The authors do a good job of showing the complex relationships between men and women. There are misunderstandings, fearing to accept or declare love, trying to deal with the children in the family, and then living in a one or two bedroom log cabin is enough to get on anyone nerves. There are different nationalities, odd family units, dangers from animals and Indians, and more. The authors are very factual about living back in the 1800s. It wasnt easy, but a well-built cabin and someone to love makes it a lot better.
This book would make a nice Christmas gift. Its a book that would be fun to read each Christmas season, just pack it away with your Christmas ornaments. The stories are short enough they would work for reading aloud, too. I really enjoyed reading it.
Although they are all set in the pioneer days, each of these stories is truly timeless. Love, faith and redemption are consistent themes throughout the collection, with each set of characters struggling to find their way through physical and emotional trials. Faith and trust in God is the overriding theme, connecting the stories in the collection as strongly as the holiday setting itself. A wonderful introduction to the work of nine talented authors, A Log Cabin Christmas is a collection you will return to time after time.