Monday, January 19, 2015

Evergreen: A Book Review

About The Book:

An empty nest has Ingrid Christiansen dreading the upcoming holidays, but her husband, John, couldn’t be more excited about this new season of life. He even has a surprise trip abroad planned. He’s sure she’ll love it. What’s more romantic than Christmas in Paris?

Before he can stop her, however, Ingrid agrees to spearhead a major church project. Then their faithful dog, Butterscotch, needs emergency surgery, draining their savings. And then—because disasters strike in threes—an unexpected guest arrives, dredging up old hurts.

As a beautiful blanket of snow transforms the north woods into a winter wonderland, a deep chill settles over John and Ingrid’s marriage. With the holidays fast approaching, their only hope of keeping their love evergreen depends on turning the page on the past and embracing a new chapter of their future.


You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format
 
About The Author:

Susan May Warren is the bestselling, Christy and RITA Award-winning author of more than fourty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. She spent eight years as a missionary in Russia with her husband and four children before returning to Minnesota's north shore to write full-time. Visit her page at www.susanmaywarren.com
 
My Review:

Once again Susan May Warren has brought the delightful Christiansen family to life in Evergreen. It is a short book, at only 185 pages, but it sure packed a punch. It was a very quick read, but I fell in love with the characters from the very first chapter. The book is full of discouraging times as the matriarch and patriarch of the family come to a crossroads of sorts in their marriage. Yet the book is one that is also so full of hope and that is ultimately what made this a fantastic read. If you have read they journey's of the Christiansen family in previous Warren books, you will absolutely want to pick up this gem. You will read it fast, and you will not be disappointed in the least. The biggest theme I got out of the book was that struggles and trials are okay, they are what make us who we are, and they make us stronger, and ultimately better. We all have seasons that we travel through, we have to in order to grow, and it was delightful to see the journey that the family travelled in this book. Just a note, if you are not familiar with the other members of the Christiansen family, it may be better to read those books first, so you do in fact become familiar since they are alluded to throughout the book.
 
BUY IT: You can purchase a copy of Evergreen at your favorite bookseller from Tyndale Fiction. It is also available online through Amazon.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, as a member of Susan May Warren's book launch team, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner**

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