Friday, November 14, 2014

Review: Where Treetops Glisten by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin


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About the book:
The crunch of newly fallen snow, the weight of wartime

Three siblings forging new paths and finding love in three stories, filled with the wonder of Christmas

Turn back the clock to a different time, listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow, as the realities of America’s involvement in the Second World War change the lives of the Turner family in Lafayette, Indiana.

In White Christmas by Cara Putman, Abigail Turner is holding down the Home Front as a college student and a part-time employee at a one-of-a-kind candy shop. Loss of a beau to the war has Abigail skittish about romantic entanglements—until a hard-working young man with a serious problem needs her help.

Abigail’s brother Pete is a fighter pilot hero returned from the European Theatre in Sarah Sundin’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas, trying to recapture the hope and peace his time at war has eroded. But when he encounters a precocious little girl in need of Pete’s friendship, can he convince her widowed mother that he’s no longer the bully she once knew?

In Tricia Goyer’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meredith Turner, “Merry” to those who know her best, is using her skills as a combat nurse on the frontline in the Netherlands. Halfway around the world from home, Merry never expects to face her deepest betrayal head on, but that’s precisely what God has in mind to redeem her broken heart.

The Turner family believes in God’s providence during such a tumultuous time. Can they absorb the miracle of Christ’s birth and God’s plan for a future?
My rating:
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My thoughts:

Where Treetops Glisten was a great novella collection! I loved how there was a prologue and epilogue (from the viewpoint of the grandma) in addition to the individual novellas. This really made the book feel connected and the stories flowed together very well. 

I don't think I can pick a favorite novella, because I loved them all. They each had something unique and special about them that I really loved. The first one showed someone finding new love, the second a pilot returning from war, and the final one a combat nurse in the midst of WWII.

 All in all, a very good book. I really enjoyed it and recommend it to fans of historical romances.
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1 comments:

  1. Hello Melanie!

    Thank you for your review of Where Treetops Glisten. I've nothing but great things about this book.

    Have a fantastic weekend!

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