Meet the characters of A Christmas Homecoming by Mary Alford

Like each of you, I love reading about the Amish. It has quickly become one of my favorite genres to read and to write. Which is why I’m excited to be part of Amish Christmas Miracles.

Today, I’d like to introduce you to the characters of A Christmas Homecoming, my contribution to Amish Christmas Miracles.

First of all, the story takes place in the remote Amish community of St. Ignatius, Montana.

St. Ignatius is a small Amish community with just two church districts. The community is situated at the base of the breathtaking Mission Mountains of Montana.

An interesting fact about the community is it’s the only one located on the tribal lands of the Flathead Indian Reservation.

Widow Abigail Petersheim is embracing the future she hopes is waiting for her and her daughter Lyddie this holiday season once she returns to the tiny Amish community of St. Ignatius. When her cousin needs help at the family bakery, Abigail is convinced the job offer comes straight from Gott and will be the Christmas miracle she and Lyddie so desperately need.

“Abby” grew up in St. Ignatius, but after a tragic accident took her brother’s life, the relationship she once imagined having with Simon Lambright ended suddenly after Simon left the community. Abby ended up marrying someone else. She moved away from St. Ignatius, but she never forgot her life there or the boy who broke her heart.

When her husband passes away, Abby and Lyddie move back to St. Ignatius to help out her cousin only to find Simon has returned as well.

Simon Lambright has plenty to be sorry for—including a prideful mistake that almost destroyed many lives. With mistakes weighing heavily on his heart, can Simon overcome the past and the impression his former community still has of him, and be the man he was meant to be?

Nothing about her homecoming is as Abby envisioned, and the childhood farm she once cherished is about as broken as Abby’s life.

Letting go of the past is hard when there are so many secrets standing between her and Simon. When Abby enlists Simon’s help to repair her home, she soon discovers the feelings she had for him are all still hidden inside her heart. The broken relationship they left behind will turn into something worth cherishing this Christmas. And the past that brought two wounded souls back to St. Ignatius will become a homecoming neither expected.

About Mary Alford

USA Today Bestselling Author, Mary Alford, loves giving her readers the un-expected, whether it be in a rugged mountain setting or a peaceful Amish community.  

Her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestselling List, Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling List, and have been finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier award of excellence, The Beverly, The Maggie, and The Selah Awards.  

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