The Christmas Remedy by Cindy Woodsmall
Twenty-four-year-old Holly Zook lives a unique life for a young Amish woman. Years ago, her bishop allowed her to continue her education and become the lead technician for Greene’s Pharmacy, an old-timey drugstore that looks out for the Amish community–a group largely without secure healthcare plans. She knows she can’t marry and hold onto her professional job. She’s Amish, and she can only have one or the other, so she spurns love and works toward addressing treatable diseases–like the one that claimed her father’s life.
As long as Holly continues to avoid Joshua Smucker, the one man who draws her like a warm hearth in winter, she should be fine. When something unexpected threatens Greene’s Pharmacy, Holly and Joshua must work together to unravel what’s happened and find the “missing” patient before the Board of Pharmacy shuts them down. As the snows of December arrive, with Christmas in the air, will Holly succumb to the generous spirit of the season?
I didn’t necessarily choose to read this book…it was sent to me as a ‘blind date’. Which means I signed up “blind” to do read a book and do a review, not knowing what book I would be receiving. This was a perfect read for Christmas vacation…and, on to my review…I found this to be a heartwarming yet fun, Christmas story.
Holly is not your typical Amish girl. Her dream is to be an LPN so she can be a full-fledged pharmacy tech. This means she will not walk down the usual journey of Amish girls. After all, an Amish wife never works away from home.
Then she runs into Josh Smucker, who had wanted to be her boyfriend earlier. The attraction is still there, what are they going to do?! How can she convince him of her life’s calling?
The main part of the story happens at the pharmacy, so this is not really your typical Amish novel. I enjoyed the way the pharmacy was portrayed, in it’s daily ins and outs.
There is also a bit of a mystery in this story, which definitely added to it’s appeal.
In spite of Amish stories not being my favorite genre, I enjoyed this short book. I found it to be a light, quick, & easy read.
I received this book as a ‘blind date’ read by JustRead tours. All opinions expressed here are my own entirely.
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