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The Christmas Heirloom: Four Holiday Novellas of Love through the Generations Kindle Edition
About the Author
Karen Witemeyer is a bestselling historical romance author who believes the world needs more happily-ever-afters. She holds a masters degree in psychology from Abilene Christian University and is a member of ACFW, RWA, and her local writers guild. She lives with her husband and three children in Abilene, Texas.
Becky Wade is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and moved to Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market, took time off to raise her children, then felt God nudging her to pursue contemporary Christian fiction. Beckys work has been a finalist for both a RITA and an INSPY Award.
Kristi Ann Hunter graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Computer Science but always knew she wanted to write. In addition to several pre-published contests, Kristi is a Rita award winner and has also been a finalist in the INSPY, Christy, and GRW Maggie Award of Excellence. She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia. Find her online at www.kristiannhunter.com.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
From the Back Cover
Perfect for the Christmas season, four beloved authors bring their bestselling, award-winning talents to a multigenerational collection of romantic holiday novellas. In stories ranging from 1820s Regency England to present-day Washington state, readers will be treated to Christmas tales of an heirloom brooch passed from mother to daughter for almost two hundred years. Will the family legend claiming the brooch brings love to its recipient hold true for these women separated by the years but bonded together by the ties of family?
In Kristi Ann Hunter's "Legacy of Love," Sarah Gooding never suspected returning a brooch to an elderly woman would lead to a job . . . and introduce her to the woman's grandson. While he may be far above her station, she can't help but notice that his desire to make this Christmas special for his grandmother matches her own.
In Karen Witemeyer's "Gift of the Heart," widow Ruth Fulbright uses the family brooch as collateral for a loan from a wealthy resort owner. But the more she comes to know the man behind the stern businessman, the more she hopes for a second chance at love as the holidays draw near.
In Sarah Loudin Thomas's "A Shot at Love," Fleeta Brady's rough-and-tumble childhood means she prefers hunting to more feminine activities. She never expected her mother's brooch might be how a fellow hunter turns her attention from competition to romance one December.
In Becky Wade's "Because of You," Maddie Winslow has spent years in love with a man whose heart was already spoken for. When a church Christmas project brings them together and she stumbles upon an old family brooch, might it finally be her turn for love? --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07BFJ6FGR
- Publisher : Bethany House Publishers (October 2, 2018)
- Publication date : October 2, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 9876 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 386 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #46,231 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Kristi Ann Hunter's "Legacy of Love" takes us to Regency England, one of my favorite time periods. I especially loved how the relationship develops between these two characters, and we are introduced to the heirloom, a luckenbooth brooch.
"Gift of the Heart" by Karen Witemeyer takes us to Texas in the late 1800s. This story is a sweet one of second chances, and looking past the outside to the heart inside.
Sarah Loudin Thomas was a new author to me, and her "A Shot at Love" brought me to a time period that I don't often go to either. But I found her story charming, and I could even see some of myself in Fleeta, the main character.
Becky Wade's "Because of You" ties in with a series that I have been enjoying as well, set in modern day Washington. I also loved the second chance at love that was the theme of this story.
I would recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys any of the authors that are in it, and you may find a new author to enjoy as well. A sweet, clean Christmas read to enjoy this holiday season.
Each of the four authors have treated us to some very special women. I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite among them, although I am a bit partial to Fleeta Brady. Every one of these women are strong, confident, capable and always desiring to do what is right. Yet they each have a softness about them and a hope in something they are not always sure of. I fell in love with all of them. What great examples they would be to women everywhere.
When I say I wanted more, it is because I found myself wanting to know all the characters of these four novellas better. I wanted to know Sarah Gooding’s past and why she became a companion. I wanted to know the backstory of Ruth Albright’s husband’s death and why she made the choice to move to Texas. What made Fleeta Brady such a tomboy yet ready to open herself up to love. And what was it about Maddie Winslow that caused her to wait for Leo, even though she didn’t know she was. I understand that is the nature of novellas but oh how I want more.
Again, this was a fun and fascinating read, woven together by some very wonderful authors. And it was a great story idea using the Luckenbooth brooch throughout. Having each story take place at Christmas was like cream on the cake. I have already shared this book with friends and family. And it makes a great gift.
I must thank Bethany House Publishers for providing me a copy of this book to review. But I also purchased a Kindle copy too.
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Ich empfehle sehr ausdrücklich, die ersten drei Geschichten zu lesen und das Buch dann wegzulegen.