Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Evergreen Book Review

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. (Goodreads)

My Review

Once again Susan May Warren writes a captivating story. While this book is only a novella (208 pages) it really adds to the Christiansen family story! I love how in the previous books, Ingrid has written something to her children. In this book the focus is on her and John as they navigate the new season in their life. Their dog gets terribly sick but Butter holds a dear place in Ingrid's heart. John has great plans but the two are disagreeing on more things these days and much to their surprise a nephew joins the picture. There are a few details about their kids in this book but it is mainly about John and Ingrid. 
I love the seasonal setting around Christmas and Thanksgiving, great cozy read. If you haven't read the previous books I really hope you do! This book is a great addition and I can't wait to read the rest!

Five stars!
Look for this book in stores September 1st!

"I received this book from Tyndale for free in exchange for an honest review."

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