1. Five and Dime Christmas: Four Historical Novellas - eBookThis product is an eBook
    Cynthia Hickey, Patty Smith Hall, Susanne Dietze, Christina Lorenzen
    Barbour Fiction / 2022 / ePub
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  1. Fhlady
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Romance at the Five and Dime
    November 29, 2022
    Fhlady
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Four new-to-me authors took me back in time to the beginning of the Woolworth's Five and Dime stores in 1880's Scranton, Pennsylvania. Growing up, I remember these stores, and loved as a kid taking my pennies and shopping at them.

    These four novellas each focused on one of the sales girls who were ahead of their time by taking a job outside of the home, and the romance they found through a customer/employee at the Woolworth Store. Filled with faith, fun, and romance, this was a thoroughly enjoyable series of novellas that each caught my attention.
  2. Flor
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An Historical Christmas Season At Its Best!
    October 20, 2022
    Flor
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "But there is Someone whose shoulders are broad enough."

    This book will wow you with its nostalgia and heartwarming content. Jesus Light dispels any darkness that has obscured a pathway due to a grievous occurrence in the past. Victory will definitely follow.

    Each story is sure to grab and squeeze your heart with anticipation of good things to come. After all it is Christmas in great historical fashion. Enjoy this beautiful book as I certainly did.

    PS Woolworth's was always a fun place to visit and shop at. They had the best raisin bran muffins and a splendid lunch counter as well.
  3. Jocelyn
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Historical Fiction
    September 8, 2022
    Jocelyn
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Charming, charming, charming. Loved this novella of a Five & Dime Christmas.

    1881, Scranton Pennsylvania is the center of these four novellas. Four young ladies are each working in Woolworths department store. Each has their own story to tell. And each one finds love along the way.

    A Merry Little Christmas finds Hattie working to help her family. When a handsome Englishman keeps coming into the store, she is intrigued. When she takes on a secretarial job, she finds her boss to be Timothy Branson, the very same Englishman who frequents her store. But when she finds out her brothers job may be on the line because of Timothy's work, can they reconcile their differences. And make a difference?

    In A Home for Christmas socialite Essie Banfield takes a job at Woolworths to give her life purpose. When she meets Pastor Max Warner, who has taken in six homeless boys, she finds her heart full of compassion and wants to help. Will Max turn her down when he finds out she is not who he thinks she is.

    The Light of Christmas finds Henry catching the eye of independent Lizzie. This is a delightful story of a slow love bloom.

    Lunch with Maggie. Poor Maggie Larson, left at the altar, and turned off to marriage. A charming widower and his daughter lunch at the counter every Friday. Will Seth's slow attention bring Maggie's heart back to God and love?

    This clean Christmas collection by Susanne Dietze, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, and Christina Lorenzen can be read anytime of the year. But it certainly put me in the Christmas mood with it's faith based elements.

    I received a complimentary ebook copy from the publisher, through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
  4. preppybookprincess
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful Christmas Novella Collection
    September 4, 2022
    preppybookprincess
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Five and Dime Christmas is a wonderful novella collection full of heartwarming Christmas tales that will tug at your heartstrings and remind you of the true reason for the reason this Christmas.

    Set in the 1880's, the collection follows four lovely young ladies that work at the popular Woodworth's five and dime store in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I appreciated that each novella was distinctive from the others, and I loved how the faith element was at the front and center of each one.

    With the way our world is going nowadays, this collection was a much needed respite, and I could barely bring myself to put it down.

    A Merry Little Christmas was a cutesy holiday romance that finds clerk Hattie falling for the handsome Englishman who continuously frequents the store. However, as she takes on a second job working for him, a huge obstacle emerges that seems to put their chance at future happiness at stake. Only by trusting the One who knows the way better than they ever could can this couple ever find their way to happily ever after.

    5/5.

    A Home For Christmas tells the story of socialite Essie Banfield who has taken a job at Woodworth's to try and give her life more meaning. When a handsome pastor who has taken in six boys off the street starts to steal her heart, Essie begins to wonder if God has even more in store for her future than she could have ever imagined.

    This one was a wonderful tale that spoke of the need for charity and compassion, and how it's such an essential part of the Christian faith. This one definitely gave me all the Christmas feels.

    5/5.

    The Light of Christmas was kind of a poor girl/rich boy type of romance, and was a tenderhearted story about store clerk Lizzie who's caught the eye of Woodworth's newest employee, Henry. However, when Lizzie discovers that Henry is from one of the most prominent families in Scranton, she's not sure she could ever measure up to his family's grand expectations. A wonderful, heartwarming romance that emphasized the need for Jesus and community, and how nothing is ever impossible for our Heavenly Father.

    5/5.

    Lunch With Maggie is the last of the four stories, and it ended up being my personal favorite. A touching story about a woman who's been left at the altar, and a charming widow and his young daughter who capture her heart, and begin the process of bringing her heart back to Jesus and back to love.

    5/5.

    This collection is a beautiful bunch of stories, and I enjoyed each and every one. It's definitely needed this holiday season to remind us all to keep our eyes on Jesus, and I highly recommend it.

    Final Rating: 5/5.

    Thanks so much to Barbour Fiction for allowing me to advance read and review this one!

    I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary advance reader copy of this novel from the publisher (Barbour) via Netgalley. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and this is my honest review.
  5. Blue Jeans & Teacups
    California
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    SO SWEET and MOVING
    August 19, 2022
    Blue Jeans & Teacups
    California
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I was immensely moved by these tender stories centered around the old Woolworth's five and dime and lunch counter.

    The common thread of the store tied the stories together so nicely but each one, like the people and relationships were unique respectively. The faith element was wonderful and touching. I am grateful to have read this unexpected treasure and I foresee purchasing a few copies to gift away at Christmas.

    All opinions are mine alone without expectation or compensation. Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher.

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