Where Treetops Glisten, by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin, is the perfect book for reading during the winter season. Since the book is written by three separate authors, I wasn’t too sure how well written and cohesive it would be, but I really felt like the sections of the book fit perfectly together. Each author told the story of 1 of the 3 living Turner children during the winter season. The story took place during WWII, which is one of my favorite time periods to read about in books.
In Cara Putman’s “White Christmas,” Abigail Turner, who is attending college and working at a candy store, is not looking for love. Her boyfriend was killed at Pearl Harbor, and she has sworn off relationships until after the war. Like it always seems to happen, she finds love when she least expects it. After meeting a man on the bus, who she senses needs her father’s help, a relationship soon follows.
Sarah Sundin’s “White Christmas” focuses on the one boy in the family, Pete Turner. He is home from his combat tour, but he continues to have feelings of remorse and sadness over his brother’s death many years before. Soon, he forges a friendship with a young girl and her mother, who knew him when he was little more than a bully. Again, there is romance during this part of the story.
Lastly, Tricia Goyer’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” follows Meredith “Merry” Turner as she is in the Netherlands serving as a nurse after having her heart broken by a boyfriend. When her past catches up with her, she needs to decide if she will trust the man she loves and forgive him for the heartbreak he caused.
I really enjoyed this book and the way the Turner family was so close to each other. They experienced their share of grief, but they all still have a strong faith that was clearly displayed in the pages of the book. I look forward to reading books by all three of these authors in the future!
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