Christmas in Winter Hill

Christmas in Winter Hill

by Melody Carlson

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Overview

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than two hundred books with combined sales of more than seven million. She is the author of many Christmas books, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, Christmas at Harrington's, The Christmas Cat, The Christmas Joy Ride, The Christmas Angel Project, The Christmas Blessing, and A Christmas by the Sea. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at www.melodycarlson.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800736101
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 68,756
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than 200 books with combined sales of more than 7 million. She is the author of many Christmas books, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, Christmas at Harrington's, The Christmas Cat, The Christmas Joy Ride, The Christmas Angel Project, The Christmas Blessing, and A Christmas by the Sea. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at www.melodycarlson.com.

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Christmas in Winter Hill 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
GodsDanceralway 6 days ago
I've read Melody Carlson's books on and off since my pre-teen years. When I saw the opportunity from the publisher, Revell, to read this book I was happy to choose to accept. Christmas In Winter Hill (Revell), by Melody Carlson, is a light-hearted Christmas-y novella that's perfect to get you in the holiday spirit. It can easily be read in one sitting on a snowy day with your favorite hot beverage. Single mom, Krista, moves from Phoenix to small town Winter Hill in the Pacific Northeast with her young daughter Emily when she accepts to job as the town's manager. To Emily's delight Winter Hill turns into a sort of North Pole celebration from Thanksgiving through the Christmas holiday, even offering a "Christmas house" to be won via contest. Krista, however is a Christmas baby who grew up in foster care and therefore hates Christmas as she was always forgotten on that day. How can she help facilitate building the Christmas spirit when she's a grinch? While it's not the most amazing book I've ever read; I would recommend it if you want something quick and easy to get you in the holiday spirit. It would make a great Hallmark movie (which I can't get enough of). A copy of this book was provided to me for review by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Christmas in Winter Hill by Melody Carlson Krista Galloway isn’t the biggest Christmas fan, which is understandable considering her luck around Christmas and her less-than-happy childhood memories surrounding the holidays. But when she takes a job in the small town of Winter Hill, a place where everyone has Christmas spirit, she gets more than she bargained for and life gets interesting. Will this small town and the people in it be able to change her view of Christmas? Let me start off by saying this is a charming little Christmas story. It was just fun to read! Melody was able to weave a wonderfully Christmassy story that totally and completely read like a Hallmark movie. It had a good story throughout, a romance worth cheering for, and the little bit of cheesiness that no Christmas novella would be complete without. This was one of Melody’s first adult books that I have read, and as I got into the story I was happily surprised to find that, just as I do with teen books, I find an ease and comfort reading about her characters. I enjoy them and they intrigue me. I will admit, it took me a few chapters to start liking Krista; but once I did, I really started to like her. I liked the way she carried herself and the decisions she made, but I also liked that she was human and made mistakes and stuck her foot in her mouth sometimes. I also completely adored Emily, Anna, and Conner. They were really fun characters. The other thing I took note of when reading was that Melody’s descriptions were so vivid and rich, I absolutely loved them! I highly encourage you to do yourself a favour this Christmas and read this book. Take some time out of this busy Christmas season to unwind, to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and blanket, watch the snow falling outside the window, and get acquainted with Winter Hill. I don’t think you will be disappointed! *I want to say a big thank you to the publisher for sending me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed above are solely my own.*
Christy41970 12 days ago
I love Melody Carlson's Christmas books! If I had to choose a favorite among them, I think I'd choose The Christmas Bus, but they are all wonderful. Reading Christmas in Winter Hill has definitely put me in the Christmas spirit! I know it's only October, but I'm feeling the need to start decorating! Well, Krista, the main character in Christmas in Winter Hill is very unlike me. I wouldn't say she's a Scrooge, but her experiences during the Christmas season haven't been positive ones. She tries to make the best of Christmas each year for her daughter, but, now, at eight years old, her daughter Emily has picked up on the fact that her mom doesn't like Christmas. Unbeknownst to Krista, she chose the wrong time of year to accept a job as city manager in Winter Hill. They're a town that goes all out at Christmas time. And I mean all out! The entire town gets involved in the "Christmasville" celebration. Well, as city manager, Krista has to look at the details like the cost and safety surrounding Christmasville. When some concerns pop up, Krista is quickly blamed for something that threatens Christmasville! I really enjoyed this quick novella. The characters and setting are just as charming as the ones in Carlson's previous Christmas novellas. This happily ever after book will get you in the Christmas mood!
