A Pioneer Christmas Collection: 9 Stories of Finding Shelter and Love in a Wintry Frontier

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Journey along with American settlers who learn that despite where the trail takes them or how primitive their lodgings may be Christmas is all about the heart. Determined to honor Christ’s birth, these pioneers find a way to make Christmas happen in places like a cave, a tipi, and a dugout. Modern readers will enjoy a peek into life before commercialism took over the sacred day, distracting us from the true blessings of faith, hope, and love. Enjoy nine original novellas of Christmas romance as penned from many ...

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Overview

Journey along with American settlers who learn that despite where the trail takes them or how primitive their lodgings may be Christmas is all about the heart. Determined to honor Christ’s birth, these pioneers find a way to make Christmas happen in places like a cave, a tipi, and a dugout. Modern readers will enjoy a peek into life before commercialism took over the sacred day, distracting us from the true blessings of faith, hope, and love. Enjoy nine original novellas of Christmas romance as penned from many of today’s leading Christian authors, including Lauraine Snelling, Kathleen Fuller, and Vickie McDonough.

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Editorial Reviews

Reviews by Jenilee - Jenilee Goodwin

As the weather turns cooler and the leaves start to turn and homes start settling in for the holidays, this is the perfect book to turn to on those cool fall or cold winter evenings.
 
A book full of quick, easy to read, encouraging stories that will help put you in the Christmas spirit. Each author brings a story that will capture you from the first page to the last.
 
I love these collections because they are not meant to be in depth or full of thought provoking content. They are meant to bring warmth, hope, love and faith by way of short stories. Yes, they can be very predictable at times but that is part of the charm of each collection.
GoodReads - Amy Campbell

A Pioneer Christmas is a beautiful collection of historical Christmas stories. I loved them all but Buckskin Bride by Vickie McDonough was my favorite of the nine. Most of these authors are new to me and will be looking for more full length stories by them in the future. I recommend this book to get you into the holiday spirit.
Fresh Fiction - Pat Richardson

This collection brought me the scent of Christmas cooking and the tingle of snow. There's excitement, occasional violence and good fellowship. A PIONEER CHRISTMAS COLLECTION is writing of impressive quality by seven female authors and any reader would be glad to find this under the Christmas tree.
Proverbial Reads - Sally McCombs

This collection was a nice harkening back to days past and shows the reader that, despite the difficulties faced, these pioneers still made Christmas a priority. We could perhaps learn a thing or two from them.
NetGalley - Faith Oygard

Overall a terrific collection of wonderful stories. I enjoyed every single one. A terrific Christmas gift for you or a friend :)
The Christian Manifesto - Tammy Cook

You will not be able to finish this book without seeing that God is our ultimate shelter and love. He sent or provided each of the characters just what was needed when they needed provision and help. Each novella has a satisfying ending but I wished the stories would keep going. I wanted to know more about the characters’ lives because I was so drawn into their situations. To me that is the sign of a well written story which is why I recommend this as a great Christmas read to fans of Inspirational Romance and Historical Fiction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781624161902
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 277,114
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lauraine Snelling

CBA and ECPA best-selling novelist Kathleen Fuller is the author of over twenty novels and novellas, including An Amish Wedding, which was recently voted as the number one collection of the year by the Family Fiction 2012 Readers Choice Awards. Kathleen lives with her husband and three teenaged children in Geneva, Ohio. When she’s not writing she enjoys teaching, swimming, and traveling.

Bestselling author, Vickie McDonough, grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead, she married a computer geek who is scared of horses. She now lives out her dreams in her fictional stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen and others living in the West during the 1800s. Vickie is the award-winning author of over 30 published books and novellas. Her books include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series, and End of the Trail, which was the OWFI 2013 Best Fiction Novel winner. Whispers on the Prairie was a Romantic Times Recommended Inspirational Book for July, 2013.

Vickie is a wife of thirty-eight years, mother of four grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and grandma to a feisty eight-year-old girl. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, antiquing, watching movies, and traveling. To learn more about Vickie’s books or to sign up for her newsletter, visit her website: www.vickiemcdonough.com

Lauraine Snelling is an award-winning author with over 75 published titles including two horse series for kids. With more than 3 million books in print, Lauraine still finds time to create great stories as she travels around the country to meet readers with her husband and rescued Basset Sir Winston.

Margaret Brownley loves hearing from her readers and can be reached through her website. The author of more than twenty novels, she was a 2010 RITA finalist and INSPY nominee and is currently writing western romances for Thomas Nelson. For more love and laughter in the old West, check out Margaret's latest books at www.margaretbrownley.com

Marcia Gruver’s southern roots lend touches of humor and threads of faith to her writing. Look for both in her Texas Fortunes and Backwoods Brides series. When she’s not perched behind a keyboard, you’ll find her clutching a game system controller or riding shotgun on long drives in the Texas Hill Country. Lifelong Texans, Marcia and her husband Lee have five children. Collectively, this motley crew has graced them with a dozen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter—so far.

Cynthia Hickey grew up in a family of story tellers and moved around the country a lot as an army brat. Her desire is to write real, but flawed characters in a wholesome way that her seven children and five grandchildren can all be proud of. She and her husband live in Arizona where Cynthia works as a monitor in an elementary school.

Navy wife Michelle Ule is a writer, genealogist, and Bible study leader. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in English Literature and married a submarine officer whom she followed all over the world with their four children. Michelle lives in northern California with her family.

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

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    A wonderful slice of Americana over the centuries by some excep

    A wonderful slice of
    Americana over the centuries by some exceptional authors. Great read at Christmas or anytime of year!

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  • Posted November 21, 2013

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    9 Great stories by 9 great authors Nine short, wonderful, Chris

    9 Great stories by 9 great authors

    Nine short, wonderful, Christmas stories written by nine authors: Lauraine Snelling, Margaret Brownley, Kathleen Fuller, Marcia Gruver, Cynthia Hickey, Vickie McDonough, Shannon McNear, Michelle Ule and Anna Urquhart.




    I really enjoyed this book, these stories, and they are all quick reads. Of course there were some that touched my heart more than others as I'm sure any reader would feel that way, having different stories touch their heart. They take place in a variety of locations and even though they aren't long, they are great reads. I think there will be something special for all Christian Historical Fiction lovers in this book. I have read books by many of these authors and have found some new ones that I will be watching for. Thank you for putting this collection together.

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  • Posted November 12, 2013

    A Pioneer Christmas is a beautiful collection of historical Chri

    A Pioneer Christmas is a beautiful collection of historical Christmas stories. I loved them all but Buckskin Bride by Vickie McDonough was my favorite of the nine. Most of these authors are new to me and will be looking for more full length stories by them in the future.
    I recommend this book to get you into the holiday spirit. 4 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Wonderful!!!

    This is a great collection. I really enjoy these authors and the theme of Christmas made them very special. A must have for anyone who enjoys Christian holiday literature.

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