Here's my review of this beautiful collection of Christmas novellas:
First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, Tricia Goyer and their publisher for sending me a copy of "Where Treetops Glisten" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
'Where Treetops Glisten' by Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, Tricia Goyer begins with a Christmas nearly destroyed by the start of World War II. The three stories that follow are heartwarming and entertaining – a great way to spend a weekend.
***“White Christmas” by Cara Putman tells the story of Abigail Turner, whose fiancé was killed at Pearl Harbor, making her apprehensive to get involved emotionally with anyone. That is until Jackson Lucas enters the scene. As he struggles with his own issues, Abigail approaches Jackson in Christian love only to find a deeper affection developing between the two. A sweet story.
*****Sarah Sundin’s “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” grabbed my attention and imagination from page one of this wonderful story about another of the Turner siblings. Pete Turner is now a lawyer, a lieutenant and a fighter pilot on leave at his parents’. But he wasn’t always a success and he’s accumulated some skeletons in his closet that have dampened his spirit. When he’s reunited with Grace, a woman he tormented as a child, he has a new idea about their future and looks for ways to make up for how he treated her in the past.
*****“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Tricia Goyer is the tale of Merry Turner, a combat nurse serving overseas. Christmastime in the European theater is no one’s dream come true, but for Meredith, who is still hurting over a romantic breakup several years prior, is having a particularly difficult time dealing with the holidays, her birthday and the fact that she will be absent at the celebration of her brother, Pete’s nuptials. But her heart skips a beat when she sees a man who looks like her lost love.
These stories will be a perfect read cuddled up next to the fire during the holidays. I cannot wait to try the cookie recipes! They’ll be perfect for holiday cookie exchanges. What a wonderful bonus!