Where Treetops Glisten Book Review

by adustyframe ~ October 15th, 2014



When I said I’d review this book, I’m pretty sure it was the title and topic that reeled me in. But then it sat on my shelf for awhile and I felt like I just didn’t have enough energy to jump into 3 books. I thought it was the typical novella type book….3 different novellas.

Well, this book IS 3 different novellas BUT it’s put together with a great idea.

All the books tell the story of members of the Turner family so each novella has a little different part of the family story. I think it’s a really clever idea for a book.

I enjoyed reading the stories and liked how the authors worked together to keep the details straight. I think that for the Christmas season, this book would be perfect. Each novella doesn’t require much time to read but is enough of a story to feel like you read a good book.

I like the vintage feel and the Christmas setting. All in all a very enjoyable read and a book that you may want to pick up for your Christmas reading pleasure. I think that it would be even better to read it when it’s chilly outside and you’re cuddled under a big blanket sipping something hot!

About the book:

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?

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Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own.

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2 Thoughts Shared to Where Treetops Glisten Book Review

  1. Barbara H.

    I don’t have this book yet, but I want it. I have read and loved all of Sarah Sundin’s books, so I am definitely planning to get this.

  2. DeeDee

    Tricia Goyer is one of my favorite authors. I’ll have to look this one up.

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