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Amish widow Sarah Wyse does not see wedding bells in her future. Still, she can't think of a better way to spend the Christmas season than helping her handsome, shy neighbor Levi Beachy find a wife. But once the single ladies of Hope Springs start visiting his buggy shop, Levi sends the town's eligible men Sarah's way. Neither expects to find love—but with help from the clAmish widow Sarah Wyse does not see wedding bells in her future. Still, she can't think of a better way to spend the Christmas season than helping her handsome, shy neighbor Levi Beachy find a wife. But once the single ladies of Hope Springs start visiting his buggy shop, Levi sends the town's eligible men Sarah's way. Neither expects to find love—but with help from the close-knit community, they just might mend each other's broken heart....

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A Hope Springs Christmas Reviews

  • Tina
    2018-11-08 16:39

    Christian Romance is not my normal genre of choice. So, I began reading this book with an open mind, but not overly optimistic mindset. Boy was I pleasantly surprised. A Hope Springs Christmas is the 7th book in the Brides of Amish County series by Patricia Davids. I can say with absolute surety that it doesn’t have to be read within the series as I have never read any of the others and didn’t feel at anytime out of the loop. Sarah Wyse dreads the Christmas season. She has lost everyone that she loves, including her young husband, this time of the year. In an attempt to keep her mind off of things, get through the holidays and help out a friend she has decided to play matchmaker to her best friend’s brother. It doesn’t matter that Levi hasn’t asked Sarah to do this. She thinks he’s just too shy to have never found a bride and she can help him get past it. If she feels more for Levi than she should when she’s around him she ignores it. After all, she had her love and it was only a short time. She doesn’t believe its god’s will to give her a second chance at love and a family of her own. Plus, it’s too much of a risk. If she professes her love and feelings she is risking his life. Everyone she cares about suffers and she can’t let that happen to Levi.Levi Beachy has had a crush on Sarah Wyse since they were children. Being too shy as a kid stood in the way and as an adult his respect and love for Sarah’s husband shut it down completely. On his deathbed, Jonas asked Levi to watch over Sarah until she remarried and Levi would do anything for his friend and mentor. Levi has put his hopes and dreams on hold for 5 years, but Sarah shows no sign of ever finding someone else. Levi believes this to be a special kind of torture to watch the woman he has always loved everyday and never be able to tell her how he feels, yet never being able to get away to fulfill his other dreams. This was such a simple, sweet love story. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters of this small town. Their unbending faith, readiness to help each other and the simple way of life that they shared intrigued and humbled me. I would definitely recommend this book and would love to read more about these wonderful people. Thank you to NetGalley for the loan of this book in exchange for my honest review.You can find this review at http://tinar1121.blogspot.com

  • Loraine
    2018-10-30 13:19

    SUMMARY: Amish widow Sarah Wyse does not see wedding bells in her future. Still, she can't think of a better way to spend the Christmas season than helping her handsome, shy neighbor Levi Beachy find a wife. But once the single ladies of Hope Springs start visiting his buggy shop, Levi sends the town's eligible men Sarah's way. Neither expects to find love—but with help from the close-knit community, they just might mend each other's broken heart.REVIEW: An enjoyable Amish book with a bit of a twist as Sarah and Levi both play matchmaker for the other without knowing that the other is strongly interested in someone but too shy or hesitant to approach. I have read many Amish books and read them heavily when I first discovered Christian fiction, but I have found that most of them follow the same story line which tends to make them less interesting to me. I did like the focus on second chances and that some times good friends can make the best marriage partner. FAVORITE QUOTES: " i understand fear. I understand regret. It understand that it is hard to trust that God knows best...but to think God wants you to spend your life without love is to say that He doesn't love you.""Papa why can't we have pretty trees like the Englisch?"... He said that when our Lord and Savior was born, no one decorated a tree for him. No one put fancy lights on the roof of the lowly stable. Jesus came to us quietly, in a plain and simple way. We have no need of glowing lights to remind us of His coming, for His light is bright and strong in each of our hearts. And when Jesus looks down from heaven to see how we are celebrating His birth, He looks for the simple light that shines from inside us, where it counts. All those of us who keep His light in our hearts make a more beautiful display to His eyes than any English tree. " (Thought this was a very interesting explanation of why the Amish focus on plain and simple.)

