An Unexpected Christmas Gift

Stage Fright by Kate Lloyd

An Unexpected Christmas Gift: An Amish Christmas Kitchen Novella

Driving into a Lancaster County ditch during a near-blizzard is not where Maria Romano envisioned she’d end up on the day before Christmas Eve. But somehow she finds it fitting–after all, her life has been stuck and lonely for years, and the recent discovery that she was adopted makes her yearn for connection.

So when a genealogy search leads her to a shop in Amish country, she can’t help but visit in person, regardless of the weather. Despite a rough introduction, Maria is surprised by the warm and welcoming Amish family table she finds herself invited to on Christmas. But will the family’s kindness be enough to help her find her place and the truth about her past?

An Unexpected Christmas Gift is an endearing novella from Amish fiction author Kate Lloyd.

Available in Kindle format.

What Readers Are Saying About “An Unexpected Christmas Gift”

A Wonderful Story Of Forgiveness!
After reading all of Lloyd’s other novels, I knew I needed to read this story. And, I will tell you, I was not disappointed! It was a quick read, I read it in just an hour, but it was packed full of amazing characters, and one heart warming, soul moving message of truth and forgiveness.

If you’re a fan of Christmas, Amish, and working in the kitchen, then I will tell you right now. This is a holiday story you don’t want to miss. -Molly J, Cover-to-Cover Cafe

Ready for Christmas…
Do you like Unexpected Christmas Gifts? Well In Lloyd’s new Christmas novella. you are going to read about An Unexpected Christmas Gift. It’s a short, fast, fun novella read. I hated to see this one come to an end. I enjoyed it and I can’t wait for you all to dive into it. She even shares some recipes with us for Caramel Christmas Cake with a recipe for Caramel icing as well. I highly recommend it. — M. Fields

Charming and Heartfelt.
What a great, heartwarming story perfect for Christmas lists everywhere. Kate Lloyd is a newly found author for me and a new favorite. I love the way she writes and the emotions I feel while reading her charming stories. — Certified Book Nerd, 5 star review

Touched My Heart.
An Unexpected Christmas Gift by Kate Lloyd really grabbed at my heart because being adopted myself, I always felt I didn’t belong even though I do have a loving family. Stories like this always touch my heart. This is a good stand alone novella to read. I highly recommend it. — KGervais, 5 star review

Wonderful Time of Year.
An Unexpected Christmas Gift is a quick novella by Kate Lloyd that brings the message that not gifts are physical. Sometimes some gifts are more about forgiveness, honesty, love, and family. I loved all of the characters. It was an easy family to fall in love with. I love short stories because I am able to finish them in one sitting usually. I am not left wanting to run back as quick as possible to finish. However, I will miss these characters. If you love recipes, Ms. Lloyd also includes a wonderful sounding recipe. I highly recommend this story set during a time of year that many believe is magical. — Calliegh, 5 star review

Yes it’s a Christmas story, but so much more ….
Kate Lloyd has a way of making her characters real – not a stereotype in the bunch. Not always easy, not always perfect, her characters have flaws that we all carry with us as human beings. This story about a woman’s search for her biological mother shows that both asking for and giving forgiveness isn’t easy, and perhaps even harder during the holiday season. Toss in a touch of romance, and this quick read is sure entertain. — LOliver, 5 star review

Hope for Christmas
Absolutely loved this book. Delightful Christmas read full of hope and family. You will not be disappointed. — Dawn Crawford, 5 star review