I was looking for something to read during the Christmas season, and stumbled upon this delightfully old-fashioned book. Journey back to America during World War II and experience Christmas through the eyes of the Turner family. This book is actually a collection of three stories, each by a difference award winning author.
Cara Putman’s “White Christmas” stars Abigail Turner, a college student with a troubled heart. But her path crosses with a very troubled young man, who needs friends that will reach out to him. Sarah Sundin once again weaves a story of fighter pilot in “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Pete returns home to recover from the war, and encounters a tiny girl who captures his heart. Her quest for her lost father leads Pete to her mother, a girl he hurt years ago. And Tricia Goyer finishes the collection with “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. Meredith (Merry) is serving as a combat nurse, losing herself in her work rather than face her broken heart. But God leads her face to face with her greatest fear, causing her to wonder if it may be a Merry Christmas after all.
This collection of simple, heartwarming stories was a relaxing read that kept me engrossed from cover to cover. Each of these ladies is a talented, creative author who weaves stories of realistic characters and the joy of the holiday season. I highly recommend this read for your Christmas shelf.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.