These stories were okay, but not really high quality. They were a bit disjointed. Each was written by a different writer. It would have been better to intertwine them as one author does with such stories.
It's Christmas time in Georgia and four very different girls with two things in common are about to all recieve a letter that will change their lives forever and realise that there are things in their pasts that no-one has told them and things that they have believed are now a lie. Four girls all living with different people, different status of lives etc are about to recieve a letter from a law firm telling them all about their birth families and that they are in fact part of a set of identical quadruplets whose mother died a day after they were born and then the foursome were adopted out to diffferent families. The girls Grandmother Emily has called them all home to announce that they have inherited their family home and it has been the day she has been waiting for her whole life - to have and hold her four little granddaughters once again. Each author has written a short story about each daughter and their reaction to the news and the delightful events that occur in the smalltown of Monticello, Georgia. The first sister up is Holly, she is a romance writer and on her way to the lawyer's finds herself taking a detour and winding up in hospital , it is here that she meets and falls for the handsome Doctor. The second sister is Carol , she has been raised in a wealthy family and while in town to meet the lawyer , she runs into Nick - a blast from her past, he used to be her pool boy when they were 16. Now Nick is the manager of Bellingham farms , the farm that Carol and her sisters are about to inherit . Can they put aside their past differences to start fresh or will the revelation of the news affect more than Nick's job ? The third sister is the one that needed the most convincing Starr , so when she doesn't reply the lawyer finds himself flying to LA to meet her and bring her back to Monticello , when sparks fly between the two , we wonder whether Mr. Lawyer will be bringing her back with a status more than Client ? Last, but not least is Noel , she has grown up on a ranch with the affection of Stetson- the ranch hand but when he realises , she wants to go and he doesn't want to be apart from her - will this spur him on for popping the big question ? Of, course all the wonderful questions and the meeting of the sisters with their grandmother is explained in the Epilogue. BTW - Did you notice that each sister is named after Christmas time as the girls birthday is 25th December ?
I had a wonderful time spending a few hours with the Christmas Belles of Georgia.
A four-in-one collection, this Christmas anthology is the story of four sistersâ€”identical quadrupletsâ€”who were separated and put up for adoption as infants. When they're notified shortly before their twenty-fifth birthdays that they've inherited property in Georgia that includes a large, old antebellum mansion, not all of the girls are even aware that they were adopted. The will stipulates that all four of the sisters must spend their twenty-fifth birthday/Christmas day and night in the mansion.
This collection is the story of how they all get there, and the funny, sad, and touching things that happen to each of them on the way. Four stories. Four authors. Did I find ONE favorite? Perhaps, but I'll never tell_
The authors did a wonderful job of tying all the pieces together seamlessly, and I especially enjoyed the personalities unique to each sister. From sweet and innocent, to saucy and feisty, these four women are each as different from the other as day is to night_and yet they each have common insecurities and imperfections, and they all love and serve the same God.
I didn't get a chance to read this collection during the Christmas holidays, as I would have liked, but I discovered in the reading that this one is enjoyable any time of year. Wonderful writing by four writers who know how to tell a story.