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An Amish Christmas – Our Gift to You until December 25

Amish ChristmasCelebrate December in Lancaster County with four Amish Christmas novellas from best-selling authors, FREE for newsletter subscribers like you! Download the entire book FREE now through Christmas. Here’s a taste of what you’ll enjoy (and speaking of taste, several Amish recipes are included!):

One Child

By Barbara Cameron

 When David walked into the kitchen, Sarah was at the sink, washing the coffee mugs and humming one of the Christmas hymns they had sung earlier that night.

The kitchen was her favorite room. He often found her humming as she did chores or bent over her lesson plans spread out on the kitchen table.

“So, our guests are all settled for the night. Maybe now we can get some sleep.”

“I’ll be up in a minute.”

“Can’t you do that in the morning?” When she merely glanced at him, he laughed. “Of course you can’t.”

Smiling, she finished drying the last mug and put it in the cupboard. “You can’t walk away from your work area without putting away your tools either.”

“True.” He yawned. “I hope you can get some rest.”

“I should be tired, but I’m not.”

Moving to her side, he rubbed her shoulders as she wiped out the sink. “I know. I feel the same.”

The shoulder rub felt wonderful, but Sarah frowned. “I was a little worried there when Kate said she was feeling cramping. You and I are used to witnessing birth, but Jason and Kate are used to city life. Birth only happens in a hospital.” She paused. “What’ll we do if Kate does go into labor?”

“We’ll cope,” David told her with a confidence he didn’t feel inside. This was “woman stuff,” and what man knew what to do about it? “She’ll need our help, and we can’t let her down. I’m afraid Jason won’t be much help.”

They were silent for a long time, staring out the kitchen window at the snow pounding against the glass.

“What are you thinking?” he asked after a long moment.

“I’m not proud of what I’m thinking.” She tried to turn away, but he wouldn’t let her. “Oh, David, I envy Kate. She’s having a baby, and I want one. I want us to have a baby.”

He gathered her into his arms, comforting her. “Shh, it’s all right.”

“No, it’s not,” she insisted, once again getting tears all over his shoulder. “It’s a sin to envy.”

“We’re human, Sarah. We’re not perfect.”

She leaned back in his arms and reached into her apron pocket for her handkerchief. Shaking her head, she wiped her eyes. “I am most definitely not perfect.”

“You are to me.” When she started to pull away, he held on. “Except when you try to push me away. I grieve too, Sarah, and I need you.”

She went still. “You’ve never said that before.”

“It’s not always easy for me to talk about such things.” He took a deep breath. “But I do need you, Sarah. I need you, and I love you, and I want you to be happy again. We need to have faith,” he told her seriously. “I believe we will have another child because I believe God wants us to have that gift. He isn’t giving it to us this Christmas as he didn’t last Christmas. But one day.”

Excerpted from One Child by Barbara Cameron, included in An Amish Christmas. © 2009, 2010 by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Barbara Cameron, and Kelly Long. Published by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission; all rights reserved.

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Comments

  1. I’m so sad that I missed the free download of the Amish Christmas book. It was a nice gift, but only available for 6 days?! Really? :(

    The days before the holidays were so hectic, I just now saw the email from 12/19 about the free download.

  2. I downloaded Amish Christmas on Dec 19 – or thought I did, but did not move it to my Nook right away. I just connected my Nook and found out that all I managed to save in my membership link was the HTML offering a free book link – the same page I received in my email when I signed in on my account page. Apparently I did not actually have the pdf book link. How do I receive that? I have been registered member for several years.
    Thanks so much!

  3. 2 years ago
    Janice Glosson says

    Apparently this does not work for the Kindle ereader.

  4. auto correct changed kindle fire to lincolnshire

  5. I can’t get any of the books to download to my Lincolnshire. I click the links and I just end up going around in circles. it says it’s downloading but I look for it and nothing is there. please help.

  6. 2 years ago
    Jo Anna says

    Can this be downloaded to Kindle Fire?

  7. Thankyou <3

  8. 2 years ago
    Cathy Hanovefr says

    I can’t get this book to download either-I go to the spot where the book is featured, I get the short excerpt of the book but no where is there a spot that says to click here to download. I had no problems with the Nativity Collection but having a world of problems with this one. I love Amish fiction so….help!

    • Have you tried providing your email address in the box towards the bottom of this page (above all the comments)? Once you provide your email address, you will then be taken to a new page with the links to download the book. If you are already in our newsletter list, did you get the email announcing this book and try clicking the link from the email? That email link will also take you to the page where you can download the book.

  9. Thank you! I was able to download the file just fine! Looking forward to reading this!

  10. How do I get the book onto my Kindle as an e-book?

    Otherwise, If I must get it as a pdf, can I download it at home on a jump drive so I can read it on any computer?

  11. I never seem to get the coupon code unless I call my Rep. Kelly Gelle. It is now the middle of the month of December and I want to order some Christmas gifts, but have not seen the code for Dec. Last one I saw was for Nov. and it was THANKS12
    PLEASE help me find the code or get it out to us before the month starts, thank you.
    Rita Grim,
    Group Leader

  12. 2 years ago
    Janet says

    I downloaded the book on my iPad just fine. After closing my iPad I cannot find the book again to continue reading. What do I do to find it?

    • Look for a file named amishchristmas.pdf. It might be saved in your Books app. If you can’t find it on your Ipad, try plugging it into your computer to search for that file in iTUnes.

      • I downloaded it on my iPad too and then from a tab in Safari it gave me the option of opening it in iBooks or via my kindle app (free from iTunes). Hope that helps.

  13. So, is this only available to those joining at $39.00 a year membership?

    • No, this is available if you are registered on our website or have joined our newsletter. Both of which are free. This is not limited to Connection members (the loyalty program that requires the $39 fee).

  14. How do I get the free ebook of an Amish Christmas?

  15. To those that have asked about the book not downloading…..

    I had to right click the link and choose to open in a new tab. I have to do that often when downloading items. It’s just the way my operating system works. Try that.

  16. Once I have downloaded, where do I go to bring the book up again to continue reading?

    • If you viewed the page that had the book on it and downloaded the PDF, then the PDF file will be on your computer wherever your internet file downloads get saved. Look for a file named amishchristmas.pdf

  17. 2 years ago
    Mary Lou Hoskin says

    Hi.
    I’d love to read the book, but I can’t download it. It says my login info is invalid, and I don’t know what else it would be. Is there any way to get it? Thanks.
    Mary Lou