An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti was a sweet Christmas story. I loved everything about this book because it was on the shorter side but it didn’t seem short in the least. It seemed like it was a full length book and I loved that about this book. I loved Micah and his family from the very first page of the book right up until the end. I saw a lot of myself in Katie and I hoped that in the end that Micah’s family would show her what a loving family is like. This is a book that I would recommend to everyone because it is a great Christmas book but it is also a book that you can read at anytime of year and still learn from. This is a perfect book for everyone!
About The Book
(Worthy Inspired, October 2015)
Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster.
Christmas takes a very different turn when the guests of honor break up instead of announcing their engagement. Trapped with his family, they learn that love looks different than either imagined. Both in their eighties, Dodie and Wilson Binder celebrate every Christmas as if it were their last. This year, their grandson Micah is planning to ask his girlfriend, Katie, to marry him so they can celebrate with the whole family. But things go very wrong when she says, “no.” Now they are stuck. Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster. But sometimes too much is just enough. Especially when it’s Christmas.
About The Author
Drawing from 33 years of on-air radio ministry, Cynthia Ruchti tells stories of hope-that-glows-in-the-dark through her novels and novellas, nonfiction books and devotionals, and speaking for women’s and writers’ events. Her books have been recognized by Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Selah Awards, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Christian Retailing’s BEST Awards, and Carol Award nominations, among other honors, including a Family Fiction Readers’ Choice Award. She and her plot-tweaking husband live in Pittsville, Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five grandchildren.
I am not sure where I saw this topic but since it is the week of Christmas I thought it was a great time to write this post and get it posted. The topic is: List the top 9 things that bring you joy. So lets get on to the list.
- The first thing that came to mind was my nephew Brycen. We watch him on the weekends and he always makes me smile.
- My cats are the next things that bring me joy. You never know what cats are going to do so it is always a good time watching them. It is fun that Brycen now tries to play with them and if he didn’t scream when he gets excited I think they would play even more together.
- My grandma always brings me joy because she is always saying or doing things that make me laugh.
- Books. Do I really need to explain this one???
- Blogging brings me joy because it always me to share books and other things that I love. It is also my way of connecting with the outside world.
- The fact that I have a job makes me happy-Not because I love my job but because I am lucky to have one in today’s society.
- The few friends I do have make me happy because they always make me smile and they aren’t high maintenance like other friends I have had.
- The great winter weather we have had so far. Now I know we will be hurting next summer for water since we have hardly had any snow but I don’t miss having to drive in it during rush hour.
- That this year is almost over and a new year will start next week.
So those are 9 things that bring me joy. What is bringing you joy this year?
This weeks quote is by Freya Stark.
I loved this quote because it is another way to look at Christmas which good for me because this time of year is always a hard time for me. I am hoping that I can get up the courage to write a post about why this time of year is hard by this time next year but until then I am just going to leave it alone.
What do you think of this weeks quote by Freya Stark?
This weeks quote is by Charles Dudley Warner.
I loved this quote because it is so true. Some of the best gifts I have ever been given are ones that cost nothing but the person put their time and energy into making them. It is always more about the thought than the amount of money spent.
What do you think of this weeks quote by Charles Dudley Warner?
This weeks quote is by Caroline Kennedy.
Do you agree with this quote by Caroline Kennedy?
Where Treetops Glisten was an amazing book. This book was the best of two types of books that I love to read. It takes place during WWII & it is also is a collection of 3 short stories written by 3 different authors. It also helps that I love all three of the authors in this book so reading it was great. I am not going to get into the stories but this such a sweet book and perfect for the holiday season. This book will leave you smiling and wanting more. I do wish that the stories would have been a whole book because I did love each of them and wanted to read more about them. If you are looking for a heart warming story to read during the holidays than this is the book for you!
About The Book
The crunch of newly fallen snow, the weight of wartime
Siblings forging new paths and finding love in three stories, filled with the wonder of Christmas
Turn back the clock to a different time, listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow, as the realities of America’s involvement in the Second World War change the lives of the Turner family in Lafayette, Indiana.
In Cara Putman’s White Christmas, Abigail Turner is holding down the Home Front as a college student and a part-time employee at a one-of-a-kind candy shop. Loss of a beau to the war has Abigail skittish about romantic entanglements—until a hard-working young man with a serious problem needs her help.
Abigail’s brother Pete is a fighter pilot hero returned from the European Theater in Sarah Sundin’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas,trying to recapture the hope and peace his time at war has eroded. But when he encounters a precocious little girl in need of Pete’s friendship, can he convince her widowed mother that he’s no longer the bully she once knew?
In Tricia Goyer’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meredith Turner, “Merry” to those who know her best, is using her skills as a combat nurse on the frontline in the Netherlands. Halfway around the world from home, Merry never expects to face her deepest betrayal head on, but that’s precisely what God has in mind to redeem her broken heart.
The Turner family believes in God’s providence during such a tumultuous time. Can they absorb the miracle of Christ’s birth and His plan for a future?
About The Authors
TRICIA GOYER is a prolific author of nearly forty books, including Chasing Mona Lisa, and a speaker and blogger.
CARA PUTMAN is the author of twenty books includingShadowed by Grace. She is the winner of the 2008 Carol Award for historical fiction.
SARAH SUNDIN is the critically-acclaimed author of the Wings of the Nightingale series, the Wings of Glory series, and the forthcoming Waves of Freedom novels.
I wanted to post my Nails of The Month Christmas 2013 nails because I really love them. They are also different than any of the other nails I have done in the past. I have to say that I am really loving having the whole nail a color instead of just having the tips being a color.
Anyway here are the pictures of the nails I have right now:
What do you guys think of them??? As always I would love to hear your guys ideas because I am always in need of ideas. If you have any ideas for me please leave them in the comments below!