Thursday, September 18, 2014

Where Treetops Glisten

GIVEAWAY

GOYER, TRICIA
PUTMAN, CARA
SUNDIN, SARAH
WHERE TREETOPS GLISTEN

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?

My Review:

What?! I can see your minds whirling in confusion. A Christmas book already? It's only September. To which I say, it's never too early for Christmas fiction when it is as exceptional as this one! The collaboration of three talented authors of this calibre promises immense satisfaction. Rest assured,  they deliver in this stunning novella collection that celebrates the real meaning of Christmas.

I can't pick out my favourite story. In fact, each novella is so well meshed with the others that Where Treetops Glistens reads as fluidly as novel. The continuity in the Turner family and the town they live in is seamless. Gave me the feel of getting to read a three book series one after the other. Talk about reader gratification!

The Word War II setting brings a special poignancy to each story. I don't know if it's because so much of my Christmas traditions are anchored in classic movies from that era, but the hope of Christmas seems more magical somehow. The romance stirs me more. Life in general seems more vibrant because so many lives are in peril. Goyer, Putnam and Sundin deliver compelling stories that honor the season and the brave Americans who lived their lives to the fullest despite crushing odds. Where Treetops Glisten is the kind of read that will herald in the warmth of the season and leave you basking in its glow right through to Christmas.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Where Treetops Glisten please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday September 21 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Waterbrook Press for a review copy of this book.
http://litfusegroup.com/author/glisten

57 comments:

  1. Good Morning Kav,

    I have been looking forward to reading this book! The authors are so well versed in WWII history that I felt that I was personally there witnessing all that was happening as I read other books written by them. In fact I read Sarah Sundin's newest series Wings of the Nightingale series in about a weeks time.

    Have a wonderful day!

    ~Tammi

    dandtdearing{at}earthlink{dot}net

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    1. And these stories read like a full length novel. Incredible talent amongst these ladies. Good luck, Tammi.

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  2. Love the idea of them all being so connected. I don't read a lot of these novella collections, but this sounds like a good one!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's like a novel set in three parts. Loved it. Good luck, Patty.

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  3. I love Christmas stories. Count me in, Kav! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  4. I'm looking forward to this book, I'm glad all the stories flow seamlessly. I can't wait for Christmas so I might as well read about it! Thanks for the giveaway!
    garfsgirl AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Reading Christmas stories is one of my favourite things about the holidays and I like to start early!!!! Good luck, Lis.

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  5. Have this one on my wishlist-- agree that it's not too soon to read a Christmas book when it's really good! Thanks for the great review and giveaway.kjrochon40(at)msn(dot)com

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    1. You have to start reading early so you can read all the great books before Christmas. At least that's what I tell myself. Good luck, Karen.

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  6. I am always looking for new authors to read. This book sounds like the kind I enjoy reading.
    jwisley8(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Isn't it fun when you get to meet new authors in a novella? Three for the price of one. Good luck Joye.

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  7. This looks like a great Christmas book by three great authors. Would love to win it. I LOVE the title.

    Amber Schamel
    visionwriter2 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's fantastic...a definite must read if you love Christmas. Good luck, Amber!

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  8. What a great trio of authors! I"d love to read these Christmas stories.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  9. I agree, Kav. It's never to early for great Christmas fiction! Christmas stories are some of my very favorites. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. We even had frost this morning, so definitely time to curl up inside iwth a good book -- why not a Christmas story?! Good luck, Britney!

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  10. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  11. I love stories set around Christmas. Sounds like a great collection. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.
    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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    1. It's a stellar collection. Good luck, Anne.

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  12. Christmas stories are some of the best! ThNk you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  13. Yay! It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas stories time. I love Christmas stories!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. And Christmas songs...which this one features as well. You'll love it, Amy. Good luck!

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  14. Thank you so much for the lovely review - and I'll spread the word about the giveaway. Don't enter me...of course :)

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    1. LOL -- won't enter you in the draw, Sarah, but thanks for stopping by!

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  15. I love reading Christmas fiction and have been looking forward to this one for a while! And I agree that it's never to early for good Christmas novels:)

    Brittany Keating

    Email: rolltide_04(at)yahoo (dot) com

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    1. This would make a great start to your Christmas reading, Brittany. Good luck!

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  16. Would love to win it! Love Christmas stories! patriciaann1951atyahoodotcom

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  17. I am so looking forward to this book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

    Godspeculiartreasurerae (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. It's worth the anticipation, Raechel. Good luck!

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  18. I love this book cover! Thanks for sharing with us!
    rw620ATaolDOTcom

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    1. It has a nostalgic vibe to it, doesn't it? Good luck!

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  19. Thanks for this feature and giveaway. Sounds memorable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, traveler. Good luck.

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  20. Looks like a good read. momtr3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. I purchase holiday themed novels all year round to enjoy purposely during the holiday season, from Thanksgiving through the New Year - thanks for a chance to participate

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    1. Reading Christmas is one of the best things about the holidays. Good luck, Jennifer.

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  22. Three great authors and three great Christmas stories, sounds like the perfect combination for a wonderful book. I would love to read this one.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. It's definitely a powerhouse collaboration. Good luck, Maryann.

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  23. I am sooooooooo looking forward to reading this :)
    taralyneeATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Hope you get to soon, Tara. Good luck!

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  24. HI! Very excited to read this book, just in time for Christmas! I was humming carols just the other day.

    kwhittle(at)wgem(dot)com

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    1. You'll be belting them out after you read this book. Good luck, Newsgirl.

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  25. Kav, I really love the Christmas books. And, these are three great authors. Sure hope I can win it. Thanks for a chance.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Reading Christmas books is a great way to anticipate the season, isn't it? Good luck, Maxie.

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  26. I read at least one Christmas book each year and this year, this is my choice. What a wonderful opportunity to read from three great authors. Hopeful!
    betsybumpusathotmaildotcom

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    1. It's a great choice if it's going to be your one and only. Good luck, Betsy.

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  27. Chrstmas will be here before you know it.
    Rebeccalyn73(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Shhhh, Beckie, don't say that. We need more time for reading Christmas books. Good luck!

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  28. I just got back from a mini vacation in Mammoth, California and every night in the lodge, I would crack open...well figuratively since I used my Nook...a different Christmas book or novella (from The Christmas Bus to the Christmas Shoppe and more). It was a blast, and I have to admit I am already going to pile more Christmas books on. I've decided to swing into the season early now and when I stopped here, I couldn't resist your review! Thanks for sharing the review and a chance to win.
    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You can never read too many Christmas stories, Kelly. Especially if they are as good as this one. Good luck!

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  29. I can't wait to read this book!!! Kim
    chevy49girl AT yahoo DOT com

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