VC Book Spotlight, Christmas

Amish fiction, Christmas stories, fiction spotlight Comments: 10

asacChristmas Books, VC Book Spotlight

I thought I’d spend the next few weeks introducing some of my writing to you wonderful folks who stop by my blog. If you’ve been here all along, you’ll be familiar with most of these. If you’re new, then you might find something you didn’t know about. Either way, I hope you enjoy the spotlights.

Who doesn’t love a good Christmas story? A Simple Amish Christmas was the first Amish book I published. At the time, I hadn’t visited an Amish community yet, but I did a lot of research. Also, many of my author friends helped me with questions. I was quite humbled by the reception you all gave this book. It’s the story of a girl who loves her family and community and faith, but longs for something more. How does God reconcile the longings of her heart with the facts of her life? That’s the story of Annie, and I hope you enjoy it.

xmas quilt, newslA Simple Amish Christmas far surpassed the publisher’s expectations, and they asked me to write a sequel. They were coming out with a new line of books called the Quilts of Love series, and they thought another story about Annie would fit right in. When I began writing The Christmas Quilt, I was a little lost. I didn’t know how to write an entire story based on the making of a quilt. Then at church one day my pastor spoke on the 9 fruits of the spirit. I was writing about a 9 patch quilt! BINGO! I had my story. The rest is … fictional history.

I’m very grateful to everyone who has written me about these two books and the impact it had on their lives. If you haven’t tried either one, now is a great time to pick up a Christmas book! It’s a time of year I love–it speaks of family and love and the birth of our Savior.



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10 thoughts on “VC Book Spotlight, Christmas

  1. Melissa L.

    Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. It is a reminder of the Birth of our Savior. Even though I have not really enjoyed the celebration part because of family turmoil in order to make others unhappy, I plan to in the future try very hard to make Christmas a time of celebration for my children. Since this person is no longer among us, I pray that I am able to teach my girls to love the true meaning of Christmas and enjoy the celebration. I love your Christmas stories! Thank you!

    1. vannettachapman Post author

      Thank you, Melissa. I will pray that this Christmas season is a very special time for you and your family.

  2. Patricia

    “The Christmas Quilt” was the first book I ever read, by Vannetta. I LOVED it, found a wonderful author…and person. May God continue to bless you, V.

    1. Shirley Chapel

      Hi Vanetta. I have the digital copy of A Simple Amish Christmas. I read it a few years ago and will read it again this year. I will download A Christmas Quilt also and make both those books part of my Christmas read this year.
      I too love Christmas and what it stands for. It has always been my very favorite time of the year.
      I also have preordered Hidden and looking forward to finding it in my Kindle Fire in November.
      Keep on writing. We all love you. You are beautiful inside and out! Have a great weekend.

  3. Judy B

    I have read all your books Vannetta and loved each of them. For those who haven’t ready any, they are in for some good reading. Keep on writing and your fans/supporters will keep on reading!

    Judy B