Fiction - Christian - Historical
My Review I had no idea what this book was about, but I knew I was in for a treat because Liz Curtis Higgs is one of my favorite authors. This is my first Christmas book of the season and since I will not get to experience snowy weather because I live in south Florida, reading about it is the next best thing. Margaret has not been home in two years and just when she finally makes the trip the visit does not go well due to her estranged and bitter brother. Since she is no longer comfortable in this situation, she decides to leave early and boards the earliest train. However, her plans of leaving change drastically when the train breaks down in a snow storm.
Have you ever made a horrible mistake that changed your life? Have you ever done something you deemed unforgiveable? Gordon Shaw caused an accident 12 years ago permanently injuring a young boy and changing the lives of that boy’s family. He has only come to town to complete a job assignment and hopes no one will notice him. As he boards the train, he recognizes the boy’s sister sitting right next to him! Is it time to make amends or is 12 years too much time passed over for amends to matter? Gordon sees his chance to finally get forgiveness, but is Margaret willing to let him try?
This is a short story, but I loved every bit of it and how the story unfolds! Gordon’s faith in God, his character, his quest for forgiveness, and his heart are not just described but brilliantly experienced within this novella. Margaret also wrestles with feelings of guilt and shame for not being able to protect her brother from getting hurt, but she also needs to learn how to forgive and God has plans of redemption for her as well in this story.
You will not only enjoy this novella and the romance it has, but you will be transported back to 1894 Scotland where the accents are strong, the community was small and neighborly, you could count on the kindness of strangers, you can practically smell the fireplace burning, and see the smoke coming from people’s mouths as they speak outdoors. Journey back to this time period where people make mistakes, but it’s never too late to seek forgiveness and get peace for past transgressions. Christmas is a magical time no matter what year it takes place in and being with your family is the most precious gift one could ask for.
Feel free to visit Liz Curtis Higgs on her facebook page to learn about her books and updates, http://www.facebook.com/#!/MyScottishHeart. She remains one of my favorite authors and I’m constantly encouraged by her personality and her books. Get a copy of A Wreath of Snow and enjoy snowy Scotland!
I want to thank Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for the free review copy they sent me. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
Fiction - Christian - General