ABOUT BOOK (209 pages): 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.
ABOUT AUTHOR: Susan May Warren Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I'm a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I'm an adventurer -- having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that's why my characters can't sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another -- they're too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories, that I hope inspire and entertain! To learn more connect with Susan here http://www.susanmaywarren.com/
What happens when you read 6 books about 6 different siblings? I started to wonder about the parents. Luckily I had this book in my TBR pile. This book gave me insight to where these kids came from and how they might turn up in a few years. Anyone that has moved out of their parents house can relate to going home for the holidays. Well this year no one can make it home. This leaves Ingrid and John alone and they each have different ideas for the perfect holiday. I am a pet mom and I can relate to emergency surgery, so I know how stressful that can be. The writer has a certain way of writing about people that seem real. They face real issues. The pivotal point of their relationship was based on the lose of a baby (stillborn or in the womb). Any woman that has gone through this can easily relate, and can feel for the characters loss. I wanted them to make up and move past this horrible thing that happened to them. With God anything is possible. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.