Sunday, November 23, 2014

Where Treetops Glisten (Blog Tour + Review)

Where Treetops Glisten
by Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, Tricia Goyer
Christian Fiction / Historical / Romance
Available September 2014
Waterbrook Multnomah
368 pages



About the Book
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 a 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 Theater 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 a future?

My Thoughts
Three of my favorite authors. Christmas stories. About siblings. Set during World War II. All of this combines for an amazing collection of stories in Where Treetops Glisten. Typically in collections/ anthologies, the stories are either independent or are loosely connected. I loved how these three stories are more closely tied together.

All three of these stories were amazing and well-executed! The romance thread is strong, which I love. And the historical aspects provided a balance to the primary relationship in each novella. I don't know that I can choose one favorite, so I'll just encourage you to read all three for yourself!  [5 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my fair and honest review.


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