Monday, December 31, 2012

Silent Night


A Rock Harbor Christmas Novella
By Colleen Coble
Published by Thomas Nelson



This is a great heart-warming story. I just adored reading this today and it only took a few hours to complete (and that was with eating and everything getting in my way lol). I couldn't stop reading this, when I began, and I am very glad to have been able to read this.





these are some of the good teaser notes that i jotted down as i was reading, these may contain SPOILERS





Bree Matthews : 37 yrs old
husband - Kade
married - 3yrs
search dog - Samson - German shepherd/Chow mix
Davy -9 yrs old - 1st marriage
sister-in-law - Lauri ((her dog - Zorro, border collie mix)) 21 yrs old
sister - Cassie
search&rescue partner / best friend, Naomi O’Reilly
Mason Kaleva, the town sheriff
parachuter jumped out over Ottawa Forest
college student in Houghton
Garrick -supposed to meet lauri at lake


Lauri does a great self-less thing that surprises









Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

As Christmas day nears, Bree and her faithful search-and-rescue dog Samson follow the trail of a troubling mystery into the snowy forests of Rock Harbor.

Bree Matthews is preparing for Christmas guests, but her heart is reeling from the recent and tender loss of her unborn child. Her sister-in-law, Lauri, suddenly turns up on the doorstep of the lighthouse home Bree shares with her husband, Kade, in Rock Harbor. Secretive and withdrawn, Lauri seems curiously intent on discovering what happened to a parachuter who disappeared in the North Woods along Lake Superior's icy shore.

As Bree and Samson, her search-and-rescue dog, plunge into the search, Bree wonders if Lauri may know more than she’s admitted about the parachuter. And then the clues lead them to the trail of a young woman whose family fears the worst about her disappearance.

Will the search on this snowy, silent night lead Bree and Samson to more than clues about the missing girl? And will Bree’s prayer for a baby ever be answered?

Christmas Stories



Heartwarming Classics of Angels, a Manger, and the Birth of Hope
By Max Lucado
Published by Thomas Nelson




This was a great collection of short Christmas Stories. Anyone who loves reading about Christmas will love these short stories. These stories are not for children.

With the first one being about the candle maker. Which you can read when you get this awesome book. The stories are all Christian, making sure you know it is not about gifts and Santa, but about Jesus. :)








Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

A heartwarming collection of Christmas stories and reflections from Max Lucado

These stories—like your favorite Christmas ornaments—come in all shapes and sizes. They unfold in a variety of settings, from ancient Bethlehem to rural England. From a small Texas town to the heavenly realms. Some are short. Others many chapters long. Some offer reflections. Others imagine Christmas through the eyes of a burnt-out candle maker, a lonely business man, or heavenly angels.

Yet all are vintage Lucado, and all resonate with the wonder of the season.

"In the mystery of Christmas," Max writes, "we find its majesty. The mystery of how God became flesh, why he chose to come, and how much he must love his people. Such mysteries can never be solved, just as love can never be diagrammed. Christmas is best pondered, not with logic, but imagination."

That's what each of these unique Christmas stories help us do. In the midst of the bustle and hurry that often distracts us this time of year, these stories free us to explore the ways in which Christ's coming has forever changed history—and us.