Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Review: A LOG CABIN Christmas Collection

Title: The Christmas Secret
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Category: Historical Fiction, Romance, Religion, Spiritual  
Pub. Date:  09/01/2011
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc. 
Pages:   53
ISBN#:  1616264780

Experience Christmas through the eyes of adventuresome settlers who relied on log cabins built from trees on their own land to see them through the cruel forces of winter. Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings of modern commercialism where the true meaning of the day shines through.

9 Historical Romances during American Pioneer Christmases

I will be doing these nine stories individually.    

About the Author of The Christmas Secret 

Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of almost 50 books with more than 5 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.

 My Review:

As I said in my review of the story Snow Angel, I loved this collection of stories. Each one of them are amazing by themselves, but by putting them all together in this way kept me reading from one to the next with ease. 

So for the first story: The Christmas Secret:

As you start this story you find Elizabeth Canning needing fresh air as she is preparing for her and David's wedding on Christmas Eve. Helen Warner, a close friend of Elizabeth was helping with the preparations. But Helen has her rathers than to clean. You will understand that when you read the book. 

Elizabeth is wanting to start her new life and family where her mother and father as well as her mothers family. But to do that she has to clean and prepare it. Helen is not to thrilled about this. David is one who is very family oriented. He helps his mother with his grandfather. Loves Elizabeth and can not wait till they are married.
In the process of cleaning the house Elizabeth starts dusting an old desk. She cleans all of it except one draw that is stuck. She pulls with all her might and it finally comes open.  comes up on an old battered-looking leather journal. Recognizes her mothers sisters hand writing. What has Elizabeth found? Well you will need to read the book to find out.

Very intriguing story. Loved reading every bit of it. 

So due to the above I am giving this book a Breath of Life Rating of:

 Five Clocks Rating!!!

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~Dana Pratola said...

Sounds great. I can definitely support books that steer away from Christmas commercialism =-)

Linda said...

Just finished it and loved every story....could not put it down once I started a story.....

Rev. Kim Justice said...

Thanks Dana, this was definitely one of those books.. :) loved the whole book.. Thanks Linda.. I couldn't either, even though I was having some health issues.. I read it all the time and really could not stop.. My husband thought I was stuck in the book some how.. (I was) the characters are awesome in each story.

Ali said...

Great post, this book looks and sounds really good!!! I might just have to borrow it from you :P


Rev. Kim Justice said...

Just let me know.. :D

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