Monday, October 20, 2014
Where Treetops Glisten by Goyer, Putnam & Sundin Book #Review
MY REVIEW-I am definitely getting in the mood for Christmas. And this book here helped me feel the cheer of snow and cold:) It also made me fall in love with these authors all over again. With a novel like this, three authors writing about the same people, things can feel forced or like they don't it together. Not with this book though!! I totally loved all three stories, even if I do have a favorite:D
The first story, and my personal favorite, is about Abigail. Her siblings are all doing things to help fight the war but she is working at a candy shop and taking classes at the local college. She feels left out and like she isn't doing anything. But one day she stumbles upon a man, actually a man who rescues her from getting hit by the bus, and they strike up a slight friendship. She sees he is carrying a heavy burden and does her best to lighten the load a little. She has a hard time trusting people but in the end helps Jackson save his family farm, along with falling in love. I loved her giving spirit and how much she wants to assist others in their journey.
The second story is about Abigail's brother, Pete. He is the black sheep of the family who turned his life around after seeing his brother die because of him. When he stumbles upon a little girl one night without her parents, he also stumbles upon one of the only things able to make him feel alive again. Linnie is a real sweetheart and I loved the way she talks to people. A handful for sure! Pete brings the little girl home to her mother, who happens to be a woman he tormented when he was younger. They slowly fall in love but when it comes down to it, Pete finds out that the only way to fill that hole he feels, is to allow the Lord to have control. This one came in as a close second for favorite. I just loved Linnie to death.
And the last story in here was about Meredith, or Merry. The sister of Abigail and Pete, she is a nurse out on the front lines doing what she can to help the soldiers. I enjoyed this one a lot and how Merry was so strong. I only wish I was more like her. And getting some of a back story just made her more brave to be going out amidst the battle. The ending was perfect, as all of Sarah Sundin's novels are. I think she did a great job of writing a smaller story compared to the length of her normal books:)
**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**