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Christmas trees, twinkling lights, skating in the park, and holiday displays are the hallmark elements for celebrating Jesus' birth for the sentimental residents of Nativity, Missouri. Will fiscal responsibility replace Christmas their traditions when times are tough? Though their priorities and methods clash, Roni Elliot and Jake Brisco want the same thing—the town to prosper. As the two get to know each other better, each begins to gain a new perspective on what the real wealth of Nativity—and the season—might ...

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Overview

Christmas trees, twinkling lights, skating in the park, and holiday displays are the hallmark elements for celebrating Jesus' birth for the sentimental residents of Nativity, Missouri. Will fiscal responsibility replace Christmas their traditions when times are tough? Though their priorities and methods clash, Roni Elliot and Jake Brisco want the same thing—the town to prosper. As the two get to know each other better, each begins to gain a new perspective on what the real wealth of Nativity—and the season—might be.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780310272274
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lori Copeland is a bestselling author whose books includde Now and Always, Simple Gifts, Unwrapping Christmas, and Monday Morning Faith, which was a finalist for the 2007 Christy Awards. Lori was inducted into the Springfield Writers Hall of Fame in 2000 and lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband and family.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    A Christmas Novella That Will Capture Your Heart! What a wonde


    A Christmas Novella That Will Capture Your Heart!

    What a wonderful heartfelt Christmas read.  This story will surely tug on your heart
    strings as it did mine.

    Nativity is a small town close to being non-existent due to money woes.  Will this
    town survive and thrive once again at the expense of losing the Christmas
    traditions that are near and dear to the people of Nativity?

    As I became acquainted with each character in this book, my heart grew in
    fondness for each and every one.    I asked myself a question, would I be as
    concerned with tradition as these folks were or would I push to set tradition aside
    in order to save my town?

    This is one heartwarming story that you do not want to miss.  I know Christmas
    has come and gone but I still enjoy a good Christmas read any time of the year.

    I have read other books by author Lori Copeland and have enjoyed her novels.  
    Don’t miss out on this one!

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

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    A Relaxing Read.

    If you want to read a sweet uncomplicated Inspirational Christmas Romance, then, this is the book for you. But if you’re like me and prefer a bit more action, you can just skip this one.

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  • Posted December 9, 2009

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    Getting a Leg up on the Holiday Season

    Lori Copeland has written another book to remind us what is the true meaning of Christmas. The town of Nativity has been suffering from the lack of economy and have called in a financial consultant to help them with their money woes. However as soon as Jake arrives, he gets off to a bad start with the townsfolk by nearly wrecking their beloved Christmas tree. Jake soon finds that the town is so involved with tradition in keeping an ideal Christmas that it's easy to see why they are in debt. As he tries to wean them from their long standing traditions, both him and the town learn what should be important during the holiday season. This book is a really great way to get into the holiday season but it also shows what we should also be focusing on. The town, while having good intentions, seem to be set in their ways and didn't want to change things even though they were suffering. Even when told how their continued ways would bring on the town's demise, they were still adamant on keeping things just as they were because they were comfortable with it. I could totally understand Jake's frustration with the townsfolk and Roni. They needed help but wouldn't accept it. This book has several lessons running throughout it which really makes you think about not only the holiday season but what we put importance on.

    I was EXTREMELY geeked to read about the lamp from A Christmas Story! It's one of my family's favorite Christmas movies and we always get a kick out of watching it every year. In fact my sisters' bought a miniature version of the lamp for my husband for Christmas while we were dating.

    The only little qualm I had with the story is how fast Roni and Jake's relationship progressed. He's been in town for only a few weeks and by the end of the story they are already in love. I just didn't feel like it was very realistic and not very encouraging to other advice that tells you not to fall in love too quickly. Other than that, I enjoyed the book. It's a quick read and it does get you in the holiday spirit. It's good to have reminders of why we celebrate Christmas and where to place importance on during this hectic season.

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  • Posted December 9, 2009

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    Nice story but not very compelling...

    This was a cozy Christmas story with the required warm fuzzies and a touch of romance. The title didn't seem to fit the story, though. There was nothing especially profound about this book. The conflict was there but more tender and in the holiday spirit that most. Plus the tension between them was modified by their attraction to each other, which I found endearing. I liked that it wasn't overly done. So if you want a cozy read that begs for hot chocolate and a fireplace to curl up in front of, you'll want to read this book or buy it for someone this Christmas.

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