06 September 2014

3 Reasons to Read Niki Turner's "Sadie's Gift" -- A Review by Carrie Fancett Pagels

Sadie's Gift by Niki Turner

I just finished Niki's novella, which is the second release in the Christmas Traditions Series. Cynthia Hickey's (Handcrafted Christmas) released first and I'm hoping mine (The Fruitcake Challenge) will be up soon. I really enjoyed this story and I think you will, too.

Five Stars *****


I have three reasons to read this story now:

1) Unique story line.

Here's what Niki said about her book: In Sadie's Gift, the heroine, Sadie, is a nurse at a preventorium in the early 1920s, where children who had been exposed to tuberculosis were housed.

Seriously--how many stories have you read with this setting and topic? Tuberculosis was basically a death sentence in those days. Beautiful bibliotherapy balance in this story of seeing the light and the good and the enjoyment of today while coping with a devastating condition.

2) Tragic hero in a Christmas story.

As I started reading the novella, I was immediately surprised by the background of the hero. He's suffered a loss right near Christmas that is significant. I'd not seen anything like it in a Christian historical romance for Christmas. But it works perfectly for the story. And the heroine is so real, I'd like to call her up!

3) Opportunity to get the whole set of novellas!

One of our readers who reads and posts a review of the novella will receive Kindle copies (or Nook) for the entire set at they release. The first OWG reader who contacts me at OWGblog@aol.com with a link to their review will win ebook copies of the entire set, which will release through October!


Link to purchase on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N73HEV0


Giveaway: A copy of Niki's new novella! Leave a comment.

15 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book. Living in JOY while facing overwhelming disease or disorder is tough but not impossible. Thanks for sharing, Carrie!

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    1. Yes, that aspect of the story really struck me, Anne! You just don't find Christmas novellas where the author is brave enough to tackle a deep gritty issue like coping with serious illness while still enjoying life! Thanks for commenting!

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  2. For some reason my post did not appear. Trying again! I cannot wait to read this! I love reading Christian fiction and I love to read about medical conditions and nurses too! Sincerely, Mary Lou K Thanks, Carrie for this wonderful review. Mary Lou K flowersmarylou85(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. TY Sister Mary Lou and welcome to the Christmas Traditions team!!! We're so glad to have you on board. You'll enjoy this story. Hugs!

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  3. I love Christmas stories. The cover is beautiful and sounds like a winner to me!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Me, too, Melanie and I prefer novellas or short stories for the Christmas season. Cynthia Hickey did a great job on the cover.

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  4. Three compelling reasons thank you.

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    1. TY Mary! With the novella retailing for only 99 cents, it makes a great self-gift!

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  5. Wow! Here is another beautiful Christmas book to read. I would love to read the whole series. Do you know when the Christmas series will be out in hard cover or soft cover in stores?
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. Each author is publishing their own novella in the series, Danie. Some of us will be publishing paperbacks but may won't be. At 99 cents, readers can afford to buy and read them all as ebooks! The prices won't go up until a little later after release!

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    2. Oh I see. Well that is a bummer. That some of the books will not be making hard copies or even into bookstores

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  6. Enjoyed your review of "Sadie's Gift", Carrie!!

    And I loved "Sadie's Gift"!! A touching Christmas story of love that has you cheering for it's characters. It has just the right balance of humor, romance, suspense, spirituality, and emotion. Some sadness, but a happy ending of redemption that made me cry!!

    Thank you, Niki Turner!!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it Bonnie! It was really different, wasn't it? In a really good way, though! I think you may be our winner. Let me go see if you posted a review!

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  7. Good morning Carrie !!! Great review, I so look forward to reading Sadie's Gift !!!! Romance and spirituality is a great mix during the Christmas season !!!! thank you for the chance to win a great prize !!! Blessings, Chicki

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  8. What an interesting review. Would love to read this, definitely on my TBR list Christmas is not that far away!

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