~The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere~
Can you guys believe I had not read this book before? This story was based on the song of the same name and I think that’s why wasn’t on my radar.
If you’re looking for a short, sweet, Christmas read that reminds us of what is truly important, then this book fits the bill. This is a story with strongly Christian themes. It moves quickly through time, but I don’t mind that. All of the story problems were resolved, no holes left. I actually prefer a short Christmas book during this busy holiday season.
The story felt like a gentle reminder to value the most important treasures in life.
Heartwarming. Sweet. Easy to read.
~The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson~
“It’s as if heaven has grown closer somehow. It used to feel so far away and otherworldly. But knowing that my loved ones are already there makes it seem more real.”
“Sometimes we have to let our dreams go in order to allow God to bring them back to us –in his way and his timing.”
Anytime I need to get into the holiday spirit, I pull out a Melody Carlson book.
Abby has been known as an “Earth Angel” for her many good deeds, and when she passes away, her book club members are devastated at the loss. In preparation for Christmas, Abby had made an angel ornament for each of the four women. When her husband delivers the angels, the friends make a pact to carry on her tradition of doing good.
This short Christmas novel follows four friends as they attempt to follow in Abby’s footsteps. New beginnings and lessons learned enrich the lives of the friends as they purpose to honor their friend’s memory.
A feel good, heartwarming read. Inspirational. Touch of romance. A story in the tradition of her past Christmas books. Enjoyable, easy read.
Do you have a favorite Christmas author?
~Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber~
“Christmas is a condition of the heart.”
Merry’s loving, but meddling, family sign her up for an online dating service. They don’t post a photo of her. Merry’s boss, who she perceives as cold, comes across the dating profile. He doesn’t post his photo, either. Inevitably, the two strike up a conversation without knowing the true identity of the other and develop an online relationship. You know where it goes from there.
Classic, well done romcom of the best sort. Merry Knight is an adorable character, and her situation with her love interest is charming. As it turns out, Jayson Bright is not really the bad sort he’s been pegged as. Both our hero and heroine have a complicated family life and issues to deal with. Good story line that kept me reading.
Every time I try to write about this one, I end up giving spoilers, so instead let me just say, if you like charming romcom with a Christmas theme you should get this book. Cute, warm, satisfying. An enjoyable holiday read.
This year I’ve discarded more Christmas books than I finished, but this is a good one.
Have you read any good Christmas books this season?