With Christmas in His Heart is by one of my favorite authors - Gail Gaymer Martin. This story is set on Michigan's Mackinac (some call it Mackinaw) Island.. in the winter. It centers on a young ad executive, Christine, who has come to Mackinac to care for her ailing grandmother. While there she meets Will, her grandmother's boarder and self-appointed grandson. Over time, Will and Island life melts Christine's cold self-protected heart. Christine comes face to face with many crossroads in her life... the most important one deals with her wavering faith. I truly enjoyed this book. I love the setting. I have never been to Mackinac... I haven't been to any part of Michigan in fact... but I fell in love with the idea of living in a small town atmosphere full of artisans. I also loved seeing the internal struggle in Christine as she looked at what the world expected of her and what the Lord requires. It is a struggle I have dealt with many times in my life... one I think we all deal with.
So good I read it twice! The author makes me want to visit the setting. Great story.
enjoyed the setting of Mackinac Island in winter!
Nov 06 edition - it's great!!! A wonderful love story and scenic descriptions that make me want to go celebrate Christmas on a snowy island!
Reading about Christmas season on the beautiful and historical Mackinac Island will help anyone feel in the Christmas mood!
I liked this story; enjoyable read.
Caring for her grandmother was a labor of love, but busy executive Christine Powers worried about the paper piling up in her office. And no sooner has she arrived on Mackinac Island during the frantic holiday season than her haughty attitude was challenged by Will Lambert, her grandmother's enigmatic boarder. His laid-back style grew on her, as did his sreadfast faith in this season of joy and wonder. But an ultimatum to return to work or lose her job forced Christine to decide between her heart and her career.