Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Christmas Singing - Cindy Woodsmall


Just in case you haven't noticed, it's that time of year!  The temperatures are starting to cool, Christmas music can be found on radio stations, stores are getting decorations ready, and I am reading and watching anything Christmas!!!  I get so excited to be able to review Christmas books!  Take a look at my latest review, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed this book!!

From the author...
After Gideon coldly broke her heart, can the warmth of the season revive Mattie’s hopes?

Mattie thought her childhood sweetheart adored her until he abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve.

Three years later, will learning the truth behind his rejection restore her Christmas joy – or open the door to even deeper heartbreak?

Spend Christmas with the Amish in this story of love, romance, heartache, and restoration.

My thoughts...
Are you looking for a good book to curl up with while sipping a hot beverage on a cool autumn day/evening?  Then this book may be for you!

Mattie Lane, as she is known to Gideon, has had a rough few years.  A broken relationship, her mother's illness, a move to another state, and then losing Mattie Cakes.  Is this really what God has in store for her life?

With an unexpected move back home, Gideon is suddenly back in her day to day life.  While seeing old friends should put a smile on her face, having to interact with Gideon does not have the same effect, she would like nothing better than to never see him again!  And where does Sol fit in...he seems to be the safe answer, they work well together, even if they do more things apart than with each other.  Is this relationship truly how love works?

Woodsmall does an excellent job portraying Mattie's feelings.  At times it seemed as if I was sitting down with a friend and listening to her problems, trying to figure out the answers to her questions.  I could see the kitchen we were sitting in, smell the cakes she was baking, and hear the clip clop of buggies as they were driving past.  Such vivid writing is always a pleasure to read!

I enthusiastically give this book 5 stars and highly recommend it for your autumn/Christmas reading!

**I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group and was not required to post a positive review.

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