Thursday, August 7, 2014
Review: Evergreen: A Christiansen Winter Novella (Christiansen Family) by: Susan May Warren
About the Book:
An empty nest has Ingrid Christiansen dreading the upcoming holidays, but her husband, John, couldn't be more excited about this new season of life. He even has a surprise trip abroad planned. He's sure she'll love it. What's more romantic than Christmas in Paris? Before he can stop her, however, Ingrid agrees to spearhead a major church project. Then their faithful dog, Butterscotch, needs emergency surgery, draining their savings. And then--because disasters strike in threes--an unexpected guest arrives, dredging up old hurts.As a beautiful blanket of snow transforms the north woods into a winter wonderland, a deep chill settles over John and Ingrid's marriage. With the holidays fast approaching, their only hope of keeping their love evergreen depends on turning the page on the past and embracing a new chapter of their future.
About the Author:
Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I'm a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I'm an adventurer -- having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that's why my characters can't sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another -- they're too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories, that I hope inspire and entertain!
Empty nesting is something I hope I never get to experience too much of. My youngest will be living with us until we are in our fifties and I know by then we should have grand kids running around. So I guess our little guy is our guarantee that we won't have to endure that sorrowful experience. But John and Ingrid decide to take the bull by the horns and enjoy their time to themselves and what better place to do it then in Paris and especially during Christmastime.
But all of sudden things start happening that makes it appear that these two lovebirds will not be able to experience a love filled Christmas in the most romantic place in the world. This book is short and sweet and is something perfect for you to read in just a few hours. I love how the author's books transport me into modern day but in another time zone. she is very talented and I enjoy her books immensely.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Tyndale Blog Network.