Pattistep 13 days ago
Wow, I loved this story! I always look forward to Melody Carlson’s Christmas books, and this is one of her best. The setting in the small town of Winter Hill is perfect. But it’s the characters that absolutely stole my heart away, especially the character of eight-year-old Emily. Emily and her mom, Krista, have moved to Winter Hill just in time for the town’s Christmasville celebration. Because of heartbreak in Krista’s childhood, she does not love Christmas celebrations, although she loves the Savior. Emily wants her mom to love Christmas, but more than that, she wants a real home; a chance to finally see snow for the very first time, and a best friend. (Can’t you already feel that tug at your heart?) Krista finds herself somewhat unwillingly having to enter into the town’s Christmas festivities. This story is full of faith, hope, love and friendship. I loved Emily’s story and look forward to having this boom on my Christmas bookshelf to reread during each Christmas season. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Bookluvr4vr 13 days ago
This not the first Melody Carlson book I’ve read. I read Courting Mister Emerson a while back and it was good. Carlson’s writing style is different and doesn’t press too much on Christianity, but it does have tidbits of faith intertwined, which makes it a clean novel. We meet Krista Galloway and her daughter, Emily, moving in to a little town called Winter Hill. Emily instantly realizes everything is related to Christmas in the town, and becomes excited. However, Krista cannot stand the thought of Christmas. The circumstances of her past experiences and having a birthday on Christmas Eve does not help the situation, but she does her best for her daughter to enjoy the holiday. When Krista arrives in Winter Hill, she soon discovers not everyone is happy with her new presence, especially the financial person. Because of the timing Krista, also , becomes involved the Christmasville Festival, which doesn’t help the situation. Will Krista become the Grinch that Stole Christmas or will she open her eyes to see the joy the season brings? Will the Festival be cancelled or will it go on? You will just have to find out for yourself. I want to mention that this book is a good short read. It only has 15 chapters and you can easily read two in a sitting. It is well written and the story is realistic. I wished for a little more structure and of a better ending, but it was good. I want to thank the publisher, Revell, and the author for giving me the opportunity to read this great book. I loved the Christmas tale of finding peace.
WifeandMomtoFive 13 days ago
I had a chance to read my first book by Melody Carlson, called Christmas In Winter Hill. This is a charming story of Krista and her daughter Emily moving to the small town of Winter Hill. But what is up with Christmasville? Does that town sponsor it? Will Krista, who is not a fan of Christmas, be responsible to help out due to her new position working for the city? Christmas In Winter Hill is a sweet, Hallmark like Christmas story. I would liken this to a Hallmark movie in book form. If you are looking for an enjoyable story to snuggle up and ready, Christmas in Winter Hill is an excellent choice. It is a quick read and beautiful story. I was given a free copy of Christmas In Winter Hill for my honest review. I was happy to read it and do just that!
