Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Christmas in Winter Hill Review


 About the Book

Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas. After her rough childhood in multiple foster homes, the holiday season just brings too many bad memories to the surface. But when she accepts a job as a city manager in the mountain town of Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas is part of the deal. The small town is famous for its Christmasville celebration, something that the city manager . . . well, manages.

As she tries to make her tiny new apartment feel like home for her and her eight-year-old daughter, Emily, Krista begins to wonder if this move was a mistake. She doesn't always feel welcomed in the close-knit town, and Emily continually wonders, "Where's the snow?" Can a friendly stranger and his family help restore Krista's Christmas spirit before the big day?

Bestselling author Melody Carlson invites you to spend this holiday season in a town you'll never forget--and never want to leave. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

This is a cute Christmas novella. I have read a few other Christmas stories by Melody and while this one is sweet it isn't my favorite. I didn't love the main character but what I did love is how Carlson brings the pain that some people experience during the holidays to attention. Everyone has different holiday memories and will continue to. A death of a loved one, childhood memories, a tragic experience, all of these things can happen near the holidays and make it a rough time. I thought this part of the book was well written. Of course I wish this story didn't end so abruptly but as with most novellas that is just how it goes.
If you enjoy short Christmas stories, Melody has many that you might enjoy!

Three Stars.

"I received this book from Revell for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

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