Friday, October 4, 2019
Christmas in Winter Hill | Review
If you want a typical Christmas Hallmark in book form, here you have it. A big change for Krista and her daughter, a woman who hates Christmas and is thrown into it, a man she meets instantly, and small town drama that flares into a climax with accusations and questions. I could totally see this as a Hallmark movie.
Personally, I felt the story was a bit rushed and sometimes a little stiff. It’s possible that I could have looked over that, but it greatly lessened my enjoyment that Krista was a divorcee. I’m not judgmental against divorcees, it’s just that the Bible has very clear guidelines concerning them and remarriage (which are not popular in today’s world). Because of that, I wasn’t able to enjoy the story. I didn’t realize this was a book about a divorcee or I wouldn’t have requested it for review, to be fair to the author (there is nothing about it in the blurb.
It was Christian in that Krista clearly remembered a time when she turned to Christ and it was quoted that “all things work together for good,” but it was more of a few comments thrown in at random than an actual Christian lifestyle portrayed.
The whole story with the city council and “Grinch” was interesting. It was a predictable portion of the story, but I still liked it.
*I received this book from the publisher and happily provided my honest review*
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About the Book
Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas. After her rough childhood in multiple foster homes, the holiday season just brings too many bad memories to the surface. But when she accepts a job as a city manager in the mountain town of Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas is part of the deal. The small town is famous for its Christmasville celebration, something that the city manager . . . well, manages.
As she tries to make her tiny new apartment feel like home for her and her eight-year-old daughter, Emily, Krista begins to wonder if this move was a mistake. She doesn't always feel welcomed in the close-knit town, and Emily continually wonders, "Where's the snow?" Can a friendly stranger and his family help restore Krista's Christmas spirit before the big day?
Bestselling author Melody Carlson invites you to spend this holiday season in a town you'll never forget--and never want to leave.