Friday, October 24, 2014

Where Treetops Glisten Book Review

Review Written by Madilyn
Book Title: Where Treetops Glisten
Author(s): Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman & Sarah Sundin
Source/Sponsor: Litfuse Publicity Group
Genre: Christmas Fiction
Number of Pages: 356
Publisher: WaterBrook
Year of Publication: 2014
Rating for "White Christmas": Three out of Five Stars
Rating for "I'll Be Home for Christmas": Five out of Five Stars
Rating for "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas": Two  out of Five Stars
Book Description:
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?
Book Review
 Hello, My name is Madilyn, and I have OCD.
I LOVE Christmas. I'm the type of person that will watch a hallmark Christmas movie marathon in the middle of July. I'm the type of person that goes around the house singing Christmas carols no matter the season. Whenever the opportunity to read a Christmas book presents itself, I jump on it. When I ordered Where Treetops Glisten, I was pretty excited because all three novellas in the collection are by authors that I had previously read. My favorite out of the three stories was definitely I'll Be Home For Christmas by Sarah Sundin. It was such a sweet story and the characters were just precious. The other two novellas included (White Christmas and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas) however I was not so impressed with. I have read another Christmas novella by Tricia Goyer before, and I really liked it, but this one just wasn't as good as I was expecting it to be. And Cara Putman's just seemed thrown together. I really liked how Sarah Sundin took a short story and made it feel like you got all the facts in that you need to complete the story within a small amount of pages. It seems like a full length book because it was well written and thought out even though it was in reality very short. In general I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a cute little weekend holiday read.
 D I S C L A I M E R: I was provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion by the Litfuse Publicity group, and that is exactly what I have given. I was not further compensated to review this product, and all thoughts/sentiments expressed above are completely my own and unbiased.

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