  • Harlequin Books
    2018-10-20 16:27

    Miniseries: Brides of Amish CountryCategory: Inspirational Romance

  • Harlequin Books
    2018-11-02 10:26

    Miniseries: Brides of Amish CountryCategory: Inspirational Romance

  • Cynthia
    2018-11-04 16:42

    Excellent.... Learn lots of things about their way of life. Touching story

  • Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
    2018-11-06 14:23

    Courtesy of Harlequin through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. Honestly, I have not read much Christian Romance, but I am always open to something new and that was how I approached this book and I was glad I did. It was a perfect clean romance for the holidays.Sarah Wyse dreads Christmas, as she has lost everyone that she loves during the season through the years including her husband. After the shop that she works at closes for the season, Sarah is stuck at home trying to keep her thoughts occupied and away from the dreaded memories. When Grace her next door neighbor is unable to make up her mind about marriage due to her unmarried brother Levi, Sarah comes up with a plan. After sending her friend away for a couple of days to Grace's grandmother, she spends time helping out Grace's brother Levi Beachy find a wife. Of course Levi was her own late husbands best friend, and a boy that she had embarrassed years ago at school. He doesn't talk much, and has no idea what Sarah is brewing behind his back. After she comes up with a short list of eligible ladies, she finds ways to send them to his buggy shop. When Levi finds out about her doings, he sends the Hope Spring eligible man to Sarah's house.This book was wonderful and surprising so. I loved Levi and there were times that I felt my heart aching for him. He fancied Sarah for a few years, but she married his best friend instead. He doesn't really know how to talk to women, or other people for that matter and has Sarah help him run the business while Grace is away. Levi also has his own dreams, dreams of leaving Hope Springs and go to the Rocky Mountains. He was absolutely adorable and probably my most favorite character of the story. Poor Levi did not know what was going on, and on top of that he had to deal with the prankster brother's of his. Though I had to admit, one of the pranks that they pulled had me giggling.Of course Sarah doesn't believe that love and happiness is part of her future, but can Levi mend her broken heart?A sweet story, beautiful writing, and a wonderful romance. I liked the chemistry between these two, they are friends who came a long way. It was great to be a part of their adventure. I have not read the other books of the series, sadly, but I hope to someday revisit the others that I have missed.

  • Laura
    2018-11-05 14:20

    Title: A HOPE SPRINGS CHRISTMASAuthor: Patricia DavidsPublisher: Love InspiredNovember 2012ISBN: 978-0-373-87781-2Genre: Amish/romanceSarah Wyse’s husband has died five years ago. She is insistent she’ll never marry again. She still is part owner of her husband’s buggy shop, but she lets Jonas’ business partner, Levi, handle the business while she works at a fabric shop. When her boss goes south for awhile and closes the shop, Sarah wonders what she’ll do for income, what she’ll do to give herself a reason to keep living through another holiday alone. Levi Beachy is shy. He admires Sarah, always has, even though he believes she was instrumental in getting other Amish kids to laugh at him. When his sister leaves to visit their grandmother and think about her relationship with Henry Zook, Sarah marches into the shop and takes over, turning his sanctuary into a place of torment. The good thing is, Sarah can handle the customers and doesn’t turn into a stuttering idiot when they come in. Unfortunately, Sarah is on a mission—to marry Levi off as soon as possible so that his sister can marry Henry. To retaliate, Levi starts sending eligible bachelors to see Sarah, equally determined to find her a husband. On their quest to find love for the other, will they mend each other’s broken hearts?A HOPE SPRINGS CHRISTMAS is the newest book in Ms. Davids’ ongoing Brides of Amish Country series. This one features both hero and heroine as Amish, and both of them healing from tragic loss. It had some funny moments in it that made me laugh, but most of the book had a more sober feel. Levi is quiet and shy, but he does have a quick temper when pushed too far. Sarah is a pushy little thing, wanting her way, and quick to step in and speak up to get what she wants. Completely Levi’s opposite. Still, I couldn’t help but care for Levi. Sarah took a bit more time for me, as like the hero I am quiet and shy, and I don’t like it when people try to take over for me and run my life. The story got interesting when Levi and Sarah started trying to match each other up with others. Fun! If you like Amish stories, then you should consider A HOPE SPRINGS CHRISTMAS. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. 3.5 stars $5.75. 224 pages.

