Thursday, September 18, 2014
Handcarved Christmas by Cynthia Hickey
A Historical Christian Romance Christmas Novella
Things I look for in a good book are characters that come to life and settings I can see. I found both in this book! I also have a soft spot for tales set in the 1800's. Laura is a mail order bride, brought there by the brother of the groom, without his knowledge. As soon as Ben found out what Sam did, he was grateful for the Christmas gift of this beautiful girl. A girl who fulfilled the wish of his dying mother and also wanted to be a part of their ranch and his life in Montana. Both unsure of how the other really feels about them, the rest of the book is about how they get to know one another and become man and wife, following the plan that God had made for them.
I found some inconsistencies in timelines and grammar that slowed the story down a little bit for me, which is why I gave it four stars instead of five. Otherwise, this is one of the best Novellas I've read.
I received this book in return for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions expressed here are solely my own.
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