmann could never leave her beloved Amish community.

So when handsome Amish cowboy Levi Lapp tries to convince her father to move the family to Texas, she must put a stop to it.

If Annie finds Levi a wife, he might forget his dream of moving...but can she keep from falling for him herself?






MY THOUGHTS.....

What happens when a stranger appears in town, wearing a cowboy hat and boots, and reveals that his name is Levi Lapp? How does a twenty-four year old Amish woman truly feel about this "Amish cowboy" who greets her with "Howdy, ma'am" and wants her family and other Amish families to leave Goshen, Indiana, and set up an Amish community in Texas? These are the circumstances surrounding Levi Lapp's arrival and Annie Kauffmann isn't about to let him suceed. She and her English friend Priscilla have a thriving Amish catering service and she has worked too hard and too long to make Plain & Simple Weddings a success. Texas is definitely off the radar!

The Amish Christmas Matchmaker is the fourth book in the Indiana Amish Brides series and Vannetta Chapman has created some fun and unique characters. Levi Lapp thinks that "Annie Kauffmann might be pretty, but she had a lot of strong opinions that she didn't mind sharing." (p. 33). Annie thinks that Levi is conceited, stubborn, and completely silly in his Stetson hat and cowboy boots and she has to stop him from enticing her father with his tales of Texas. What follows is a fun and romantic story that reminds us that our dreams may be more than we bargained for and they may be different than what we thought!

Fans of Amish fiction will love this book and romance lovers will find The Amish Christmas Matchmaker the perfect romance!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author but a positive review was not required. These are my honest opinions.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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EXCERPT


     She shook her head so hard that her kapp strings bounced back and forth. She had promised herself she wouldn't get into an argument with him. That wasn't her plan.
     But she needed for him to see what was at stake. 
     Suddenly she thought of the brainstorming sessions she'd had with Priscilla, before they started Plain and Simple Weddings. Part of their initial challenge had been convincing families that they needed their services, and that in the end, it would be less expensive for them. She was up against the same sort of thing with Levi. He simply didn't understand that he needed her services, and she wasn't talking about catering.
      Levi Lapp thought he needed a fresh start, but that wasn't the case at all. When had moving away from your problems ever solved anything?
      Levi didn't need to move; he needed to believe in himself.
      He needed to be able to envision his future here--in Goshen, Indiana.
      He needed a woman, and she knew several that were available.

  


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Vannetta Chapman  

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She is the author of over twen ty novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series, and Plain and Simple Miracle series. Vannetta is a Carol award winner, a Christy finalist, and she also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of Americ a chapter groups. She currently writes Christian suspense, Amish romance, and Amish mystery. She was a teacher for 15 years and resides in the Texas hill country.

CONNECT WITH VANNETTA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram



GIVEAWAY


(1) winner will receive a copy of The Amish Christmas Matchmaker (print or digital), a quilted Amish mug mat, a woven Amish mug mat, and $10 Amazon gift card!






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3 comments:

  1. My family and I all appreciate you bringing to our attention the book description of another great book to read. Thanks so much!

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  2. This book sounds like a fascinating read.

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