Book Review: “Where Treetops Glisten” By Sarah Sundin, Tricia Goyer and Cara Putman

November 1, 2014 at 1:55 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Sarah Sundin, Tricia Goyer and Cara Putman team up in their new book, “Where Treetops Glisten book coverWhere Treetops Glisten” published by WaterBrook Press to give us Three Stories of Heartwarming Courage and Christmas Romance During World War II.

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 a 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 Theater in Sarah Sundin’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas, trying to recapture the hope and peace his time at war has 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 a future?

Take World War II as the setting, add three stories regarding the Turner family from Lafayette, Indiana, have three different authors write these stories and you have a recipe for success. This is a marvelous idea where the book is more than just a collection of stories around a theme these stories all involve one member of the same family at Christmas time. Through these stories we get to see how the war is affecting each of them not only individually but as a family as well. All three of them are wounded somehow and it takes the work of God to bring about their individual healing during the Christmas season. Each story is a standout and each author has surpassed herself in her writing. Each of these authors give us such wonderful characters that we really do not want their stories to end.  I enjoyed this book and look forward to more collections like this.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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