JusticeReads 14 days ago
This was such a sweet story that gave me all the Hallmark Christmas vibes! I loved the main character Krista as she seemed very real and relatable. She comes from a dysfunctional background but has persevered through it in order to provide a successful future for her and her daughter. Also, she isn’t afraid to stand on her own two feet and I admire that in a female protagonist. I felt that she real life comments and advice to offer her daughter which I can relate to as a mother of a 12 year old. The description of Christmasville was festive and cheerful. I love reading about small towns that celebrate together. I come from a suburban area and we only wave hi and bye to our neighbors. I do wish the story would have been longer. At times the plot felt driven too quickly and the romance was very rushed, especially considering the background for Conner. This is my first Melody Carlson book and I would love to read more of work, but I do usually prefer more content in my reads as well as a much slower build to a romance. Some light flirting and hand holding can really build the anticipation for a reader! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publishing company. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
PianoLady831 15 days ago
A trademark of Melody Carlson’s prolific writing is her yearly Christmas novella and Christmas in Winter Hill is a welcome addition. This is my first Christmas-themed read of the fall and I enjoyed it very much. The small town of Winter Hill, Washington is the perfect backdrop for this uplifting story of family and community. There’s a Hallmark feel to this story and I can easily see it in the future lineup of Christmas movies. That’s not a criticism, by the way, for I never tire of Hallmark productions. “It takes a village to raise a Christmasville” (Mayor Richards). A new city manager who doesn’t enjoy Christmas and a town who lives for Christmas … now that’s a promising foundation for some interesting storytelling! Although there’s a gentle romance woven throughout and the yearly Christmasville production is key, the story’s main focus is on Krista and her daughter – difficulties that arise in Krista’s efforts to be a good city manager and their need for a fresh start, a place to truly belong. There’s a complexity to the characters and Krista’s background of growing up in foster homes – some good and others not so good – give a realness to her feelings about Christmas. Krista is easy to connect with and her daughter, Emily, is precious. I loved Krista’s approach to the seriousness of her job, as well as the way she brought Christmas into Emily’s life in spite of her own feelings. Christmas in Winter Hill is an easy read, fairly predictable, but that in no way lessened my enjoyment. It’s a heartwarming story, with a gentle faith thread – a reminder of God’s timing and the need for a childlike faith in God’s goodness. Recommended. I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
ARS8 15 days ago
What happens when you don't like Christmas for personal reasons and yet you move to a town that takes Christmas very seriously? And... you are the new city manager. This was a lighthearted novella about a single mom, Krista, and her little girl Emily and the beginnings of a new life for them as they move from Arizona to a small little town called Winter Hill. The town is quaint and very lovely if not a bit obsessed with their Christmasville celebration. I personally would like to visit a town like that around the holidays, where Christmas cheer could only be contagious. However, Krista calls herself the Grinch as she takes her job seriously and some changes have to take place. She meets many of the people of the town, including a handsome widower with a daughter. She not only must deal with her Grinch like feelings, but also the town Scrooge who seemed to me to be up to no good. Can this town change Krista's feelings about Christmas and in the process giver her a sense of belonging? This was a nice story to snuggle up with, especially with the holidays coming. I received a copy of this novel from Revell. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
KaileyBechtel 20 days ago
This book was a very enjoyable, quick read. It was very reminiscent of a Hallmark movie. It moved at a decent pace and had a sweet ending. I really enjoyed it! I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
kp68 21 days ago
Melody Carlson's latest Christmas novella is titled Christmas in Winter Hill. You will meet Krista Galloway and her young daughter, Emily, on the opening pages of this Christmas tale. Krista is relocating to Winter Hill to begin her new job as the city manager. She is not sure how she will survive this move. Krista must adjust to a transition from Phoenix to a small town, which is known both for its snow and it's celebration of Christmas! This is a fun and quick read. You will watch Krista attempt to fit into her new home and workplace environment. You will see her run into bumps along the way in each location. Krista has a coworker who wanted her job and now seems out to get her! It is interesting to see where Krista will land by the final page! What can go wrong in a town that advertises itself as "the Home Of Christmasville"?
vics49548 23 days ago
A wonderful, feel good story for the Christmas season, author Melody Carlson doesn’t steer away from a difficult storyline. Some have reviewed this book and said that the challenges Krista faces makes the story “not fun to read”. I have found that challenges make the characters more true to life. After all, who has the perfect life story? I enjoy reading about characters who overcome life challenges. And yet Carlson has kept the warm, Christmas-y feel of the story that we love this time of year. If you enjoy contemporary Christian fiction with a Christmas theme and a light romance, then you’ll enjoy this story. I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
KrisAnderson_TAR 23 days ago
Christmas in Winter Hill by Melody Carlson is a sweet Christmas novella. I look forward to reading this authors latest Christmas story each year and I was not disappointed with Christmas in Winter Hill. It is well-written with relatable characters in realistic situations. It moves along at a steady pace and can be finished quickly (only 164 pages). Krista Galloway is looking forward to starting over in Winter Hill. She has not had the easiest life growing up in the foster care system and the last few years have been difficult. Her daughter, Emily is looking forward to having a white Christmas and she wants a real home with a backyard. Unfortunately, things do not go as planned for the duo. Emily, though, does enjoy living in Winter Hill and makes friends right away. I enjoyed Emily’s enthusiasm as she embraced all the Christmas festivities. The little girl wants her mother to love Christmas as much as she does and comes up with a plan (I just loved it). The townspeople enthusiastically embrace Christmas and their Christmasville activities. Winter Hill is a quaint town who came up with a clever way to revive their dying city. It is the tenth year for their Christmasville celebration, and they have big plans. Unfortunately, there are a few hiccups along the way. I enjoyed the subplot with Winston Palmer who is the town’s grinch (bah humbug type of guy). Christmas In Winter Hill has new beginnings, a cute little girl, crime, a touch of romance and cheery Christmas festivities. The story has a good moral. We learn that we get what we need in His timing, not when we want them (it can be hard to be patient though). The ending was a delight and left me with a big smile on my face. My favorite phrase comes from Krista who said, “I like to think our troubles make us stronger.” Christmas in Winter Hill is a heartwarming, uplifting story with apartment anguish, Christmas catastrophes, elf escapades, a great giveaway, and holiday high spirits.