  • Lorie
    2018-11-03 16:20

    I always enjoy the Brides of Amish County series books. This time, A Hope Springs Christmas, introduces us to Sarah Wyse. She is a widow who has lost her job during the Christmas Season. She seems to always have losses during the holiday season. She lost her husband, parents and sister. Sarah believes because she loved them they were taken from her and she refuses to marry again for that reason. Levi lives close to her and has ran her husband's carriage shop since his death. Levi promises her husband he would look after Sarah until she found a husband. Levi's daughter, Grace is Sarah's best friend. She runs to Sarah when she wants to marry her beau but she feels she can't leave Levi (her brother) and their twin brothers who they have cared for since the death of their parents. Sarah tells Grace to go to her grandmother’s house for a visit and she would take care of her brother's while she was gone. Grace asked Sarah to play matchmaker for Levi while she is gone so when she gets back she will be able to leave Levi and the twins so she can get married. Will spending more time help Levi and Sarah to overcome their fears and realize that they love each other? You'll have to read A Hope Springs Christmas to find out.I really enjoyed this book. Two people getting over their fears to trust God enough to find true love. I also loved the twins in this story. They are quit a mischievous bunch of kids. There was a little bit of a mention of Christmas in the book, but I really did not feel Christmas when reading this book. It could have been anytime during the winter season, except for the fact that we know Sarah has lots of losses during the Christmas season. I also enjoyed briefly meeting old characters in the story. At the end of the book, Patricia Davids gives hints as to who she might write about next in the series. I will be waiting for that next book as her reads always uplift me.I recieved a copy of this Galley through Net Galley and Harlequin and was not required to give a positve review.

  • Rhonda
    2018-10-17 10:20

    A Hope Springs Christmas by Patricia Davis 4 STARSA Hope Springs Christmas is a second chance at love for widow Sarah Wyse.Sarah has faced a lot of losses in her life around the holidays. She has kept busy withher job at a fabric place. This year she does not have a job. Her boss is closing the store for winter to go and take care of family.Sarah is busy making a list of things she can do so she does not dwell too much on the past. Her neighbor Grace comes over to talk after a fight with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend wants to marry her but Grace is worried about her brothers getting along without her.Grace decides to go away and spend time at her grandparents the next morning. She tells her brother that Sarah will help out while she is gone. Grace also asked Sarah to help her big brother find a wife. If he marrys she can get married.Levi Beachy is very shy he hardly talks to people, He thinks people are always laughing at him. Is best friend was Sarah's husband Jonas. Levi made a promise to watch over his wife for him. Levi has waited years for her to remarry before leaving to move out west. He has raised his sister Grace and his twin brothers since they were little after his parents died. The twins are wild and get into trouble a lot.Sarah tries to match make for Levi but it is hard when he won't talk to anyone. She keeps making excuses to bring women around his shop.When Levi figures out she has been match making for him he decides that two can play that game and lets a lot of men know that Sarah is willing now to date.Thier is a lot of laughter, some sad times and good times before things come to the end. Thier is some drama and practacal jokes that go too far. It is a nice Christmas story in all.This is the seventh book in the Brides of Amish Country series by Patricia Davis. It is a clean read.I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.11/29/2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin Love Inspired

