I received this book for free from Celebrate LIt Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Colors of Christmas: Two Contemporary Stories Celebrate the Hope of Christmas by Olivia Newport
Published by Shiloh Run Press on October 1st 2017
Genres: Christian, Clean & Wholesome, Contemporary, Fiction
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Celebrate the joyful hope of the Christmas season as characters find healing in the midst of heartbreak.New from Olivia Newport! Christmas in Blue In the wake of a personal loss deeper than anyone realizes, Angela plans to bypass as much of the season as possible and get through her duties as the church organist by going on autopilot. Instead, she finds herself in charge of the town’s celebration. After a mysterious young man arrives, townspeople suspect he is the reason that one set of plans after another disintegrate until little is left of their traditions. Yet Angela warms to Gabe because she suspects they share a secret—his real reason for coming to town. Even when all they have to work with is a garish supply of blue Christmas decorations, Gabe helps Angela discover the hidden beauty of hope. Christmas in Gold After eighty years, change is nothing new for Astrid. By the time she was twenty, she survived the destructive Nazi regime, caring for her family under brutal circumstances, moving to America, and losing her husband. At forty she was widowed again and left to build a new life with her children. Now, when she faces a move into an assisted living community and meets a young woman on the brink of despair, she resolves to stir up hope through tragedy one more time.
I got this book because, well its Christmas!! Any way I thought it would be interesting, than I wasn’t sure cause it wasn’t quite the style I’m used to. But it was pretty good…It shows a side to Christmas you don’t usually see especially in books. Its a bit sadder than some might like…But it was nice seeing how people might cope with some things and watching them still enjoy Christmas. Christmas in blue was definitely my favorite! I almost hope for a bit more of each story….maybe we should check in on them and get a new years novel???