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Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
Experience Christmas through the eyes of adventuresome settlers who relied on log cabins built from trees on their own land to see them through the cruel forces of winter. Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings of modern commercialism where the true meaning of the day shines through. And treasure this exclusive collection of nine Christmas romances penned by some of Christian fiction’s best-selling authors.
Kelly Eileen Hake received her first writing contract at the tender age of seventeen and arranged to wait three months until she was able to legally sign it. Since that first contract a decade ago, shes fulfilled twenty contracts ranging from short stories to novels. In her spare time, shes attained her BA in English literature and composition, earned her credential to teach English in secondary schools, and went on to complete her MA in writing popular fiction.
Writing for Barbour combines two of Kellys great loveshistory and reading. A CBA bestselling author and member of American Christian Fiction Writers, shes been privileged to earn numerous Heartsong Presents Readers Choice Awards and is known for her witty, heartwarming historical romances. A newlywed, she and her gourmet-chef husband live in Southern California with their golden lab mix, Midas!
Liz Johnson holds a degree in public relations from Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, and works as a full-time marketing specialist for a major Christian publisher in Nashville, TN.
Liz Tolsma has lived in Wisconsin most of her life, and she now resides next to a farm field with her husband, son, and two daughters. Add a dog and a cat to that mix and there’s always something going on at their house. She’s spent time teaching second grade, writing advertising for a real estate company, and working as a church secretary, but she always dreamed of becoming an author. When not busy putting words to paper, she enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping with her family. Soli Deo Gloria
Navy wife Michelle Ule is a writer, genealogist, and Bible study leader. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in English Literature and married a submarine officer whom she followed all over the world with their four children. Michelle lives in northern California with her family.
Debra Ullrick is an award winning author who is happily married to her husband of thirty-seven years. For over twenty-five years, she and her husband and their only daughter lived and worked on cattle ranches in the Colorado Mountains. The last ranch Debra lived on, a famous movie star and her screenwriter husband purchased property there. She now lives in the flatlands where she’s dealing with cultural whiplash. Debra loves animals, classic cars, mud-bog racing, and monster trucks. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drawing western art, feeding wild birds, watching Jane Austen movies, COPS, or Castle. Debra’s other titles include, The Bride Wore Coveralls, Déjà vu Bride, Dixie Hearts, A Log Cabin Christmas, The Unexpected Bride, and come January 2012, The Unlikely Wife.
Erica Vetsch is a transplanted Kansan now residing in Minnesota. She loves books and history, and is blessed to be able to combine the two by writing historical romances. Whenever shes not following flights of fancy in her fictional world, shes the company bookkeeper for the family lumber business, mother of two, wife to a man who is her total opposite and soul mate, and avid museum patron.
MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Great historicals for any time of yearDecember 22, 2015MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Nine unique stories from the 1800s offer a great historic read with various settings and situations and plucky women who overcome difficulties. From a city-bred schoolteacher who struggles against immense odds in a rugged, old cabin trying to maintain order during a snowstorm to a widowed storekeeper in Brownsville, Oregon (a historic town where I used to live), these novellas share insights into life during the 19th century. The realistic characters all endure struggles with their situations and relationships, and each encounters unexpected romance. Christmas plays a role but is not the major focus of most stories so this book makes a fine read any time of year. Living up to its title, each piece includes a log cabin too, with the final one being a peeled-pine-log church. I recommend this hearty collection.
Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Cozy Christmas Collection!December 8, 2015Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4A delightful collection of cozy Christmas stories that will warm your heart on even the coldest of winter days!
KatyTennesseeGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful Christmas collectionFebruary 15, 2015KatyTennesseeGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Snow Angel by Margaret Brownley
This is a good story of love and of healing. Sometimes adding children to the mix can accomplish wonders.
The Christmas Secret by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Keeping a secret is not always in the best interest of everyone concerned. This is heart-wrenching story.
Christmas Traps and Trimmings by Kelly Eileen Hake
Times were so difficult for women, who had little or no rights. Interesting story.
A Star in the Night by Liz Johnson
With the help of Jed, Cora learns to trust in God to help her through haunting nightmares of war. This is my favorite of the collection.
The Courting Quilt by Jane Kirkpatrick
Delightful romance focusing on the dilemma and resourcefulness of widows and unmarried women in Oregon, 1867.
Under His Wings by Liz Tolsma
I not only loved the spiritual symbolism in this romance, but I have to say--Noah ticks all the boxes as a superlative hero.
The Dogtrot Christmas by Michelle Ule
Sweet love story highlighting the hardships and joys of settling in Texas in 1836. Great spiritual theme on forgiving one another and oneself.
A Grand County Christmas by Debra Ullrick
Awnyas story is heartbreaking and illustrates extreme loss and cruel hardship. On the other hand, it depicts Gods provision and how He always works out everything for the good of those who love Him. It is a story of contrasts.
Christmas Service by Erica Vetsch
This story touches me the most, because of the spiritual issues and inner conflicts of the young protagonist, Beth Sorensen. What a wonderful hero the reader will find in Christmas Service!
Suzie QAlaskaAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5January 13, 2014Suzie QAlaskaAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It is great to read about things that happened in our past history.
Very accurate and fun reading.
ShermaMississauga, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A log cabin ChristmasDecember 24, 2013ShermaMississauga, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5This book is a collection of heartwarming love stories at Christmas time. It was a really good read and I throughly enjoyed the stories. The second story I completely by passed because i could not get into it. All of the other stories were very well written. I also enjoyed that the authors tried to keep the message of Christmas in some of their stories. I highly recommend this book.