Sunday, December 10, 2023

While Shepherds Watch Are Keeping By Susanne Dietze

While Shepherds Watch Are Keeping
by Susanne Dietz
Publisher: Independent

It was so nice to hear from the author asking if I would review her new novella that just released. Having not read her books in the past, but following her for a long time, I was thrilled with the chance. She sent me her ebook for review.


Massachusetts, 1899

This Christmas, Pastor Seth Shepherd has little to offer his flock of congregants in their time of need until Jessalyn Grant, a mysterious newcomer, comes to his aid.

My Review:

While Shepherds Watch Are Keeping was just a sweet novella to read just in time for Christmas. We meet Jessalyn who has the skills that will hopefully help the little town that is struggling with the mill closing. At the same time, she meets Pastor Seth Shepherd who is doing all he can to encourage his little flock.

When the two of them put their minds together, there's no stopping them. Unfortunately, the pastor's plans aren't ones Jessalyn is expecting.

I enjoyed getting to know both characters as they do all they can to help the little town. Jessalyn and Seth both have things in common such as their faith and issues with their family members. Neither live up to expectations.

If you're looking for a historical holiday read to get you into the Christmas spirit, this one will truly enjoy.

About the Author:

Susanne Dietze began writing love stories in high school, casting her friends in the starring roles. Today, she's an award-winning, RWA RITA®-nominated author who's seen her work on the ECPA, Amazon, and Publisher's Weekly Bestseller Lists for Inspirational Fiction. Married to a pastor and the mom of two, Susanne lives in California and enjoys fancy-schmancy tea parties, genealogy, the beach, and curling up on the couch with a costume drama. To learn more, visit her website,, and sign up for her newsletter:


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