  • Diane U
    2018-10-30 15:40

    Amish widow Sarah Wyse does not see wedding bells in her future. Still, she can't think of a better way to spend the Christmas season than helping her handsome, shy neighbor Levi Beachy find a wife. But once the single ladies of Hope Springs start visiting his buggy shop, Levi sends the town's eligible men Sarah's way. Neither expects to find love—but with help from the close-knit community, they just might mend each other's broken heart. Sarah Wyse has been a widow for 5 years. She has always had a difficult time with the holidays. Everyone she has loved has passed away around the holidays. This year is worse because the quilt shop she worked at closed for the season so she has nothing to help her stay busy. So she talks to her friend, Grace, who is having problems with the man who is courting her and talks her into visiting her grandmother. This will give them both some time to think over their relationship before getting married. Sarah offers to help Grace's brother Levi at his store in Grace's absence.Levi Beachy has been raising his brothers and sisters since his parent's died when he was young. He is a shy man who has never thought of marrying since he has to care for his siblings. Sarah is determined to play match maker and find Levi a wife before Grace returns so that she can get married. Will Sarah find a wife for Levi? Will Sarah every be able to love again?I really enjoyed another Love Inspired book from Harlequin by Patricia Davids! I love how Ms. Davids builds such strong characters quickly in these books which are rather short, about 225 pages. In reading the letter to readers at the end, this is her 7th book in the series of Brides of Amish Country. I need to see which ones I have missed and get caught up!

  • Debbie
    2018-11-03 12:31

    "A Hope Springs Christmas" by Patricia Davids gets 5 stars from me.This story made me want to cry and laugh and it almost made me want to grab a couple of teenage boys and shake so sense into them. This story is the 7th in the Brides Of Amish Country, but it can also be a stand alone novel but after reading this one I want to read all the rest and in the notes at the back of the book the authors writes that she hopes more stories are coming to this series. Sarah (Amish) is a widow who has used her job to keep the depression away at Christmas time but this year she isn't working due to the shop owner closing it for a few months. Her neighbor Grace Beachy wants to marry Henry Zook but is afraid to leave her brothers Levi and the twins Moses and Atlee, because their parents are both dead and she feels like they need her. Levi was a friend of Sarah's husband and on Jonas's death bed agreeds to watch over Sarah till she remarries but Levi wants to move to the mountains. Sarah tells Grace to go visit her grandmother and think about what she wants. Grace agreeds to go but not before she asks Sarah to find Levi a wife. Sarah trys to and ends up falling in love with him herself. Levi is a buggy maker and the twins are always pulling jokes and pranks. One of their pranks causes Levi and Sarah to admit their love to each other but not before it is almost too late. Levi made plans to move to the mountain. But once again love wins.

  • Abbie
    2018-10-28 15:35

    Sarah is a widow. She lost her husband to cancer and plans to never remarry because she does not think she could deal with that kind of loss again. She was happy working at her job but with her job gone she is questioning what she is going to do now. Her answer comes in the name Levi. Levi is the man who used to work with her husband and the man who now runs the buggy shop her husband owned. Levi’s sister goes to visit her grandma and this leaves him without help in the buggy shop. Sarah offers to help him. Before leaving Levi’s sister asks Sarah to help Levi find a wife and she thinks helping him in the shop is the perfect way to help find him a wife. What she does not plan on is possibly falling for him herself! I really enjoyed this book. This was a very sweet Amish romance.What I liked: I really liked both Sarah and Levi. Levi was shy and had trouble saying what he was feeling. Once Sarah got to know Levi it was fun how they interacted and I was rooting for them to stop trying to set each other up and realize their feelings. What I did not like: Not much this was a fun quick book and it was over too fast.This was a great book. It was easy to read and hard to put down. I want to go back and read some of the other books in this series. If you like Amish fiction this is a must read!http://abbiesreadingcorner.com/2012/1...

