Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton



The Christmas Admirer

 4.89  ·   Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Benaiah Troyer has loved Susanna King for as long as he can remember, but when his parents died in an accident a year ago, he broke up with her—for her own good. After all, he was now the sole caregiver for his three younger sisters. What woman would want to put up with that? Still, against his better judgment, he can’t help leaving her a gift now and then, anonymously addressing her name in big block print, just to catch a smile. Roses one month, maple syrup candy another; and maybe this time, something special for Christmas. //

Susanna has never gotten over losing Benaiah, but now the clock is ticking. Her father is selling his glass-blowing business, remarrying in January, and moving to Iowa with his bossy wife-to-be. Angry and frustrated, Susanna realizes she’s left with three options: one, go with Daed to his new home with a new mom; two, stay in Jamesport, Missouri, as an old maid; or, three, the best yet, flush out her mysterious secret admirer. But how could she be with anyone else when her heart is still with Benaiah?


As always I enjoy any story from Laura. She has the ability to draw her readers in from the start of her books!
When I first opened the book I thought this sounds like a Cinderella story. I do love fairy tales. 
However; the more I read the more I couldn't put the book down. I read really late into the night last night because I just had to see how the story ended. 
You know, and I'm pretty guilty of this myself it's really unbelievable how Susanna and Ben couldn't see past the ends of their noses!! What Blessings they had and couldn't even see it!!! I felt like at times knocking their heads together!!!
However God does have a way of putting everything together doesn't He?
Have you ever felt you met someone and just know that person was meant for you? I did with my own husband even tho we met at Wal-Mart lol!!!
I just can't say enough about this book it's so gooooood!!!
Laura is one of my favorite authors. 
I was so happy the first time she said that I could do a review for her and hopefully I will pass this one too!!
I laughed outright in some of the scenes. I like this about Laura too. She knows how to put some humor in just the right places!!!
I also loved the banter between Susanna and Ben's family. I also loved Daadi Micahs knowledge and wisdom. Most older folks have gone thru the same problems that had when they were younger 
God can help us along the way too. All we have to do is ask
I received a complimentary copy from the author and no compensations were received. All words are my own!!! 


Laura V. HiltonAward winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard, and The Birdhouse. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series. Laura is contracted for another three book Amish series set in the Jamesport area, with the first book, The Amish Firefighter, planned for April 2016.

She has self-published a Christmas novella, Christmas Mittens. 

Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer and blogs for Putting on the New and Seriously Write. 

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