Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
Book Description: (From back cover)
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 know how romantic gestures always sound better in books than they work out in real life? In this book, the romantic gestures go about like real life usually does. This book is short, but so sweet! If you have enjoyed the Christiansen’s story in Ms. Warren’s other books, you will love this one. It gives you a glimpse inside the parents of the family we have come to know and love. I loved each twist and turn of the story, and left me longing for more, wishing that she had another new book coming out sooner than it is! Ms. Warren writes with humor and a more realistic view on subjects like marriage, relationships and will draw you into the world of Northern Minnesota with skill and finesse. You have to read this book and others by her! I used to live in Northern MN and love how she captured the area and really conveys it in words. This book was given to me for review by Tyndale Blog Network. The opinions contained herein are my own.