Monday, December 21, 2015

4-Star Review of "Once Upon a Christmas"

Review of Once Upon a Christmas

55 Heart-Warming Short Stories Bring Meaning to the Season
Rosanne Croft, Linda Reinhardt, Sharon Bernash Smith
Once Upon a Christmas: 55 Heartwarming Short Stories Bring Meaning to the Season

A mysterious package left in the snow on Christmas Eve. A startling encounter with the homeless. A treasured gift of love. Set in the 1800s through the present, in colorful settings that span the globe, beloved inspirational writers Sharon Bernash Smith, Linda Reinhardt, and Rosanne Croft pen charming holiday stories to warm, delight, and romance the heart. Travel to small towns, to the tropics of Africa, to the wilds of Montana, to battlefields, and many more fascinating locations with 55 short stories featuring unforgettable characters who discover, in the midst of difficult circumstances, the true meaning of Christmas.

MY REVIEW:   This is a fun, light reading for the Christmas season but the stories would certainly warm your heart any time of year.   Most of the stories are highly engaging and take place in various time periods and places.   Some of the stories were a little slow for me and I will admit to skipping through portions on those particular ones as I read.   I love the ones set in war times as it called to mind possible scenarios for relatives of my own who served in World War II in particular.   
        These stories can be read one at a time or enjoyed in one sit-down.
        I rate this collection of short stories 4 stars and would be happy to recommend it to readers of inspirational fiction.
        I received a kindle version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review. 

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