by Tricia Goyer (Author), Cara Putman (Author), Sarah Sundin (Author)
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Siblings forge new paths and find 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?
Love, love, loved this collection of interwoven stories, written by some of my favorite authors, centered on one extended family's experiences during WWII. Set in the USA and in Europe this novel deposited me squarely in my early childhood memories of that disruptive era. I heard the songs in my mind, pictured the people, smelled the chestnuts roasting and turkey baking. Tasted the sugar cookies and savored the peppermint candy canes. And felt the ever present fear of looming war. Can't say this book was totally nostalgic, but it did bring back so many memories. Well written stories seamlessly tied together, yet each one with its own unique style and flavor, "Where Treetops Glisten" was a very good read.