LisetteRue 24 days ago
As someone who loves Christmastime, the thought of helping organize a Christmas celebration sounds fantastic! And getting to dress up and play a part? Where can I sign up?! I’ve been reading many books laden with deep world-building, too many plotlines and sometimes too many points-of-view characters, so it was refreshing to read this slim tale. Despite the hijinks of a rabble-rouser, this story was mostly as sweet as a Christmas bakeshop and as delightful as a Hallmark holiday made-for-TV movie. Certainly that won’t appeal to everyone, and we all know, realistically, that praying hard for something doesn’t mean we will get it, but this book was the type of relaxed read that I needed. If you enjoy uncomplicated holiday tales, this may be for you. If you’re looking for more depth and less sweet, I’d recommend detouring around Winter Hill. -- Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions are expressly my own.
NadineTimes10 24 days ago
First off, to make it clear, just in case: this holiday tale isn't a romance. Yes, it does have a Hallmark feel that includes a romantic thread, but the story's focus is on Krista's career and the need she shares with her daughter to have a place to belong. I found this to be rather basic, predictable reading, both in regard to the plot and the character types, though I was pleased with Krista's business sense and how she (mostly) isn't timid where her job is concerned. The general cloud of townsfolk come off as prejudiced and pouty about getting their way, and the read becomes schmaltzy and redundant at times, especially toward the fast and drastic heightening of Krista's difficulties in the climax and the fairly rushed resolution and conclusion. Yet, it's good that the difficulties are based on serious issues, so the main characters aren't merely having an overemotional or trivial kind of experience. And even when it gets serious, the story isn't dark or hard to digest. It's an easy and comfortable tale that's absolutely steeped in Christmas, and a thorough Christmassy steeping is exactly what I was after. Many fans of quick and uplifting holiday reads with faith woven in should enjoy this one. ________ Revell provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review.
amybooksy 25 days ago
Christmas in Winter Hill is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. I just love this sweet and heartwarming story. The book is not a long one and I was disappointed it had to end so soon. My favorite character is no doubt young Emily. I would love to visit a place like Winter Hill. I am giving Christmas in Winter Hill a well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for all readers who enjoy a well written and clean Christmas reads. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
LifeofLiterature 27 days ago
I have grown to love and look forward to Melody Carlson’s annual Christmas books! They do a perfect job of putting you in the holiday mood. I like curling up with a blanket, sipping tea, listening to Christmas music, and immersing myself in the romantic stories. This particular book had all of the elements I have come to expect from the author—a will they-won’t they romance, festive setting, and sweet conclusion that wraps everything up in a satisfying way. I liked the easy and seamless pace of the plot. The story is sweet in its simplicity. I recommend this book if you are looking for a cute, seasonal romance! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing. Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
ADelightfulGlow 27 days ago
Christmas in Winter Hill has several loveable characters, particularly Krista Galloway's daughter Emily. Krista doesn't hold an especial fondness for Christmastime. Too many disappointments and unmet expectations surround the day for her. Emily, however, loves Christmas and she's thrilled to move to a town which hosts Christmasville every year! With ice skating, hot cocoa, new friends, and a Christmas house inside the pages, you'll find cozy inside the cover! Oh, and special new friends, Connor and Anna, begin to lend a hand and show up quite often for Krista and Emily. The story also has a fly in the ointment to keep us turning the pages! What is Winston up to and why does he want to cross Krista at every turn in her new job? An easy-to-read story with a few surprises along the way! It will leave you smiling as you close the back cover. I received a copy to review and all opinions are 100% my own.
