Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Book Reviews

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Kate's Choice 


Louisa May AlcottKate's Choice
By Louisa May Alcott
{Review By Bethany}
Description: "In this 150 year old Christmas classic by the beloved author of Little women, English Kate is faced with a life-changing choice. Orphaned at 15, she tries hard to fulfill her father's dying wish: deciding which of her four American uncles' families she will live with. But how can she make such a decision?"

I really enjoyed this long-loved, heart felt story about Kate, who has a choice to make as to were she will live after her parents die and leave her an orphan. It was a sweet story about the tight bond between a grandmother and her grand-daughter. It was very refreshing and a relativity quick read {It took me one sitting to read it}. This is a wonderful fire-side reader! Note: This edition has two other Christmas stories, those of which I did not read...I am only reviewing the first story, Kate's Choice.} I give it 5 out of 5 stars!

White Christmas Pie
White Christmas Pie 
By Wanda E. Brunstetter
{Review By Bethany}

Description: "Abandoned by his father, Will Henderson was raised by an Amish couple. Now he's about to marry Karen Yoder but is having second thoughts. Can Will overcome the bitterness of his past in order to secure his future? Karen cannot break through the barrier her fiance has suddenly constructed around his heart. When she seeks the advice of an old boyfriend, Will begins to see green. Has he already lost his chance for happiness?
When an accident threatens Will's life, the strength of blood ties is tested. Will a recipe for White Christmas pie contain the ingredients for a happily-ever-after?" {Taken from Christian Book Distributors}

I have recently began to read Wanda's books and have really enjoyed this sweet Christmas story! It was a great love story, without too much romance. Although their was a bit of romance {The main character is engaged, however there was no kissing scenes, which I appreciated}. It was very suspenseful and had the most wonderful ending and I really enjoyed reading it! If you enjoy Amish fiction and are looking for a good Christmas novel then I would definitively encourage you to read this book! I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

2 Words of Grace:

Bekah said...

Both of these books are lovely reads! I highly recommend both!

Rachel said...

I am a big fan of Wanda Brunstetter! I love all her books, because even though they are romance, they are not over the top, and she keeps me in suspense up until the last page! I recommend all her books!