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
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
Paul may have invited his sister to live with he and his wife when their mother died – but he never expected her to take him up on his offer. So Paul is quite shocked when the Pastor drops her off at his door. What is he to do? His daughter just died last year, his wife is frail, and his other daughter is planning a wedding. What is Paul supposed to do with a pretentious snot who’s ‘Colder Than Ice’?
I had a major issue with this book. It features characters from one of the previous books in this novella but though the ‘story’ occurs first it was placed after that story. Now, I absolutely understand why this book needed to come last in the compilation but it was quite confusing and irritating.
That being said, just this one story makes buying the novella worth the price – especially as a gift for a non-Christian reader or one who is on the fence. Up until you read this book in the novella you’re thinking ‘romance, with a Christian flair’ but this last sixty pages brings the Light if Jesus and answers questions many struggle with who love the Lord.
Buy this. Read it. Lend it. Give it. Pass it along.
** 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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