  • Maureen Timerman
    2018-10-27 14:33

    We entering the Amish world where Sarah Wyse is a young widow, and not interested in remarrying. She feels that all that she loves dies, and usually around Christmas. She is afraid to find happiness again.When the Needle Shop she works at closes for several months, she returns to the Buggy Shop she owns, and is run by Levi Beachy, who worked for deceased husband. She is now back in her old world...and some of these thoughts are hard. She has lost husband, her parents, and her sister, and all of the deaths had happened around Christmas. She does not trust falling in love again and loosing someone else.Levi has had the responsibility of raising his sister, Grace, and the rambunctious twins, Moses and Atlee. since his parents died in a buggy accident when Grace was 5. His dearest hope is to move to the Amish Settlement in Colorado, but he has a lot of responsibilities, and the twins sure keep him on his toes.You will wonder if Sarah who is constantly trying to fix Levi up, will ever see what is under her nose? Will the twins pranks end up seriously hurting or even killing someone? Will Grace come back home?Enjoy this sweet and quick pace story of life in Hope Springs!I received this book from the publisher Harlequin through Net Galley, and was not required to give a positive review.

  • Carrie
    2018-10-31 10:18

    A Hope Springs Christmas is the the seventh book in the Brides of Amish County series. But works very well as a stand alone. Which is what it was for me. Sarah is a widow, and doesn't think she will ever find love again, in fact she doesn't want to. She's afraid to love again, afraid because to here it seems that everyone she loves is taken away from her too soon. Levi, a bachelor, to some believe he is destined to be an 'old boy'. Lives and works across the way from Sarah, renting out the place for a buggy business. He's always dreamed of leaving Hope Springs to go Colorado, but because of his promise to Jonas, Sarah late husband and his best friend he stays to make sure she is well looked after until she remarries. Sarah and Levi are tossed together more then normal as Grace, his sister, goes off to Pennsylvania to visit their Grandmother. While she is there helping out at the shop, Grace hopes that Sarah can find him a wife. It is a wonderful story about over coming your fears, trusting and loving again.

  • Tracy
    2018-11-15 10:38

    ------ I received this book from Netgalley and the publisher for my honest review------I found this to be a very delightful story. I find the fact that Sarah is trying to find a wife for Levi to be quite touching. Sarah is trying to help out her friend Grace, because Grace doesn't want to get married and leave her brothers to fend for themselves. Grace wants her eldest brother to have a wife to take care of him and her other brothers. Who need a stern hand themselves to help them grow up. Sarah and Levi are both hurting emotionally and while Levi has always had a crush on Sarah, Sarah just sees him as her late husbands best friend and her friends brother. The path that these two take is not necessarily easy but it is fun to see the ups and downs as they start to really fall for each other. If you like romance stories with good characters who really are good people, who fall in love with one another with out falling into bed with one another then this is a great story for you.

  • Rebecca
    2018-10-22 16:43

    A Hope Spring’s Christmas by Patricia Davis introduces us to Sarah Wyse. She is a widow who has also lost others that she love. Her job that kept her going through all of this loss is also taken away from her. Levi Beachy is raising his younger twin brothers. He also works at the shop that Sarah’s husband owned. For many years he has been secretly been in love with Sarah. Will Sarah realize before it is too late that there are people around her that love her and will accept her? This was a wonderful romance with so much chemistry between the main characters. I have not read any of the other in this series but I will go back and read them now. If you enjoy reading a light romance story this is the one for you.

  • Maggie
    2018-10-24 11:30

    Lovely story about Sarah and Levi. Sarah is a widow who lives on her own. The community wants and expects her to remarry. Levi dreams about moving to a new community in Colorado, but is bound by his family responsibilities at home -- particularly the raising of his younger twin brothers. When his sister goes away to think over her relationship with her beau, Levi needs help corraling his brothers. Sarah steps in to help.The twins drove me nuts with their antics, which usually had a malicious bent to them, all in the name of fun. Levi was a love, and Sarah was obviously his match. When Mary asked Sarah to help her find Levi a wife...well, that's when the real fun begins! A really sweet book -- one of my favorites by Ms Davids.

  • IrenesBookReviews
    2018-11-07 10:19

    What’s not to like about this book! There is drama, humor and a bit of romance too! I am not a big fan of Amish fiction but do occasionally read one. This book was very good at drawing you into the story and keeping you interested. I gave this book 5/5 stars. I liked the characters and thought they were well developed and easy to enjoy! Sarah was likeable and you could not help but cheer for her. The main male character was Levi. He too was enjoyable and you root for him right from the start. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Amish fiction, Christian fiction, and short easy to read romances.I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.

