Saturday, November 29, 2014

Where Treetops Glisten by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin

Don't you just love a good Christmas story?  I love watching all the fun Christmas shows during this time of year.  And there is nothing like having hot cranberry tea, listening to Christmas music and reading a great book!  Three great authors have compiled three stories into one novel for your enjoyment this Christmas season.  Where Treetops Glisten is a group of stories about the Turner family set during WWII.  You can read below and find out about the book, and my thoughts about these three stories.

From the Back Cover:
The crunch of newly fallen snow, the weight of wartime.  Siblings forging new paths and finding love in three stories, filled with the wonder of Christmas.  Turn back the clock to a different time, listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow, as the realities of America's involvement in the Second World War change the lives of the Turner family in Lafayette, Indiana.

     In Cara Putman's White Christmas, Abigail Turner is holding down the Home Front as a college student and part-time employee at a one-of-a-kind candy shop.  Loss of a beau to the war has Abigail skittish about romantic entanglements--until a hard-working young man with a serious problem needs her help.
     Abigail's brother Pete is a fighter pilot hero returned from the European Theatre in Sarah Sundin's I'll Be Home for Christmas, trying to recapture the hope and peace his time at war has eroded.  But when he encounters a precocious little girl in need of Pete's friendship, can he convince her widowed mother that he's no longer the bully she once knew?
     In Tricia Goyer's Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meredith Turner, "Merry" to those who know her best, is using her skills as a combat nurse on the frontline in the Netherlands.  Halfway around the world from home, Merry never expects to face her deepest betrayal head on, but that's precisely what God has in mind to redeem her broken heart.
     The Turner family believes in God's providence during such a tumultuous time.  Can they absorb the miracle of Christ's birth and His plan for the future?



My Review:
I just loved this book!  It was so fun to just sit, relax and enjoy a good story... well, actually three good stories.  Each of the characters has a lot to reconcile in his or her own life.  Of course, all of trials that they are enduring are also shrouded by the war raging around the world.  It's hard to imagine how much families had to give up in order to help in the cause for war.  My generation has not had to face that hardship, but reading stories like these gives a great glimpse into our history that we should not forget.  If you're looking for a great heartwarming set of stories for this holiday season, make sure to pick up Where Treetops Glisten.  This would also make a fabulous gift for the book reader on your Christmas list!

Some Noteworthy Links:
You can read the first chapter of this book HERE.
You can also read more about the book by clicking HERE.
Read more about these great authors by clicking HERE.


***  I received this free book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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