11 October 2014

Reviews by Guest Tina Rice - Christmas Traditions Novellas Books 2 & 4


AN APPLE FOR CHRISTMAS (Christmas Traditions Series Book 4) 
Ruby Nelson trades her job in the laboratory for teaching in a small girls’ school in Vermont. Twin sisters challenge her position—and their father captivates her imagination. Will the orchard grower graft Ruby onto his heart?

FIVE STARS *****
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Ruby Nelson is the new teacher at an all girls school in 1895 Vermont. She enjoys teaching these young girls, even the challenging ones. There are twin girls, Pippin and Margil, in her class that have captured Ruby's heart. The twins father, Mac Cortland, owns an apple orchard he and his deceased wife started years earlier. Ruby is very interested in the apple orchard as she has worked with apples before moving from New York. She also finds her heart drawn to Mac.

I enjoyed this novella very much. Loved the way Ruby and Mac interacted and the twins were delightful.

*****




Sadie's Gift (Christmas Traditions Novella, Book 2)
by Niki Turner



Colorado Springs, 1921 — Nurse Sadie Hubbard wants to give the children at the preventorium a wonderful Christmas. Heartbroken Nathan Wells hopes to return to Chicago and mourn his brother's death alone. When an accident brings them together, their plans for the holiday collide. Will they find a way to work together in the spirit of Christmas?

FIVE STARS *****
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Sadie Hubbard is a nurse working in the local Preventorium in the early 1920's. She cares for children who have or have been exposed to Tuberculosis (TB). Her heart goes out to them and their families and wants to make each Christmas a very special one even if she has to sacrifice to do it.

Nathan Wells is a man on a mission, to return his recently deceased brother's car to his parents and then be left alone with his grief. As Sadie is walking across the icy street he swerves to avoid hitting her. Angry, he informs Sadie that she has to pay for repairs to the car.

Later when Sadie arrives at the boarding house in which she lives she runs into Nathan again as he is now staying there too until his car is repaired. Will they be able to get past their first meeting and work together for the children? Can Sadie's actions reveal the true Spirit of Christmas to Nathan? Can Nathan release his anger and grief?

This is a very touching Christmas novella in many ways, a bit of suspense, range of emotions, humor, romance, redemption and Spirituality. I love the way God's love is revealed through Sadie's heart and how she shares the true Spirit of Christmas.


*****


GIVEAWAY: Books 1-4 in the Christmas Traditions Series!  Question: What do you like to find in a Christmas novella, when you sit down to read a new book?

23 comments:

  1. Wow Carrie!
    This is a great group of authors who have written such heartwarming books. Thanks for including me in the group and here on Overcoming With God.
    Blessings, Tina

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    1. Tina, thank you and bless you for doing some guest posts for us on OWG! Welcome from all the ladies! Big hugs!

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    2. So glad you enjoyed An Apple for Christmas!

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    3. Thank you for asking my Carrie. Thank you Darlene
      Blessings, Tina

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  2. I try to save some books all year to read at the Christmas season, and my stash is slim this year. I would love to win these to add to it. Thank you for giving me the opportunity.

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  3. Great reviews, Tina - thank you!!

    And I loved both "An Apple For Christmas" and "Sadie's Gift"- giving them each five stars, also!! Both - such heart-warming stories!! Loved the twins in "An Apple For Christmas", and Sadie's caring heart in "Sadie's Gift"!!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. T
      hey are really good books that warm your heart.
      Blessings, Tina

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    2. Oops, that should say, They....

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  4. I just like to find a heartwarming story when I read a Christmas novella. These look really good. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  5. I would absolutely LOVE to win these books! In Christmas novellas I look for things that will lift my spirit and great me in the holiday spirit.
    Would love these books as I am a member of a "Travelling books" club with 20 other women and these would. Be great to add to the books we circulate!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  6. I like to find a sweet surprise in a Christmas novella! These books look AMAZING! Thank you for this giveaway. :)

    psalm103and138"AT"gmail"DOT"com

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  7. In A Christmas story, I love to read the details.....the crispness in the air, the scent of evergreens and I love to read of giving hearts and love.

    I would love to get wrapped up in these wonderful novellas. Thank you for the opportunity.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  8. TINA, thank you for being our guest reviewer on OWG! We welcome you!

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    1. Thank you Diana for having me.
      Blessings,Tina

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  9. Great reviews, Tina! I'm learning how to review. I've had so much fun reading and reviewing, along with promoting, authors books. I appreciate all of you lovely ladies!

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    1. Thank you Regina. I started doing reviews about 1 1/2 years ago. I really enjoy it and love meeting authors and reading their new books.
      Blessings,Tina

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  10. Along with Diana, I'd like to welcome you as a guest reviewer and say a huge thanks for your wonderful reviews!!

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    1. Thank you Noela. I so enjoy OWG!
      Blessings,Tina

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  11. I love to to read about family being together at Christmas time. angelachesnut246@gmail.com

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    1. I love that, too, Angela! That's why I wrote the Christmas story that I did for Guideposts Books last year. Snowed In was about family together during a blizzard in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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  12. a fresh Christmas story....thanks for sharing :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  13. Beautiful review! God bless all of you
    Chris Granville

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