Where Treetops Glisten
by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin
-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 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?
WWII & Christmas fiction at its best!
White Christmas by Cara Putman
A sweet story about letting go of fear and letting love in. White Christmas will take you back to a time of uncertainty but also a time when faith, family, and love were the most important things. I really enjoyed the slight touch of mystery woven into the story.
I'll Be Home For Christmas by Sarah Sundin
I think of the two I've read this is my favorite of the novellas so far. I just loved precocious little Linnie! I'll Be Home For Christmas is a story of love, forgiveness, and letting go of the trash we bring into lives and keeping the good things God has for us.
This Book earned a 4 Bark rating.
I loved the play on words in the title of this story, Merry is the name of the heroine. This story was a little different than the other two in that it takes place on the front lines instead of back home in the U.S. Merry's story is about sacrifice, forgiveness, and waiting on God's plan.
When I first picked up the Where Treetops Glisten I didn't realize it was the story of three siblings, I just saw that it was written by three of my favorite authors, but I just love how it turned out.
The theme of family is such a breath of air in today's culture. I enjoyed the strong and positive influence their parents, and grandmother, have on Abigail, Pete, and Merry.
For me, history used to end with WWI but in recent years I have discovered WWII fiction and have fallen in love. These novellas are written by masters of WWII fiction. You can be guaranteed that any WWII story written by Sarah Sundin, Cara Putman, or Tricia Goyer, will be well researched and a wonderful read.
A quick read, easy read Where Treetops Glisten is a must this Christmas!
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Where Treetops Glisten by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin a 4 Bark rating.
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (September 16, 2014)
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