For the next several weeks I’ll be doing something a bit different. I’ll be doing mini-reviews for books in different collections/novellas. I love Christmas – especially the books I read from Thanksgiving through New Years! They’re calm, relaxing, and bolstering. So I’ll be giving you each a hand in deciding which ones to grab – and which to avoid! Each Saturday, I’ll do a 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
Why did Kathleen agree to do this? She was quite happy at home with her parents and siblings! Oh, she absolutely should have listened to her mother. When the call of desperation came from Coon Hollow to the school board of which her father was a member he suggested that she take the position.
Thinking nothing would come of it, Kathleen took the test to obtain her teaching certification. Naively thinking that God wouldn’t send her away from home to live alone in a two room schoolhouse for two months. Well, now she’s standing on the train platform in the bitter cold with a rude man leering at her and waiting for someone to take her to the school house and show her around.
Why on earth did she listen to her brother when he suggested that she may want to leave home and see something outside of their tiny town?
I found this book to be humorous and comforting. Kathleen’s reactions and feelings were very well portrayed and brought out in this book. I adored the characters.
However, this book felt like it was geared more towards a young adult – teenage group of people. There was nothing really wrong with the book, the writing, or the plot – I just felt like it was one of the books I review for the kids.
** 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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