Anonymous 27 days ago
Sometimes it seems impossible but that's when you just have to trust in God that things will work out for the good in His own time. Not when we want it to! This sweet Christmas book is a gentle reminder of that. I loved the remainder and sometimes I know that we're not always patient myself included. I try to never miss a Melody Carlson book for this reason. Her stories are always wonderful and I love her books! I enjoyed this story through the eyes of an 8 year old named Emily. Her enthusiasm is just wow! I wish I had her energy!! Her mother is blessed to have an outgoing youngster like Emily!! If this book doesn't get you into the Christmas mood then I don't kmow what will! This Will be a great read for Christmas Eve. I think I will read it to my family on Christmas Eve. My thanks to the author for a copy if this book. NO compensations were received. All opinions are my own.
Librarycataloger 27 days ago
Christmastime is special everywhere but a Christmas spent in Winter Hill is a really big deal! Everyone there loves all of the activities, all of the decorations, and all of the fun and joy associated with the Christmasville celebration. Everyone, that is, until Krista Galloway is hired as the new city manager! Melody Carlson is known for creating wonderful Christmas stories and she has succeeded once again with this new book. She made me want to visit this small town in Washington to experience the holidays during the Christmasville celebration. This year Winter Hill has a mayor who loves playing Santa Claus--a celebration scheduled to last for days--and an essay contest that will reward the winner with a new home known as the Christmas House! Krista does not like Christmas and she has serious reservations about all of this hoopla but how can she refuse? As I learned about the years in foster care when her Christmas Eve birthday and Christmas Day were often overlooked, my mind understood why she disliked the holidays so much but my heart ached for the effect that her unhappy childhood was having on her eight-year-old daughter. Emily wanted and needed a joyful Christmas and the essay that she wrote for the contest almost broke my heart! After explaining why she wanted to win the Christmas House, Emily wrote 'So if I win the Christmas House, I will give it to my mama and it will be her best birthday and best Christmas present ever.' Grab your tissues! There is also a mystery and the promise of romance in Christmas in Winter Hill and this is a story that will warm your heart, remind you of the miracles of Christmas, and put you in an early Christmas spirit. It is also a story worthy of being made into a Hallmark movie! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I recommend it to all who enjoy inspirational holiday stories. I received a complimentary copy from the author but a positive review was not required.
ChatWithVera 29 days ago
It is such a delight to read short Christmas novellas. They are most always warm-fuzzy-feeling books that just brighten one's emotional being. Often those treasures are tinsel draped and brightly lit romances. You know - boy meets girl, girl swoons, a Christmas engagement or wedding, and happily into the sunset. Not bad, but not always what we wish for. Melody Carlson's Christmas novellas have a light touch of romance - very light. They reach right into the heart of the characters and pull out bits and pieces of life that engage your interest and bring you a truly warm-fuzzy feeling. In Christmas in Winter Hill we meet a young divorcee and her one and only child who captures our hearts immediately with her bright spirit. The story has Krista, our young divorcee, beginning a new job in Winter Hill and she is immediately cast into the town's frenzy that is preparation for the annual Christmasville. As the new city manager, she immediately spots discrepancies into which she begins a quiet investigation - all of which creates at atmosphere that is not at all cheerful and gay as a Christmas celebration should be. As with the author's previous novella, Christmas By the Sea, we find that Christmas in Winter Hill is about family values, love, and trust. It is also about new beginnings. I highly recommend. DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Revell Reads to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.
