Melody CarlsonRevell / 2019 / HardcoverOur Price$5.004.5 out of 5 stars for Christmas in Winter Hill. View reviews of this product. 41 Reviews
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kathaeFront Royal, VAAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Lovely Christmas StoryDecember 22, 2019kathaeFront Royal, VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5One of my favorite parts of Christmas is reading a new Christmas book by Melody Carlson. Carlson creates a holiday atmosphere in which the reader is fully immersed in the town's Christmas celebration. More than that, the characters are people that the reader could expect to meet in any day's comings and goings. Krista, the main character, has to be tough, both professionally and as a single mother, but she also knows the value of integrity, truthfulness, and compassion. This was a short book, but one in which the reader can join the town of Winter Hill in their Christmasville celebration.
I received a copy of this book from the author for review purposes. The thoughts expressed here are my own.
MFurAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Delightful Christmas Story!December 21, 2019MFurAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5So many times, during the Christmas season we hear of sad stories and difficult times that happen to people around us. People who have had their hearts broken and hurt to the point of never believing anything good could happen during this season.
This is what has happened to Krista and her daughter Emily. Their lives have had so many hard events. But they've just moved to a new town and this town starts to show them Christmas really is a wonderful time. A time full of wonder and beauty, woven with bits of the holiday magic.
The author, Melody Carlson has written a sweet story of hope and love. Her description of this town sounds like a place I'd love to visit or even live in. I felt all the emotions that the characters experienced.
This was a sweet book to read before the Christmas holiday busyness settled in. I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend you pick it up to read.
I was given this book by the publisher which did not influence my review in any way, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
karen5 Stars Out Of 5sweet bookDecember 12, 2019karenQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5this book after reading I have sent to my sister for Christmas. very sweet story. I recommend Medlody Carlson.
MoonpiePRYORAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5MS. CARLSON HAS DONE IT AGAIN!November 11, 2019MoonpiePRYORAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Slow my beating heart! Another Melody Carlson Christmas book! I cannot even express how I look forward to each one of Ms. Carlson's new holiday books! It amazes me how she captures the spirit of the season and all character's individual perceptions.
Winter Hill looks like a fresh new start her life and her career to recently divorced Krista. Her job as a small town city manager turns out to be much more complex than she anticipated. A difficult childhood in foster care has turned Krista into a non-Christmas person. Even with her little daughter Emily she doesn't celebrate the holiday. Wouldn't you know it! Winter Hill is Christmas celebration crazy! As new city manager she is thrown directly into the hubbub of planning the big event. More serious problems are at hand as Krista finds some concerning evidence in the inner workings of the city finances.
There were so many emotions Ms. Carlson captured in her characters. For one, the excitement of town's people preparing for their giant annual celebration. It was contagious just reading it! I could picture all the food, game booths and families spending quality time together.
Not everyone has Currier and Ives Christmas memories. Pain and disappointment can sometimes run deep, like Krista's from her childhood in foster care. I felt her struggle in trying to hide her attitude from her new associates and her sweet little daughter. I experienced her anxiety of doing the right thing even though it was unpopular as a new person in town. The author's talented writing also enabled me to picture each person, the decorations, and all the details surrounding the story. It was almost like watching a Christmas movie! Not only will this book put you in the Christmas spirit but will delight you with many surprises along the way. Another incredible Christmas book by the author! I can't wait for the next one!
I received this book from Revell Publications in exchange for an honest review.
The opinions are my own.
Sarah2 Stars Out Of 5Felt like it was missing somethingOctober 28, 2019SarahQuality: 2Value: 2Meets Expectations: 2This was a very short, sweet story. I personally did not get into the characters or the writing. I was not able to follow the story line, as I felt like I was always missing a piece of the story. It was very anti-climatic. I was hoping for more but didn't get it. This probably would have been turned into a cute sweet hallmark movie but the book wasn't there for me.