  • Judy
    2018-10-18 14:21

    Enjoyable Read!I loved this book. While I knew what would happen in the end, it still was a delightful read to me.Levi Beachy can’t remember a time when he didn’t love Sarah Wyse. He knew her heart belonged to another. Levi had plans to move out of the area but because of a promise he made to Sarah’s husband he wasn’t able to move away.Is there happiness to be found for Sarah and Levi? Will Sarah found a suitable wife for Levi? Will Sarah open her heart to love?I have read several other books from author Patricia Davids and have loved them all. I hope if you haven’t picked up one of her books you will do so.

  • Lynda
    2018-10-31 09:41

    Love a good Christmas read. Love a good Amish fiction read. Love a good second-chance-at-love read. And the author delivers on all three in this book. There is Sarah who loved her first husband deeply. So deeply that she has not married within a year or so after his death. Then there is Levi, Sarah’s husband’s best friend who made a promise to that friend shortly before his death.The story could have taken place at any time during the year but having the setting be at Christmas adds a piquancy which only adds to the story. An easy, enjoyable read.

  • Janice Aitkens
    2018-10-28 09:18

    This is a typical format of a Mills & Boon book you knew who was going to be with who even before you read it but it a nice easy storyI wasn't too happy with the way the twins was dealt with at their age they would have known better & after their last prank then i think more should have been doneThe ending was okay but didn't fully deal with the people in the book i guess the author will possible have more to write aboutIt wasn't a great book but a good book i still wanting to finish it which i did

  • Livia
    2018-11-07 10:22

    Amish romances are always sweet and inspiring and this one is no exception. Levi and Sarah love each other and it's clear very early on in the story but Sarah's lost one husband and feels that everyone she loves leaves her mostly through death. Levi is shy and has no confidence when it comes to his love for Sarah. Something has to take hold for them both and it is interesting reading how they come to terms with each other. A lovely holiday story.

  • Brenda
    2018-10-30 09:40

    We first met Sarah in the Faith and Adrian story, but she also appeared in the Karen and Jonathan story, but only in glimpses, so getting to know more about Sarah Wyse was a treat indeed. Her and I could totally be friends, and I know a thing or two about letting fear get in the way of living, I'd like to think I learned a valuable lesson by reading this book. I also have a lot in common with Levi, as he is very shy and unless I am comfortable around someone, I tend to be painfully shy.

  • Carolyn E
    2018-10-28 11:19

    I enjoyed this story. I believe it is the 7th book in Patricia Davids's "Brides of Amish Country" series, published under Harlequin's "Love Inspired" imprint. I have enjoyed this entire series. I hope there will be more books in this series.

  • Amanda
    2018-10-17 10:24

    Inspirational clean romance. "Fractured" family facing trials & tribulations- parents died & eldest left to raise siblings (and all the pranks involved). Neighbor dealing with her own loss. Heartwarming. Characters meshed well together. Fast paced story, I completed this in one sitting. Looking forward to reading more of the Brides of Amish Country series. Recommended.

  • Karen
    2018-11-09 12:43

    Sarah Wyse rents her late husband's buggy shop to Levi Beachy. Levi has his hands full with his twin brothers and sister to raise. Will Sarah ever love after her Jonas? Will Levi ever get over his shyness?

  • Diane
    2018-10-23 12:45

    I enjoyed this story of an amish widow and her neighbor who is a bachelor raising his troublesome brothers and a sister. The widow conspires with the sister to find a husband for the bachelor. The whole thing backfires on the widow. Very entertaining!

  • Val
    2018-11-05 12:24

    I loved it! Wasn't too sure how it was going to end at first because it came down to the wire with this one. haven't read any of the others in this series but I'm sure I will enjoy them as much as this one☺

  • Anne
    2018-11-03 12:18

    I love Patricia Davis Amish books. This story told so much about Amish ways and how most are there for each other during any crisis. Very heart warming love story.

  • Kim
    2018-11-11 08:30

    Very sweet and good Christmas story, a sweet story about love being right in front of you, you just have to open your heart and give God control.