Thursday, November 6, 2014

Where Treetops Glisten

Where Treetops Glisten:
Three Stories of Heartwarming Courage
and Christmas Romance During World War II

Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin
(Waterbrook Press)
ISBN: 978-1601426482
September 2014/368 pages/$14.99

The crunch of newly fallen snow, the weight of wartime

Siblings forging new paths and finding love in three stories, filled with the wonder of Christmas

Turn back the clock to a different time, listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow, as the realities of America’s involvement in the Second World War change the lives of the Turner family in Lafayette, Indiana.

In Cara Putman’s White Christmas, Abigail Turner is holding down the Home Front as a college student and a part-time employee at a one-of-a-kind candy shop. Loss of a beau to the war has Abigail skittish about romantic entanglements—until a hard-working young man with a serious problem needs her help.

Abigail’s brother Pete is a fighter pilot hero returned from the European Theater in Sarah Sundin’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas, trying to recapture the hope and peace his time at war has eroded. But when he encounters a precocious little girl in need of Pete’s friendship, can he convince her widowed mother that he’s no longer the bully she once knew?

In Tricia Goyer’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meredith Turner, “Merry” to those who know her best, is using her skills as a combat nurse on the frontline in the Netherlands. Halfway around the world from home, Merry never expects to face her deepest betrayal head on, but that’s precisely what God has in mind to redeem her broken heart.

The Turner family believes in God’s providence during such a tumultuous time. Can they absorb the miracle of Christ’s birth and His plan for a future?

Read an excerpt.


TRICIA GOYER is a prolific author of nearly forty books, including “Chasing Mona Lisa,” and a speaker and blogger. CARA PUTMAN is the author of twenty books including “Shadowed by Grace.” She is the winner of the 2008 Carol Award for historical fiction. SARAH SUNDIN is the critically-acclaimed author of the Wings of the Nightingale series, the Wings of Glory series, and the forthcoming Waves of Freedom novels.

Click on their names to find out more about Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin at their websites.


I love Christmas novella season, and I was particularly delighted to find these three authors teaming up and coordinating novellas set during World War II. Each novella focuses on a sibling in the Turner family, and since they are packaged together in one book, you don't have to miss a single one! Goyer, Putman, and Sundin are gifted authors and they have created charming stories that tug at the heart. I loved the characters and the stories, which blended well together. Personal struggles amongst the tensions of war stretch this family's faith as Christmas approaches, giving them a new perspective of the season. Don't miss this heart-warming collection!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Press and Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Wonderful review! =)

I have been reading this book and really enjoying it.