Review of A Victorian Christmas by Catherine Palmer

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About the Book:

A beautiful patchwork of four novellas about love and joy at Christmastime by best selling author Catherine Palmer. These four novellas were previously published in four anthologies—A Victorian Christmas Quilt, A Victorian Christmas Tea, A Victorian Christmas Cottage, and A Victorian Christmas Keepsake. Return to a time when life was uncomplicated, faith was sincere … and love was a gift to be cherished forever. Includes author’s favorite holiday recipes.

About the Author:
Catherine Palmer lives in Atlanta with her husband, Tim, where they serve as missionaries in a refugee community. They have two grown sons. Cathy is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and holds a master’s degree in English from Baylor University. Her first book was published in 1988. Since then she has published over 50 novels, many of them national best sellers. Catherine has won numerous awards for her writing, including the Christy Award, the highest honor in Christian fiction. In 2004, she was given the Career Achievement Award for Inspirational Romance by Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine. More than 2 million copies of Catherine’s novels are currently in print.

My review:
This collection of four novellas in one nice and relaxing book will bring you back in time to a place and time that is long forgotten. A place where faith in God is real and truly genuine,and life wasn’t taken for granted.
I wasn’t sure how this book would turn out because I have read Catherines works in the past and wasn’t happy with what I read. But she surprised me with this book and it is truly a great and inspiring read!! Not only was I impressed with this book, but I also got the added bonus of some new recipes that Catherine Palmer included!

Set in both America and England, these stories capture both Bible verses and the heart of Christmas and pull you in with the characters.If you asked me which of the four of these stories in the collection was my favorite, I would have to tell you all  4 of them, because I enjoyed them all so much, with the mix of history, romance and faith, that I couldn’t choose just one as a favorite.

I will give this book both two thumbs up and 4 stars for amazing work! It also comes with high recommendation from me!

You can purchase a copy of this book by visiting Amazon.com here.

*This book was provided for review by Tyndale House Publishers*

29 December, 2009
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