Chrissy’s Review: A Simple Amish Christmas by Vannetta Chapman

A Simple Amish ChristmasA Simple Amish Christmas
written by Vannetta Chapman
published by Abingdon Press

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Did I enjoy this book: When I started reading A Simple Amish Christmas, I kept asking myself if I had read it before. I didn’t remember it at all, but something kept nagging me about it. So, I checked Goodreads, and apparently I read it a few years ago. I really didn’t remember a thing about it. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not. I am giving it the same rating as I did when I originally read it — 3 stars.

A Simple Amish Christmas is a decent Amish fiction read. It has the girl coming home from her rumschpringe and deciding to join the church. I did like Annie’s wit and attitude. She isn’t one to let anyone walk over her or talk down to her. I did like how she kept her “secret” from the Amish “doc,” Samuel. Their chemistry was good. I enjoyed watching them interact.

The story ends a bit too abruptly for me. I wanted a bit more resolution. I will have to search to see if there are any other books about Annie.


Would I recommend it: If you like Amish fiction, then give this a go next Christmas. But I will say that I’ve read better books in this genre.


About the book – from Goodreads: 
Annie Weaver always planned to return home, but the 20-year old RN has lived in Philadelphia for three years now. As her time of rumschpringe is about to come to an abrupt end, bringing for Annie an overwhelming sense of loneliness. She returns home and finds herself face-to-face with a budding romance with an Amish farmer and important choices to make.





  1. I didn’t even know there was a genre called Amish Fiction! LOL.
    The cover looks really pretty. Funny you read the book before and couldn’t remember a thing about it. Probably not a good thing but I think it’s pretty cool that you decided to read it again. 😀

  2. I hope there was quiltmaking involved in the story. Amish quilts are so bold, filled with such rich colors. Have you read Picoult’s Plain Truth?