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Review: A Christmas Gift of Love

Until New Years I’ll be doing something a bit different. Each Saturday, I’ll do a mini-review of one of the ‘books’ contained in a novella. Enjoy!

A Prairie Christmas Collection:

9 Historical Christmas Romances from America’s Great Plains
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Contained in this collection are:

  • Take Me Home by Tracey V. Bateman
  • One Wintry Night by Pamela Griffin
  • Image of Love by JoAnn A. Grote
  • The Christmas Necklace by Maryn Langer Smith
  • A Christmas Gift of Love by Darlene Mindrup
  • God Jul by Tracie Peterson
  • Circle of Blessings by Deborah Raney
  • Christmas Cake by Janet Spaeth
  • Colder Than Ice by Jill Stengl

At thirty-five, Rose isn’t really sure where to turn when her father dies in a horrible accident. She has no family left – her mother died twenty years ago. She’s further devastated when she learns that to seed their fields and keep their claim on the Nebraskan land her father had taken out a mortgage he’s not begun to pay on because of the drought. The bank is fine with the situation, of course, that could be because they’ve found a buyer willing to pay twice what Rose’s father owes.

Rose’s only hope lies in the offer of marriage given by her father’s closest friend, Ward. Ward is one of the few areas Ruth disagreed with her father. He thought that Ward felt deeply, while Rose sees nothing alive when she looks into the depths of his eyes.

My thoughts

This is one book I couldn’t put down! It didn’t feel naive or silly. Their struggles are all really all too common but featured simply and explained easily. The friends that Rose makes and the ones she loves are really true friends.
Even if you skip the rest – be sure to read this book!

Rating: B+

** Many of the books I review are Advance Review Copies. These books are loaned to me for my review. I am in no way compensated for my time nor am I asked to give anything but my honest review.

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