Review: A Christmas Prayer by Wanda E Brunstetter

September 28, 2018

 About The Book:

Only the brave -- or foolhardy -- would attempt a cross-country journey late in the season. Three wagons meet up in Independence, Missouri, in April 1850, and their owners decide to keep forging ahead despite many setbacks and delays. December finds them in the Sierra Nevada Mountains when a sudden snowstorm traps them, obscuring the trail.

My Thoughts: 

This is a shorter book, only 170 pages. It was a quick read but very sweet. And it's a Christmas Story! I really enjoyed it! Cynthia Cooper is traveling late in the season to California with a couple other wagons. They have to all work together to make it through as a snowstorm traps them in the mountains. Cynthia is traveling with her fiancee but the other two men on their small wagon train have taken an interest in her as well. Cynthia now has to choose which path to take. Will she be brave enough to take the one she really wants?

 It was such a good, short story! Definitely one I'll re-read. 


I received this book from the author for an honest review, all opinions are my own.



But wait! Before you go be sure to check out this giveaway!


About The Author


  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 numerous awards.

  Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

  When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at



Try this Exclusive Bonus Recipe Found Inside the Book!


Cynthia’s Fried Apples



Without peeling, quarter as many tart apples as you would like. Lay apples close together, skin side down, in frying pan with salt pork fat or butter. Cover until well steamed then uncover and brown both sides, turning and watching closely to prevent burning.


Don't forget to check out this book on the other blog stops! 

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Miss Tina’s Amish Book Reviews, September 29


To Everything A Season, September 29


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Bibliophile Reviews, September 29



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