Saturday, February 7, 2015

Home For Christmas Book Review


Book Review of Home For Christmas
by Various Authors

REVIEW BY: L. Bankhead

      Yes, I am aware that we are way past Christmas, but I didn't receive this book to review until well after the holidays.  At any rate, this review will be quite simple.  I did not enjoy this book.  I really thought I would, as I am a nostalgic sap.  Yet, this book bored me to pieces, and I found very little that I liked about the book at all. This book is a compilation of twenty kind of short stories about the meaning of Christmas from various authors including: Pearl Buck, Rebecca Caudill, Ruth Sawyer, Elizaebth Goudge, Selma Lagerlöf and Henry van Dyke.  You may find the stories charming and bring holiday warmth to your soul.  But, I just couldn't get on that train.  You will also find some old favorites like The Christmas Rose and The Other Wise Men.  But the one I liked the best was No Room In The Inn and I believe I would read it over and again.  If you are keen on the old European type Christmas stories and lore,  you may enjoy this book.

(I received this book free from Handlebar and Plough Publishing as a request to review this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.") 

NEXT UP!  Reviews coming your way this Winter.... 

Price of Privilege by Jessica Dotta 

Frederick by Frederick Ndabaramiye

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