November 15, 2014

Reviewing "Where Treetops Glisten"


    "Where Treetops Glisten", by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin is a collection of three novellas, each taking place during Christmas time around World War II.  With Christmas as the backdrop, each story focuses on one of three siblings who are each attempting love after going through betrayal, loss and everything else that wartime brings. Each novella has a very different theme as each sibling is in a different life stage and has had their own life experiences.  Just to give you an idea, in the first novella, "White Christmas" Abigail Turner is a college student working in a candy shop who meets a man with some big problems, while in the third novella "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", Meredith Turner, is a combat nurse on the front lines of the war in the Netherlands. 
     I found the characters in each novella to be realistic with believable emotions and "baggage" in their lives.  I was constantly rooting for love to win and I won't spoil it by telling you how the stories end.   A couple of the novellas were faster reads but each had their own charming, heartwarming moments.  I think this is the perfect book to get anyone in the Christmas Spirit and get your mind in the right place as the holidays approach.  The main message I took away from this book is that love, family and faith are so much more important than gifts and all the peripheral craziness that sometimes accompanies Christmas.  I am encouraged to soak in all the magic of this fun season to the fullest. 

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review. 

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