When newlywed Susanna's old flame comes back to their district, causing troubles in her new marriage to the love of her life, Herman Wagler. It get's harder when Herman announces that he doesn't want to celebrate Christmas with a big to do. Will Susanna and Herman be able to patch things up in time for Christmas?
This is actually the first novel by Jerry Eicher that I have personally read, and it exceeded my expectations by far. It wasn't your typical heartwarming Christmas tale, (not that it wasn't heartwarming), it was more of a romance about a young couple learning and working out the difficulties in their young marriage.
I found the characters to be wonderful well developed, and I loved how this book wasn't your typical Christmas novella. The story was compelling, and heartfelt. I really wanted Herman and Susanna to finally be able to connect and understand each other better.
Overall lovely love story, in a sweet novella, from Jerry Eicher. After reading this story I know that I will definitely be reading more from Mr. Eicher in the future! A lovely Christmas love story.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
This is a short but sweet book about a newly married couple and their struggle to create their own traditions for Christmas. The great thing about the story is seeing growth in each of the characters take place. Susanna's thoughts and inner struggles seemed plausible, and I really came to like Herman by the end!
Special thanks to Ginger Chen for sending me a review copy. I wasn't required to write a positive review, just my opinion on the book.
I normally like to keep Christmas books to read around the holidays but I couldn't wait to start on this one, so I dug right in. Don't get me wrong, there is Christmas in the book, but it's also a story I'd say just about anyone could relate to, which makes it a page-turner.
Susanna has a new husband, who probably wouldn't have been her first choice, though she does love him. The story involves the things almost all newlyweds go through - differing traditions, living up to the in-laws' expectations, remembrances of an old flame (when he suddenly pops back into town with Susanna on his mind), and learning to start a brand new life - with no turning back.
I very much enjoyed it ~ the push-pull and range of feelings made it not only believable, but kept it interesting. Plus it's not a real long novel, which makes it perfect for reading around the holidays (although like I said, I couldn't wait). I'd give it an A+. Good job, Jerry!