About the book:
The crunch of newly fallen snow, the weight of wartime
Siblings forging new paths and finding love in three stories, filled with the wonder of Christmas
Turn back the clock to a different time, listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow, as the realities of America's involvement in the Second World War change the lives of the Turner family in Lafayette, Indiana.
In Cara Putman's White Christmas, Abigail Turner is holding down the Home Front as a college student and a part-time employee at a one-of-a-kind candy shop. Loss of a beau to the war has Abigail skittish about romantic entanglements---until a hard-working young man with a serious problem needs her help.
Abigail's brother Pete is a fighter pilot hero returned from the European Theater in Sarah Sundin's I'll Be Home for Christmas, trying to recapture the hope and peace his time at war has eroded. But when he encounters a precocious little girl in need of Pete's friendship, can he convince her widowed mother that he's no longer the bully she once knew?
In Tricia Goyer's Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meredith Turner, "Merry" to those who know her best, is using her skills as a combat nurse on the frontline in the Netherlands. Halfway around the world from home, Merry never expects to face her deepest betrayal head on, but that's precisely what God has in mind to redeem her broken heart.
The Turner family believes in God's providence during such a tumultuous time. Can they absorb the miracle of Christ's birth and His plan for a future?
This is the perfect, feel-good book to warm the heart at Christmas time! I normally am not a fan of novellas but I thought the authors did a good job of bringing the stories together without the storyline feeling rushed, as well as making the characters consistent throughout each book, even though they were written by different authors. My favorite was Sarah Sundin's I'll Be Home for Christmas. While it's not the most intriguing and complex story-line I enjoyed the writing and characters. So if you're looking for an easy, holiday romance to read this year then grab Where Treetops Glisten and curl up by the fireplace. Maybe even whip up a batch of Pete's Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies to go with your hot cocoa...I loved how they included recipes in the back of the book :)