About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

A Williamsburg ChristmasA Williamsburg Christmas by Anne Greene
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

We often hear stories about high school sweethearts who drift apart, end up marrying other people and then find each other again in later years. This is what happened to Holly Belle Silver and Trent Conway. Trent's well-to-do family convinced him that he needed a wife more socially prominent than Holly and he caved in to their pressure, leaving Holly with a broken heart. Two years later she found love again with another man and enjoyed a happy life with her husband and twin sons until the unthinkable happened and her husband died suddenly. Hoping to create a new life, she has recently moved with her sons to historical Williamsburg. It is there that she encounters Trent again and he is very eager to revive their relationship from ten years ago. Can she dare to trust him again? Would her heart be able to survive another heartbreak? And how does a confirmed bachelor deal with eight-year-old twin boys? In one telling conversation, Trent tells Holly "Let's call you being here a new beginning. I've gained some wisdom in the last ten years. I've learned what's important in life". (p. 45)

Anne Greene has a way of writing stories that capture our imaginations and tug at our heartstrings and she knows how to add the perfect details for the settings and time periods that she chooses. A Williamsburg Christmas is set in 1955 and she mentions spaghetti straps and nylons held up by garter belts. I was five in 1955 but I remember both of these well. As a teenager I visited Williamsburg but her descriptive talents make me eager to see it during the holidays. Beautiful shops, colorful street decorations, and the Christmas music blaring from speakers all paint a festive Christmas season. She even mentions some of the food served and shares the recipes for Applesauce Bread Pudding and Colonial Molasses Cookies. Yum! I am eager to make them for my family!!

A Williamsburg Christmas is a short novella that is the perfect length for people who are about to get busy preparing for their own Christmas holiday. It is an enjoyable story and once again Anne Greene shares a sweet romance between people who love God and want to serve Him. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys Christian fiction and Christmas stories.

I received a complimentary copy from the author but I voluntarily chose to write this review. I was not compensated for offering my opinions.

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