An Amish Christmas Inheritance
Love Inspired Novel by Virginia Wise
An Amish Christmas Inheritance presents an interesting predicament for Levi Miller and Katie Schwartz. Following Katie’s aunt’s death, it is announced in her will that her farm and the adjorning gift shop will go to both her and a man named Levi Miller. Both do not like this arrangement. Katie has been in Indiana taking care of her immediate family. This is the first instance of independence she has had and wants the opportunity to run it on her own. She thinks she deserves one hundred percent of the inheritenance seeing as she is related to the deceased. Levi Miller has been helping her aunt take care of the farm. He loves the land and the loclation; he feels it is a safe place for his young son, Simon. His wife died in childbirth and the place has been a refuge for him.
At first, both Katie and Levi detest each other and argue all of the time. Levi thinks he should own everything since Katie was not there to take care of her aunt. With the Bishop’s help, they decide to seperate the property—farm and gift shop. Levi takes care of the land and Katie manages the gift shop. However, slowly, they began to realize that they both need each other’s help if they want the farm and the gift shop to flourish. As they start to work more together, they develop feelings for one another, which confuses them. Will they continue to put up their defenses or will they come together as true partners?
This was a refreshing novel in the Amish romance genre. The premise of the novel was unique and the character of Katie rebuked some of the Amish women stereotypes. There was also a great sense of community in Bluebird Hills where people are willing to help you out, even if you are new in town. The local Bishop’s periodical visits to check on Katie and Levi were refreshing to see, especially given the secular world we live in.
Next Novels to Review: Depending on the Cowboy by Jill Kemerer and The Heir’s Predicament by Lorri Dudley