The Christmas Secret: Will An 1880 Christmas Eve Wedding Be Cancelled By Revelations In An Old Diary? by Wanda E. BrunstetterThe Christmas Secret: Will An 1880 Christmas Eve Wedding Be Cancelled By Revelations In An Old Diary? by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Christmas Secret: Will An 1880 Christmas Eve Wedding Be Cancelled By Revelations In An Old…

byWanda E. Brunstetter

Paperback | October 1, 2016

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A Family Secret May Destroy a Couple's Hope for Marriage
 
Beloved, bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter tells a heartrending story from 1880 Pennsylvania.  Elizabeth Canning discovers an awful secret in her deceased mother's diary. Believing her chances for a happy marriage are spoiled, she leaves her fiancé a letter and flees town thinking all hope of a marriage to David is lost. Praying that distance will heal her broken heart, she takes refuge in her grandparents' Pennsylvania home.

Anticipating a Christmas Eve wedding with Elizabeth, David Stinner is confused by her letter and desperate to find her. Can David root out the truth about the past and bring back his bride? Or is the truth destined to bring an ultimate end to their romance?
 
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages.  With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numero...
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Title:The Christmas Secret: Will An 1880 Christmas Eve Wedding Be Cancelled By Revelations In An Old…Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:October 1, 2016Publisher:Barbour Publishing, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1634096754

ISBN - 13:9781634096751

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sweet novella! The Christmas Secret by Wanda E. Brunstetter is set in Allentown, Pennsylvania in November of 1880. Elizabeth Canning is getting ready to marry David Stinner on Christmas Eve (which is also Elizabeth’s birthday). They will be living in a cabin built by Elizabeth’s grandfather and it is very special to Elizabeth. While cleaning out the cabin, Elizabeth finds a journal written by her Aunt Lovina (she grew up in the cabin along with Elizabeth’s mother). The first entry dates back to Lovina’s sixteenth birthday. Elizabeth starts reading the journal and discovers a startling secret that will ruin her life and affect others. Elizabeth only tells the devastating secret to her friend, Helen. Elizabeth calls off the wedding and quickly leaves town to stay with her grandparents. David does not understand why Elizabeth called off their wedding. David sets out to find Elizabeth and get answers. Will David and Elizabeth be able to overcome the obstacle thrown in their path? You will have to read The Christmas Secret to see if David and Elizabeth make it to the alter on Christmas Eve. The Christmas Secret is a sweet short story (it is a novella not a full-length book). It is nicely written and easy to read (good flow). It can easily be finished in an hour. I did, though, find it predictable and reminiscent of something I have read previously. Once the secret was revealed I knew what would happen. It is really not a Christmas story. It is set during Christmas, but it is a historical romance novella. It is a nice story, but I just expected more from this author. I give The Christmas Secret 3.5 out of 5 stars. It has nice messages about the power of love, prayer, faith, and forgiveness.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Remnants of the Past This story revolves around a soon to be Christmas wedding of Elizabeth Canning to David Steiner, and is a very quick read. The story is set in the 1880, and to make the wedding special, Elizabeth wants to be wed in her Grandparents cabin, the home her mother and father also used when they were married. While cleaning she discovers her mother’s sister’s diary, and while reading it, her life is changed forever. While the story held my attention, I felt like I was reading something I had read before. It was predictable and I felt I knew the ending almost from the beginning. I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Barbour, and was not required to give a positive review.
Date published: 2016-09-30