The Christmas Heirloom is a beautiful collection of heartwarming stories filled with the spirit of Christmas!
I love the idea behind this novella collection! Four authors who each write in very different styles and equally different time periods joined together to write one story that spans generations. The execution was flawless and each author took special care in making sure her story blended well into the next.
Legacy of Love by Kristi Ann Hunter – This novella had it all! Humor. Tenderness. Surprises along the way. Well written characters. It was a really great way to kick off this entire journey! Sarah, Randall and the Dowager’s bond was so sweet. This was the first time I’ve ever read anything by Kristi Ann Hunter and I am definitely looking forward to more!
Gift of the Heart by Karen Witemeyer – I never met a Karen Witemeyer story I didn’t like! This adorable story was just perfect! Perfect pace. Perfect plot. Characters that are easy to love. Ruth was determined to provide for her daughter. Her strength was admirable and Ruth’s young daughter, Naomi, was especially charming. Let’s not forget about Mr. Beauregard Azlin…what a gentlemanly hero! This story made me both laugh and cry. Just perfect!!
A Shot at Love by Sarah Loudin Thomas – This was the busiest of the four stories. There was a lot going on and it all fell into place wonderfully!! What a great plot! I adored Fleeta and Hank. Fleeta’s family was so special. I loved how they rallied around her. I’d never read anything by Sarah Loudin Thomas before and I absolutely plan to read her other books! (Side note: How cool is the name Fleeta?!?!?)
Because of You by Becky Wade – I love Becky Wade’s natural, easygoing style. This novella definitely had a lot of depth for such a short story. I enjoyed Maddie and Leo’s sweet story! They were a joy to root for! There was an especially wonderful cameo appearance in this novella, making it very unique from the others, that I simply cannot share because of spoilers! (Eeek! Loved it!) This story is contemporary Christian fiction at its finest!
This collection is perfect for someone looking to step out of their usual genre and try something new. I highly recommend this book! The Christmas Heirloom is available on October 2, 2018. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.