Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Where Treetops Glisten-Tricia Goyer, Cara Putnam and Sarah Sundin

Where Treetops Glisten
Tricia Goyer, Cara Putnam and Sarah Sundin
WaterBrook Press, Sep 16 2014, $14.99
ISBN: 9781601426482

“White Christmas” by Cara Putman.  In 1942, Abigail Turner stays home in Lafayette, Indiana while attending Purdue University and working at a candy store.  Abigail prefers no man in her life after her boyfriend Sam died at Pearl Harbor until limping Jackson Lucas rescues her from being hit by a car.

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” by Sarah Sundin.  In 1943 Army fighter pilot Pete Turner is back in in Lafayette but struggles to adjust to the home front after his combat experiences until he meets sad six year old Linnie Kessler.  Her daddy died and his body was never recovered.  Pete wants to bring a Merry Christmas to the hurting child and her widow mom Grace who only knows him as a nasty person.

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Sarah Sundin.  In 1944 in Nieuwenhagen, the Netherlands, Meredith, the younger sister of Abigail and Pete serves as a combat nurse following just behind the troops at the front lines.  However, someone seems to know her, but Merry fears this unknown person is betraying her with reminders of her broken heart or perhaps it is a Christmas miracle.

This is a spectacular WWII family anthology as three siblings are caught up in war and romance to the music of Bing.  Historical romance fans will sing Let It Snow while wishing for the Turner trio to have a Hoosier Merry Christmas in 1945.

Harriet Klausner

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