Where Treetops Glisten
Where Treetops Glisten is a charming collection of three heartwarming Christmas romances set during World War II. The back cover copy immediately caught my eye - "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". The first story is White Christmas by Cara Putnam. Abigail Turner loses her beau to the war, and she's nervous about becoming romantically involved again. A young man comes into her life and challenges her to learn to love again.
The second story is I'll Be Home For Christmas by Sarah Sundin. She introduces us to Abigail's brother, Pete. He's a fighter pilot home from the war just in time for Christmas. While home, he meets a sweet child and has to convince her widowed mother that he's not the childhood bully she remembers ... and tries to win her heart.
The third offering, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Tricia Goyer, Merry Turner is working as a combat nurse overseas in the Netherlands to help the war effort. She's faced with a betrayal and God's plans to redeem her broken heart. Merry must trust in the Lord to heal her and plan for her future.
I loved this sweet set of stories. Each story is a short story, but with an overall length of 356 pages, each story has enough meat and depth to it and hold your interest and really develop the characters. Also, the stories overlap and intertwine, so you still get to "see" the characters continue to develop as you read on. The cover is beautiful and this is the perfect book to read at Christmastime, with a mug of hot chocolate by the fire! I highly recommend this book as the Christmas season approaches. I felt transported back to another time as I read and the simple joys of Christmas intertwined with the heaviness of World War II were the perfect combination. There are also recipes included in the back that were mentioned in the story, so that is a fun addition to the book! Looking forward to trying them. I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves Christian or historical fiction.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.