In Kristi Ann Hunter’s “Legacy of Love,” Sarah Gooding never suspected returning a brooch to an elderly woman would lead to a job . . . and introduce her to the woman’s grandson, a man far above her station.
In Karen Witemeyer’s “Gift of the Heart,” widow Ruth Albright uses the family brooch as collateral for a loan from the local banker. But the more she comes to know the man behind the stern businessman, the more she hopes for a second chance at love.
In Sarah Loudin Thomas’s “A Shot at Love,” Fleeta Brady’s rough-and-tumble childhood means she prefers hunting to more feminine activities. She never expected her family’s brooch might be how a fellow hunter turns her attention from competition to romance.
In Becky Wade’s “Because of You,” Maddie Winslow has spent years in love with a man whose heart was already spoken for. When a church Christmas project brings them together and she stumbles upon an old family brooch, might it finally be her turn for love?
This collection of Christmas novellas is absolutely superb, and will have you feeling all ready for the holidays! As a rule, Christmas stories are not my favorite. And I mostly prefer long books over novellas. In spite of that, I really enjoyed each of these stories found in this book. I loved the fact that the brooch was included in each story, and all the characters were able to trace it back to their ancestors. It’s so neat how it gets passed from Lady Densmore in 1827 all the way down to current day Maddie Winslow.
Each story is full of Christmas cheer, love, and an overall atmosphere of warmth and family. The Christmas spirit comes through loud and clear.
Out of these stories, I’d probably have to say that Becky Wade’s is my favorite, but I really liked all of them.
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