PinkGranny 30 days ago
Every year I look forward to Melody Carlson's annual Christmas book, wondering if she will be able to top the previous year and that in itself is a good recommendation. However, the one reason her annual books are so memorable is that they are all different. If she has a cookie cutter format like you see in those made for television Christmas movies, I have not seen it. From The Christmas Joy Ride to the Christmas Angel Project, her stories are fresh and evoke fond feelings for the Christmas spirit. Perhaps, because they nudge us to think of those caring feelings we have for others. Perhaps because she can touch the heart of the human spirit. If ever one wanted a new start, moving from sunny Phoenix to Winter Hill, in Eastern Washington is about as fresh as you can get considering the weather, culture and small town life. For someone with an aversion to Christmas, the town's preoccupation with Christmasville had Kristen wondering if she rushed into accepting this new job. To make it more difficult, her daughter found everything about Winter Hill delightful. I found the story entertaining and easy to read. I am certain that this little town is thinly disguised as Leavenworth Washington, a delightful little town where Christmas is their middle name. The fact that my hometown is mentioned a couple of times in passing didn't hurt either. All that aside, I believe the message within the covers of this quick read is simple: honesty and integrity are never out of date. If you enjoy good-hearted stories, this one is for you. I highly recommend
Anonymous 3 months ago
If you are a fan of Hallmark Christmas movies, Christmas In Winter Hill is sure to be a book that you will absolutely adore--- it truly has all the makings of their typical holiday movies, just in book form. And believe me when I say, I've watched enough to consider myself a good authority on the matter! And while as such the story might be a little predictable and oh yes, even cheesy... I absolutely loved it! Melody Carlson's Christmas stories are always a great read, and this one was no different. In Christmas In Winter Hill we meet Krista and her daughter Emily. Krista has taken on a new position as city manager for a small town called Winter Hill. The problem? It is a town obsessed with Christmas, and Krista has never been a fan- having grown up in foster care and never having positive Christmas memories. Do you see why I say this book has all the makings of a Hallmark Christmas movie? Holiday related town name-check! Christmas being a town event-check! A character who is just not into it- check! And of course... the romance! Yes, it has that going for it too. All these great elements made it a very cute holiday read! And a quick one too. It was only 164 pages, so really a very quick read--- which can be great for the busy holiday season! I will say that being such a short novel, there were a few places that seemed perhaps a little rushed, or that I would have enjoyed seeing expanded upon, but it was enjoyable as it was anyway! If those cute, predictable Christmas romances aren't really your cup of tea however, I imagine you won't enjoy this one much at all but for those of us who DO love a sweet holiday romance, this is definitely one to add to our holiday reading list! **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own.
TrixiO 3 months ago
Krista Gallaway is NOT a fan of Christmas. So why is she crazy enough to move from Phoenix, Arizona to Winter Hill, Washington accepting the job of City Manager? Especially when she finds out Chirstmasville is their biggest event of the year! And, to top that off, she’s expected to get behind the celebration 100%. This was definitely a cutesy, Christmasy, warm-hearted story that will have you rooting for the magic of holiday miracles and the power of love. Krista and her daughter Emily are a delightful duo that dug into my heart as characters to come to care deeply about. Emily—with her little girl charm & enthusiasm for all things Christmas—has big dreams for her mom and starting over in a town that promises her first snowfall! She’s every mom’s dream for a perfect little girl. Though Krista is dead-set against Christmas due to her rough childhood, she at least tries to get into the spirit for the sake of the town. I think perhaps a certain young man named Connor softens her heart with his natural charm and the friendship of his daughter Anna. Watching the foursome become friends (perhaps more?) & the conspiring of two young girls was fun, while watching the town grow on Krista was my grown-up version of a Hallmark worthy Christmas story! I’d love to see this played out on TV; it would be one I’d watch every year. Last but not least, the spiritual theme was uplifting with reminders of the power of God’s love and care for each one of us. If you’re looking for a inspiring Christmas-themed story full of charming characters and the promise of good things to come, look no farther than Christmas in Winter Hill! *I received a complimentary copy from Revell and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review. All opinions are strictly my own. *
MaureenST 3 months ago
A quick read that draws you in, and then you don’t want to let go. I loved Emily, the author gives us such a sweet little girl, and she loves her Mom. Then we have Anna a teenager and how welcoming she is of an eight-year-old, and how she goes about helping her. We are given a little bit of sweet romance, crime, new beginnings, and all things Christmas, and all wrapped up in a page-turning read. Only problem I had was I wanted more! I received this book through the Revell Readers Program, and was not required to give a positive review