About the Author
Winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and a finalist for both the RITA and Christy Awards, Karen Witemeyer is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She also loves to reward her readers. Every month she gives away two inspirational historical novels to someone from her newsletter list and offers substantial bonus content on her website. To learn more about Karen and her books, or to join her subscriber list, please visit www.karenwitemeyer.com.
About the Novellas and My Thoughts
“A Texas Christmas Carol”
Eben is the town’s wealthy bachelor and his Scrooge-like gruff exterior keeps people at a distance, but Felicity is determined to draw him out as she seeks donations for the poor.
I loved how Felicity is the perfectly charming antidote to Eben’s tough demeanor. Their interactions are fun and their romance is believable. The lesson of learning the true meaning of Christmas is well woven in the story. This novella is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!
“An Archer Family Christmas”
Cassie and Jim Archer find themselves find themselves praying for a Christmas miracle to get through a tough situation.
It is such a treat to be able to read more about the Archer family! This novella has some sad moments but the thread of hope is well integrated in the story and the plot has a satisfying conclusion. The story flows well and is fast-paced; I had a hard time setting this one aside! The themes of family and faith are once again strong and make a great overall story.
“Gift of the Heart”
Ruth has to offer up a treasured possession in order to secure a loan to help her young daughter, Naomi.
With amusing bits and charming wit, this novella shines the brightest in this collection. There are several Biblical connections in the story that are such a neat link. I like that the characters are strong in spirit, but also relatable and needing to rely on God’s strength just like we do. This story did not feel like a novella for it flowed as well as a full-length novel. I greatly enjoyed this story!
Each of these novellas has charm, romance, and faith that together create a collection that is well worth the read!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.