Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs

A Wreath of Snow
by Liz Curtis Higgs
Christian Fiction / Historical / Christmas
Available October 2012
WaterBrook Multnomah
224 pages



About the Book
All Margaret Campbell wants for Christmas is a safe journey home. When her plans for a festive holiday with her family in Stirling crumble beneath the weight of her brother’s bitterness, the young schoolteacher wants nothing more than to return to the students she loves and the town house she calls home.

Then an unexpected detour places her in the path of Gordon Shaw, a handsome newspaperman from Glasgow, who struggles under a burden of remorse and shame.

When the secret of their shared history is revealed, will it leave them tangled in a knot of regret? Or might their past hold the threads that will bind their future together?

As warm as a woolen scarf on a cold winter’s eve, A Wreath of Snow is a tender story of love and forgiveness, wrapped in a celebration of all things Scottish, all things Victorian, and, especially, all things Christmas.

My Thoughts
What a wonderful story! A Wreath of Snow was the first book I've read by Liz Curtis Higgs, and I was so impressed! Liz delivered a sweet yet emotional story with lessons of forgiveness and redemption woven throughout. Often, I find novellas a little lacking—too few pages to fully develop the story. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I felt like I got a complete story in this short, quick read. I still wanted more, but it was just because I enjoyed the story so much! While this technically is a Christmas story, it would be a wonderful read any time of the year. I will definitely be on the lookout for more stories like this from Liz Curtis Higgs in the future! [5 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books Program in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Liz is the author of nearly 30 books, with more than 3 million copies in print. Her popular nonfiction books include Bad Girls of the Bible, Really Bad Girls of the Bible, Unveiling Mary Magdalene, Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible, Rise and Shine, and Embrace Grace.

She’s also a best-selling novelist, creating both contemporary and historical fiction, including her latest award-winning novels, Here Burns My Candle and Mine Is the Night. And she’s written five books for young children, including Go Away, Dark Night.

On the personal side, Liz is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D., who serves as Director of Operations for her speaking and writing office. Liz and Bill enjoy their old Kentucky home, a nineteenth-century farmhouse in Louisville, and are the proud (and relieved!) parents of two college grads, Matthew and Lillian.

Liz Curtis Higgs Online
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2 comments:

  1. How wonderful to count you among my new readers, Brooke! Many thanks for curling up with A Wreath of Snow this winter, and for your very kind words. Forgiveness is definitely a year 'round theme.

    When you're ready for another visit to Scotland, check out Here Burns My Candle and Mine Is the Night, a two-book saga of loss and redemption.

    Blessings to you and yours in 2013!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I've just added both of these to my TBR list. Can't wait to check them out!

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