Book Reviews of A Wilderness Christmas: Discover the Old-Fashioned Joys of a Frontier Christmas

A Wilderness Christmas: Discover the Old-Fashioned Joys of a Frontier Christmas
A Wilderness Christmas Discover the Old-Fashioned Joys of a Frontier Christmas
Author: Madeline Baker; Elizabeth Chadwick; Norah Hess; Connie Mason
ISBN-13: 9780843935288
ISBN-10: 0843935286
Publication Date: 11/1993
Pages: 438
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
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4 separate stories... from an Apache childbirth to a lovelorn spinster to the orphan in the wilds of Virginia to an Arizona sheep ranch - each has its own lesson to teach...
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Very good book.I want to share it with some one else
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These are 4 Christmas tales following A FRONTIER CHRISTMAS (2004). Three of the authors returned while Elizabeth Chadwick is new. My favorites were by Elizabeth Chadwick and Norah Hess. Chadwick did a masterful job of showing the incredible tension Merritt was in when she becomes interested in Jonathan.

LOVING DEVLIN (by Madeline Baker) This is a continuation of the story LOVING SARAH in A FRONTIER CHRISTMAS (2004). LOVING SARAH was a page-turner; this one wasnt quite as interesting. It is 4 years after the first story and Sarah has lost two baby boys; shes pregnant again and worried. Marauding Cherokee Indians snatch 71/2 month pregnant Sarah.

There was an interesting interplay between Devlin and his estranged Apache brother, Noche. It was a very satisfying turn.

THE FOURTH GIFT (Elizabeth Chadwick) Isolated and insulated on a sheep ranch in Arizona, 29 year-old Merritt Fox has been doing a mans work since she was very young. Her only companions were lonely old men (Merritts mother died when she was young). Merritt never thought about being female or wearing dresses, etc.

Without telling Merritt, her uncle sells his ½ of the ranch to a book writer, Jonathan Forrester, and scurries off to the fleshpots of San Francisco. Merritt is shocked when she finds that Forrester means to take up residence in her ranch house. This is a story about a young woman, clueless about being feminine, trying to accept the softer side of herself and learning to respond to a man interested in her. It is a very bumpy -- but enjoyable ride.

CHRISTMAS SURPRISE (Norah Hess). Jassy Jeffers is alone on the farm she inherited from her parents two years when men arrive and threaten her. A man (Luke Slater) steps out of the woods and asks if they are bothering his wife. The men leave quickly. Jassy has never seen the man before.

Slater asks her for a meal and says hell do a few odd jobs to repay her kindness. Five months later, Luke is still on the Jeffers farm and the neighbors are starting to talk.

CHRISTMAS STAR (Connie Mason) This story is so hokey I hate to waste the space to summarize the story. Some folks like prophecy and the magic of Christmas but I do not; the story was just too outlandish for me.
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Wonderful book, loved it.
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Great book to curl up with on a cold, snowy day. Grab a cup of cocoa and some tissue and you are set for an afternoon!
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Four short stories from some of the best authors. A fun and quick read.
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These are 4 Christmas tales following A FRONTIER CHRISTMAS (2004). Three of the authors returned while Elizabeth Chadwick is new. My favorites were by Elizabeth Chadwick and Norah Hess. Chadwick did a masterful job of showing the incredible tension Merritt was in when she becomes interested in Jonathan.

LOVING DEVLIN (by Madeline Baker) This is a continuation of the story LOVING SARAH in A FRONTIER CHRISTMAS (2004). LOVING SARAH was a page-turner; this one wasnt quite as interesting. It is 4 years after the first story and Sarah has lost two baby boys; shes pregnant again and worried. Marauding Cherokee Indians snatch 71/2 month pregnant Sarah.

There was an interesting interplay between Devlin and his estranged Apache brother, Noche. It was a very satisfying turn.

THE FOURTH GIFT (Elizabeth Chadwick) Isolated and insulated on a sheep ranch in Arizona, 29 year-old Merritt Fox has been doing a mans work since she was very young. Her only companions were lonely old men (Merritts mother died when she was young). Merritt never thought about being female or wearing dresses, etc.

Without telling Merritt, her uncle sells his ½ of the ranch to a book writer, Jonathan Forrester, and scurries off to the fleshpots of San Francisco. Merritt is shocked when she finds that Forrester means to take up residence in her ranch house. This is a story about a young woman, clueless about being feminine, trying to accept the softer side of herself and learning to respond to a man interested in her. It is a very bumpy -- but enjoyable ride.

CHRISTMAS SURPRISE (Norah Hess). Jassy Jeffers is alone on the farm she inherited from her parents two years when men arrive and threaten her. A man (Luke Slater) steps out of the woods and asks if they are bothering his wife. The men leave quickly. Jassy has never seen the man before.

Slater asks her for a meal and says hell do a few odd jobs to repay her kindness. Five months later, Luke is still on the Jeffers farm and the neighbors are starting to talk.

CHRISTMAS STAR (Connie Mason) This story is so hokey I hate to waste the space to summarize the story. Some folks like prophecy and the magic of Christmas but I do not; the story was just too outlandish for me.
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Great Christmas love stories in frontier settings. I enjoyed them all.
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four great stories in one,by some great authors....