Monday, August 15, 2011
A Log Cabin Christmas: 9 Nine Romances of American Pioneer Christmases
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Overview: Experience Christmas through the eyes of adventuresome settlers who relied on log cabins built from trees on their own land to see them through the cruel forces of winter. Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings of modern commercialism where the true meaning of the day shines through. And treasure this exclusive collection of nine Christmas romances penned by some of Christian fiction’s best-selling authors.
The first is Snow Angel by Margaret Brownley...What a delightful story of Two adults and 3 children being snowbound during a blizzard. Loved the interaction of all the stranded in this cold cabin.
The second The Christmas Secret by Wanda E Brunstetter is one of the best. Loved this story line, and you will wonder how this will all end. Elizabeth and David are destined to be together, or should they?
The third is Christmas Traps and Trimmings by Kelly Eileen Hake. This one will really have you chuckling. So funny!! Mina Montrose and her nurse Mrs Banks, leave England and go to Kentucky to Sam Carver. Life is never going to be the same for Sam!
The fourth is A Star in the Night by Liz Johnson...this one takes place during the Civil War. Cora Sinclair helps Union soldier Jeb Harrington.
This one is a sweet story that comes out of the ruins of War.
The Fifth story is The Courting Quilt by Jane Kirkpatrick...This one is a real fun read about Widow Mary Bishop and Salesman Richard Taylor. Richard pegs Mary as an elderly woman, because of her white hair...she was hit by lightening as a child. Richard is a charmer, and love the goings on with the woman in the community!
The Sixth Under His Wings by Liz Tolsma...is a sad story. This one is Adie and Noah's story. Adie has seen so much senseless death, her dreams are hunted by them. Can she fall for a soldier? Enjoyed this sweet story!
The Seventh The Dogtrot Christmas by Michelle Ule...This one is Luis and Molly's story. They come from completely different backgrounds, but both have a love for the Lord. Unknowingly they have a mutual friend. This one will wishing there was more!
The Eighth story..A Grand Country Christmas by Debra Ullrick. This one has a lot of sadness involved Awnya has lost her father and is basically starving to death. She is about to shoot a deer when she is met by and rescued by Amadeus. He takes her home to meet his mother and motherless children. Loved the interaction with the children, made you want to move in with them. You wonder if there can be a happy ending with his daughter's instant dislike of Awnya. Sweet story!
The Ninth and last story...Christmas Service by Erica Vetsch is a heartwarming and doing what God wants and not your will story. Beth is the local Pastor's granddaughter and Todd is the local Blacksmith.
You will wonder if Beth can accept help with all that is going on. There are some really humorous parts of this story. Be prepared to really laugh!
The things all of these novella's have in common is a love of God. They do all include log cabins and are set in different parts of the Country.
They are great short reads and I used them for just before going to sleep each night. Sweet dreams!!
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