Tuesday, August 12, 2014

{Tyndale Blog Tour} Evergreen: A Christiansen Winter Novella (Christiansen Family) by Susan May Warren

Book Description:  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.

My Thoughts:  Oh!Yes! Christmas in August! I love when the Christmas reads begin making their appearance! And it's another favorite author of mine, Susan May Warren.  I love the easy, interesting way she has with words.  
This is a "different" kind of read...in that, it's a romance that involves a married couple. 
Empty nesters, Ingrid and John, have different views about "the empty nest."  John is excited and has quite a few plans for them since they are "free."  But Ingrid misses the happiness of the holidays with their kids. 
As life would have it, Ingrid gets caught up in a major church project and then to top it all off their sweet family dog needs major surgery and depletes their savings.  But that's not all folks!  An unexpected stranger shows up with the snow. . . .old hurts, old wounds seem to come up like a blizzard after a sunny day.  
John and Ingrid have a choice to live as an evergreen tree...an evergreen tree stays green and has all of it's leaves in all four seasons.  This book has an unusual title, Evergreen, but the title makes the reader think of all the seasons of our lives and how we can live our fullest by forgiving and giving to others.
A wonderful read!
*This book was provided for review by Tyndale Publishing*

  • Series: Christiansen Family
  • Hardcover: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (September 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414394012
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414394015

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