Where Treetops Glisten

Where Treetops Glisten: Three Stories of Heartwarming Courage and Christmas Romance During World War IIWhere Treetops Glisten
by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin
Waterbrook
Retail Price $14.99
Amazon Price: $11.24

Book Description:

The crunch of newly fallen snow, the weight of wartime

Siblings forging new paths and finding love in three stories,
filled with the wonder of Christmas

Turn back the clock to a different time, listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow, as the realities of America’s involvement in the Second World War change the lives of the Turner family in Lafayette, Indiana.

In Cara Putman’s White Christmas, Abigail Turner is holding down the Home Front as a college student and a part-time employee at a one-of-a-kind candy shop. Loss of a beau to the war has Abigail skittish about romantic entanglements—until a hard-working young man with a serious problem needs her help.

Abigail’s brother Pete is a fighter pilot hero returned from the European Theater in Sarah Sundin’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas, trying to recapture the hope and peace his time at war has eroded. But when he encounters a precocious little girl in need of Pete’s friendship, can he convince her widowed mother that he’s no longer the bully she once knew?

In Tricia Goyer’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meredith Turner, “Merry” to those who know her best, is using her skills as a combat nurse on the frontline in the Netherlands. Halfway around the world from home, Merry never expects to face her deepest betrayal head on, but that’s precisely what God has in mind to redeem her broken heart.

The Turner family believes in God’s providence during such a tumultuous time. Can they absorb the miracle of Christ’s birth and His plan for a future?

Review

This is a collection of Christmas novellas set in the WWII era.  Each story is well-researched so that it is authentic to the time period and all three are well-written and interesting.  This collection is a winner for anyone who loves novels set in WWII, have a touch of romance and is looking for a holiday read. Instead of separate novels, this is more like a collaboration as each story is related, as the main characters are all part of the Turner family.  While the storylines are separate, they interconnected and it makes reading each novella especially meaningful and interesting as you transition from one to another.

~Reviewed by Jan M.