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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Where Treetops Glisten Review Part 1!

Where Treetops Glisten by
Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, and Tricia Goyer

Book Description:
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?

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About the authors: 

TRICIA GOYER is a prolific author of nearly forty books, includingChasing Mona Lisa, and a speaker and blogger. 

CARA PUTMAN is the author of twenty books including Shadowed by Grace. She is the winner of the 2008 Carol Award for historical fiction. 

SARAH SUNDIN is the critically-acclaimed author of the Wings of the Nightingale series, the Wings of Glory series, and the forthcoming Waves of Freedom novels.

My Opinion:
I LOVE Christmas Novellas!!!  And Where Treetops Glisten is no exception!  I love the way it is written and how the whole thing is linked!  Cara is a new author for me so I was happy she started things off with White Christmas.  This was one that made me want to read this book when I read the description for the first time.  I LOVE the candy making addition to the story and Abigail quickly became one of my favorite characters!  I really connect with her and I found her to be lovably entertaining as she tries to do the right things, but ends up stumbling through at times.  I also really like Jackson and I found his occupation also interesting!  There is also a bit of a mystery tied into the plot that is intriguing!  Grandma Louise was a character I didn't expect when I started, but I also grew to love her from the start!  With her love and quirkiness she is definitely an entertaining addition to the cast of characters!  I always love a good Grandma! ;)  Humor, inspiration, joy, intrigue, and excitement are just a few of the things I'm taking away from reading White Christmas!  The pace it lovely and I love the way Cara writes!  Her descriptions are excellent and over all style is lovely!  I LOVE IT ALL!!! A wonderful beginning to these stories!!!  TO BE CONTINUED!!!

Songs: "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby, "Silent Night" by Martina McBride, and I think maybe "As Long As It Takes" by Meredith Andrews
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC

Jeremiah 29:11


*I requested and received this book as a member of Litfuse for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about Where Treetops Glisten. ~ASC


  1. I enjoyed your review, and am looking forward to the other parts!
    I read this book too, and loved it as well! Abigail was definitely one of my favourite characters too. :)

    1. Thank you! :) She is a fantastic character and I just love Louise to she makes me laugh SO hard! LOL! I just love Christmas novellas! :)

      Hugs and stay warm! :)


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