Two broken women, two defeated children. Can Grace offer what they’re looking for? When the big city holds nothing but painful memories for sisters Rence and Sandy, they pack it up and head out for Grace and the promises it holds.
Promises of a new start. A new job at Grace General for Rence and a place to begin healing. But most of all, a promise to each of the sisters’ hurting children that a real Christmas awaits them in Grace, complete with snow on giant evergreens and lots of Mistletoe Magic.
But despite its Christmas card atmosphere, Grace, Oregon seems to hold a lot of secrets. Who is that giant of a man they encounter in the woods? Why won’t anyone talk about him? What is the hold the past seems to have over the town? Will they be able to break it before history tragically repeats itself? And will Grace be the place where love and forgiveness finally meet?
My thoughts: I love reading Christmas based stories in the middle of the summer, since it just seems to make the warm days not seem quite so hot. I enjoyed this sweet story of two sisters starting over in a small town with their children. This is a wonderful, small town story filled with secrets, Christmas magic, and healing. The characters are well written and I enjoyed getting to know the town. This is a fun, Christmas themed story to pick up and enjoy!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review.
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About the Author
Kathleen J. Robison is an Okinawan-American, born in Okinawa, and raised in California, Florida, Mississippi, and Singapore. Her travels and her family are the sources of her inspiration for her books. Kathleen and her Pastor husband have eight adult children. Seven are married, blessing them with eighteen grandchildren and counting. Her ethnically diverse background extends to her family of currently thirty-five personalities which provide many opportunities to share God’s amazing love amidst the challenges of real life.
More from Kathleen
I love Christmas stories, and since becoming an author, I’ve wanted to write one. Mistletoe Village started out as Mistletoe Hermit, but then it wasn’t going in quite the happy direction that I wanted. So Mistletoe Village was born. I wrote this sweet, cozy, slightly suspenseful romance with all the elements that make Christmas … Christmas! But most importantly, it’s always about the faith element, Christ.
The main character Rence Paladin is dear to my heart. She was created with someone extraordinary in mind, and I had that person read the book to see what she thought. When she finished, she turned bright red and answered, even if you hadn’t told me … I knew it was me! However, it’s not her story, but it encompasses her delightful personality, some of her sweet memories of a single-mom, and how she strives to keep her focus on Christ while always serving others.
So let’s go. Let me take you to Mistletoe Village. You’ll find a little of everything that oozes Christmas in the tiny town of Grace. Holiday spirit, decorations, a children’s church pageant, and a Christmas festival. Oh, and I’ll introduce you to little Gus, the feisty family cock-a-poo. But most of all, I hope you, like Rence and Carl, rediscover the joy of Christmas at Mistletoe Village.
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Sounds like a great story.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Mistletoe Village, I love the cover and synopsis and I am looking forward to reading this story myselfReplyDelete
Mistletoe Village sounds like a wonderful place to visit and I can't wait to read the book! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Inklings and Notions, for sharing your thoughts! Have a spectacular day!ReplyDelete
I really like Christmas stories and this sounds like a good one. Thank you for your thoughts.ReplyDelete
This sounds like a wonderful book, thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed this story so much.ReplyDelete
This sounds like a beautiful story about a family rebuilding.ReplyDelete