November 17, 2014

Where Treetops Glisten

Where Treetops Glisten 
"Where Treetops Glisten"
Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin

"Where Treetops Glisten" tells the story of the Turner family, who live in Lafayette, Indiana.  It is a complication of three stories written by three different authors.  The time is the Second World War.  But each story is set in a different year and focuses on a different Turner child.  it also focuses on a different Christmas Song written in that year.

Cara Putman tells us the story of Abigail in "White Christmas".  She is going to college and working at a one-of-a-kind candy shop.  But due to the loss of her boyfriend, to the war, she is done with romance.  Until a hard-working young man with a serious problem needs her help.

"I'll Be Home For Christmas" is by Sarah Sundin and about Abigail's brother, Pete.  Pete is a fighter pilot hero returned fro mteh European Theater.  Even though the war has changed him for the better, he has to convince the hometown folks of that fad.  Especially a widowed mother of a precocious little girl in need of Pete's friendship.  Can he convince her he is no longer a bully?

And last we hear the story of Meredith in Tricia Goyer's "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas".  She is a combat nurse on the front lines in the Netherlands.  Halfway around the world she has to face her deepest betrayal head on, which is what God had planned to heal her broken heart. 

The Turner family relies on God's strength during a tumultuous time.  Will each of the Turner children find their way home for  Christmas?

I don't know when I have enjoyed a book as much as I have this one.  Even though it is written by three different authors, all of the stories flow together as one.  I enjoyed the book being set in a real town and based on real stories.
I also didn't realize that the three Christmas songs were written during WWII.  An added bonus were the Christmas recipes an all-around enjoyable book.  Would definitely make a great Christmas gift!

Read more about the book here


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