Thank you to Litfuse and Waterbrook Press for a copy of this novel. I was given a copy for an honest review. This novel has three great authors of Cara Putman, Tricia Goyer, and Sarah Sundin. Each author wrote a story of a child in the Turner family that have a Christmas to remember.
Grandma Louise is excited for Christmas to come each year, but with a second world war what will happen to her grandchildren? Will Abigail be able to heal from the loss of a loved one at Pearl Harbor? Will Pete be able to find purpose after seeing combat in Europe? Or will Meredith be able to forgive losing a true love as she serves the wounded troops in Europe?
I really enjoyed this Christmas story which is written by three different authors Sarah Sundin, Cara Putman, and Tricia Goyer. The structure of this novel is Sarah Sundin wrote the Prologue and Pete’s story. Cara Putman wrote Abigail’s story and the finale. Then Tricia Goyer wrote Abigail’s story.
My one regret was that I didn’t have one afternoon to just sit and read this novel through to the finish. Something that will be helpful to readers is to know that these stories take place at the Christmases from 1942 to 1945. I was a little lost at first and didn’t put the details together at first when these stories took place.
I spent the first years of my life in Missouri and often spent Christmases in Illinois. I remember crossing the Wabash River. Since this river is mentioned as a setting for the story I looked it up on google maps to see where Lafayette Indiana is.
What a great setting for a Christmas story! It definitely captured the magic of Christmas and celebrating the savior’s birth!