It's not too soon to start enjoying Christmas reading, and Patricia Davids and I have a treat for you--An Amish Family Christmas anthology from Love Inspired, available in November. The book contains two novellas, my Heart of Christmas and Pat's A Plain Holiday.
As you may know, the Amish celebrate Christmas in a way that is much simpler than our frenzied rush to the big day. One of the highlights of the season in most Amish communities is the Christmas Program at the Amish school. Focused on familiar themes of loving and sharing to celebrate Christ's birth, it's one of the few times of the year when Amish children actually "perform" in front of an audience, and the school will be crammed full of parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and friends who come to enjoy and celebrate with the young scholars.
My story is built around one such celebration. Combine two troubled children, an old love suddenly returned, and a loving, dedicated teacher, and you have the recipe for a joyful exploration of the meaning of Christmas.
If you'd like a chance to win a copy of An Amish Family Christmas, drop by my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MartaPerryBooks and enter the contest I have running this week!