Just Take Me Home is Abigail’s one request for Christmas. But diphtheria strikes her family and traveling home to them becomes impossible. How can Abigail have a “real” Christmas without the traditions of family gatherings, gifts, and sleigh rides?
*** ONE WINTRY NIGHT by Pamela Griffin
Ivy Leander has been displaced from Boston society by her father’s marriage and move to a small Nebraska town -- and she would do anything to return home. She avoids making friends, but Craig Watson has seen through her frosty exterior. Can he teach her about the true meaning of Christmas -- and love?
*** IMAGE OF LOVE by JoAnne A. Grote
Mantie Clark lives with her brother and his wife and is raising her deceased brother’s children. She doesn’t mind adding Lane Powell to the family’s Christmas circle as another brother, but after losing her first love to the War Between the States, she is not interested in a suitor. A moonlight ride starts to soften her resolve, but the risk of loving may be too great for her scarred heart.
*** THE CHRISTMAS NECKLACE by Maryn Langer
When the great Chicago fire steals the lavish home Lucinda Porter once shared with her deceased husband, she takes employment in the country. Wrongly accused of theft and promptly displaced right before Christmas, she meets David Morgan during her homeless wanderings. Can he, a student of the law, help her find justice? Or are there things of more value they must discover together?
*** A CHRISTMAS GIFT OF LOVE by Darlene Mindrup
Rose Johnson has lost the most important man in her life -- her father. At age thirty-five, she is now along on the forlorn prairies of the Dakota Territory. Alone except for her father’s friend Ward Taylor. When Ward proposes a marriage of convenience, Rose is stunned. Will she accept this gift of love?
*** GOD JUL by Tracie Peterson
Sigrid Larsson of Lindsborg, Kansas, may be resigned to spinsterhood, but she is not ready to sell the family homestead and move in with well-meaning relatives. When two men begin to vie for her attention, in whose ear will Sigrid choose to whisper “God Jul” (Merry Christmas)?
*** CIRCLE OF BLESSINGS by Deborah Raney
Stella Bradford has finally found the love of her life. It doesn’t matter to her that he is her English professor at the university or that he seems to be hiding something from his past. But convincing her father that James Collingwood is the man she should marry is going to be a daunting task.
*** CHRISTMAS CAKE by Janet Spaeth.
Elizabeth Evans wants her first Christmas with her husband to be perfect. She is used to a prairie Christmas, but her husband is from the East were traditions are established in wealth and finery. All Elizabeth has is a little egg money, so she sets out to recreate an Evans’s family recipe. Do her Christmas dreams rely only on the outcome of a baking experiment?
*** COLDER THAN ICE by Jill Stengl
Cold as ice describes Estelle’s heart. Since her fiancé died in the Civil War, she believes Christmas no longer worth celebrating and balks at helping her niece prepare for a holiday wedding. Who would think of offering Estelle a romantic sleigh ride?« less
This was a really nice collection of Christmas stories to read especially at Christmas but could be read anytime of the year. Stories were each less than 60 pages so they read quickly & had great messages in of them. I can not pick out just one as my favorite as they all had parts in them that made me enjoy each of them. A good choice to read if you are into historical Christian fiction or even if you just like historical fiction...
Good book of short stories by some fantastic authors. I like the combined short stories by multiple authors. It allows me to read a sample from each author, to determine if I want to read more of a specific author's work. I found all the stories to be historical, interesting and worthwhile. I hope you do too.