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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Woodlands Christmas and A Riverwalk Christmas

I'm proud to be a Texas gal, and was excited to see two Christmas story collections set in the Lone Star State!  Hope you enjoy learning about them too!

First up is a historical collection of holiday stories in "A Woodlands Christmas," featuring four stories set in the Piney Woods of East Texas.

About The Book:

Experience a nostalgic Christmas in the Piney Woods of East Texas where a traveling wood-carver dispenses wisdom that brings four couples to realize the gift of love. Can Bridget show Seth how to forgive? Will Mary see Joseph live up to his promise? Can Seth steer Emma away from the need for vengeance? Will R. C. help Gabriella find her grandfather? (from Barbour Publishing)

My Thoughts - I loved how each story featured the old wood-carver Gabe Noell and his sawdust sermons and tied together nicely in the ending story. I was, distressed, that of the four authors who contributed to this collection, not one of them were from Texas!  But the stories are sweet, romantic and have happy endings - just right for this time of year!

Next up, Christmas takes a trip to San Antonio, Texas with the story collection "A Riverwalk Christmas." The Riverwalk is a famous tourist attraction in downtown San Antoinio and is featured prominently in the four delightful stories found here.

About The Book:

A vivid setting, rich in cultural history, Christmastime along the San Antonio Riverwalk is a delightful setting for four modern romances. Ecko finally meets the right kind of guy, but can he trust her motives? Valerie hires an old flame to revive her business, but will he stick around? Gabriela has a chance to forgive and find love, but can she? Sienna’s job brings her the chance of a lifetime, but will her rowdy family spoil it? (from Barbour Publishing)

My Thoughts - This contemporary collection was very appealing to me as I spent many years in and out of San Antonio as a child. I was delighted to recognize many attractions mentioned in these stories, and was so pleased to see that each of the authors had a Texas connection!  Romance with a bit of Texas spice and a lot of Christmas cheer is found in "A Riverwalk Christmas!"
Add at little bit of Texas to your Christmas with these two collections!  And Happy Reading, Ya'll!

My thanks to Barbour Publishing for the review copies of these two books. I was not compensated for my opinions.

1 comment:

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

not sure if my first post went through, but i've seen woodland christmas around a lot and it looks great!!