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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Plain Christmas...Review

About the book:
It’s been nine years since Cuban singer Alejandro Diaz’s limousine collided with a young Amish woman named Amanda Beiler as she was crossing a New York City street—an accident that ignited the couple’s cross-cultural romance. Amanda loves her husband and their three children, but their fast-paced, lavish Miami lifestyle troubles her. Will her kids grow up never knowing what it’s like to simply be, without chauffeurs, social media, and paparazzi complicating their lives? When she receives a letter from her mother in Pennsylvania inviting the family to visit for Christmas, she seizes the chance to show her children a different way of life.

During their weeklong stay among the Amish community of her youth, Amanda and her family will bake cookies and milk cows, sled and crochet—and reconsider what’s truly important in life. As they prepare for their family Christmas holiday, they’ll have to make momentous decisions about their future and what “happily ever after” truly means.

It has been too many years since Amanda Beiler Diaz has been back to her family home in Pennsylvania. Her life is busy and revolves around her husband's singing career and their three children. She loves her life, but there is much she misses and she wonders if her children might be better off not living a rich, lavish life. When her mother writes and asks Amanda to come home for Christmas, she wants to show her children what truly makes life worth living.

Alejandro agrees and the family returns to Pennsylvania for a week. In that week, Amanda appreciates what she has missed out on while living in Miami. As she watches her children bloom in a loving, quieter environment, Amanda realizes that she and Alejandro have some decisions to make.

It was fun to see another Plain Fame book show up in Netgalley. I liked where the series ended in Plain Choice and that book was my favorite of the entire series. But, Plain Christmas picks up some years later and was just as enjoyable. It really brings Amanda and Alejandro's story full circle.

This is actually 6th in the Plain Fame series, but it can be read as a standalone book.

Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Sarah Price here. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.

Read 10/16

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4/5 Stars

2 comments:

  1. I like the multicultural aspect. I also like baking cookies, crocheting and would love to sled again.

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