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Blooming with BooksBloomer, WIAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Wreath of Snow is a Gift of MercyJanuary 17, 2013Blooming with BooksBloomer, WIAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Wreath of Snow
by Liz Curtis Higgs
I just love the title of this book and the image A Wreath of Snow brings to mind. A Wreath of Snow takes place over just a few days, but deals with the consequences of a foolish mistake that took place 12 years before.
Meg Campbell is fleeing her family home on Christmas eve. Meg can't deal with her brother's accusations that she is selfish because she won't sell the home her aunt left her. Though she had looked forward to spending the holiday with her family she decides return to Edinburgh on the very day she had arrived home.
Gordon Shaw, the very man responsible for the accident that changed her brother's life, is traveling on the very train that Meg has taken. But when a snowstorm prevents them from reaching Edinburgh Meg and Gordon are given a unique chance. But can either find the peace that they seek when they are forced to return to Sterling?
Gordon seeks forgiveness for the pain that he had caused all those years ago. Meg wants to have the family she once had restored to her. But bitterness has ruled in her family for too many years as her parents yield to Alan's every wish. Can anything restore her relationship with her brother?
To protect her family Meg keeps Gordon's identity a secret and makes him promise to do so as well. But another secret simmers just below the surface, a secret that could change everything.
A Wreath of Snow is a lovely evening read with the heart of the story being forgiveness and mercy. Having never before read any books by Liz Curtis Higgs, I did not know what to expect and was given an enjoyable evening of reading and would highly recommend this book.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
i blog 4 books5 Stars Out Of 5Delightful Christmas NovellaJanuary 15, 2013i blog 4 booksWhat a wonderful story! A Wreath of Snow was the first book I've read by Liz Curtis Higgs, and I was so impressed! Liz delivered a sweet yet emotional story with lessons of forgiveness and redemption woven throughout. Often, I find novellas a little lackingÃ¢â¬âtoo few pages to fully develop the story. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I felt like I got a complete story in this short, quick read. I still wanted more, but it was just because I enjoyed the story so much! While this technically is a Christmas story, it would be a wonderful read any time of the year. I will definitely be on the lookout for more stories like this from Liz Curtis Higgs in the future! [5 stars]
I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books Program in exchange for my fair and honest review.
DollyNew MexicoAge: 45-54Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Worth Savoring All Year Long!January 1, 2013DollyNew MexicoAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Although I read this darling novella during the week of Christmas, the oh-so-lovely threads of forgiveness, redemption & hope would be welcome in any season! Liz starts out with a situation in which no happy ending seems possible. As the story evolves, the brokenness in each of the five main characters breaks your heart, too. Even more so as you realize that not one of them is capable of fixing what's wrong on their own. Only God's divine intervention can bring change that heals, but how? Gordon started out looking like a bit of a villain, but Liz beautifully showcases the changes he's made in the twelve years since the "incident." Courage, bravery & honesty fall as beautifully as the snowflakes in this lovely Scottish village. A must read for those who love Christmas, Victorian settings, or Godly romance. If your heart longs for an answer that only the Almighty can bring, this story is for you!
Sarah SundinAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5DelightfulDecember 29, 2012Sarah SundinAge: 45-54Gender: femaleScotland, Christmas, and Liz Curtis Higgs - you just can't go wrong! A sweet romance, but the story also delves deep into what forgiveness means.
Reviews4U4 Stars Out Of 5December 10, 2012Reviews4UIt was Christmas Eve of 1894 and Margaret (Meg) Campbell was heading home to Edinburgh. She planned on spending Christmas with her family in Stirling but the bitterness of her younger brother, Alan, was too much to bear. Her brother was tangled in a web of unforgiveness and anger as he was involved in a terrible accident when he was younger. He also struggled with feelings of inadequacy as he felt he could never quite measure up to his sister. A conversation between him and Meg turned into an argument that was too much for Meg to bear. As much as Meg wanted to spend Christmas with her family she decided it was best to catch the next train home. During her travels she met a handsome man named Gordon. Gordon has secrets that will soon come light. How will Meg react to the news she is about to find out?
This is the first book I have read by this author and I must say that I enjoyed it. The book was well written and was not entirely predictable. It was great reading this during the holidays. I also enjoyed the Scottish Shortbread recipe at the back of the book, as well as, a Reader's Guide. This is truly a wonderful story about the power of forgiveness and how one can be free from the past.
*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my honest review.