Hello, Merry Christmas and welcome back to Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas! Today…I do not have an installment of Stille Nacht…*looks guilty.” Today, I have a book review by a sweet author I’ve known about for a few years now, but am just know getting to know, Miss Rebekah Morris! We swapped books just recently and I am excited to give you my take on the book “Christmas Delays.” Let’s get to it!
Christmas Delays and other short storiesThree Christmas Stories from WWII
A doctor, called up for duty in the army, spends one more Christmas with his wife in an unexpected way after God’s Christmas delays strand them in a small house with another family.
Very mild weather might not feel like Christmas, but young, orphaned Peter and his older sister find the peace and love of the season with the Hampton family in spite of the sadness of war.
I’ll be Home for Christmas
Grandpa recounts the memories of his first Christmas away from home during WWII.
Such a warm, cozy read! There were three stories, each with a World War Two backdrop, which I loved so much! My favorite was Home for Christmas. *Tears* It was so sweet!
Historical Accuracy- There wasn’t a whole lot of historic detail, as far as war news and the like, but the setting was spot on and the whole story gave off a distinctly WWII atmosphere that I really enjoyed! So, yeah, I’d say it was accurate.
Content- Very clean! There was like two references to a young man carrying a girl, but she had gotten hurt and couldn’t walk. You figure out there is a possibility of a future relationship, but nothing too detailed or offensive about it. Really appreciated that! There is a reference to a few deaths (not detailed), a soldier being wounded (again, not detailed as far as violent or bloody. Just matter of fact, he got hurt), and a baby being born (no details).
Favorite Scene-I can’t say, because it would be a major spoiler, so I will go with my favorite story in this collection, which is Home for Christmas.
Overall- If you want a light, quick, cozy Christmas read, grab a copy of Christmas Delays!
Rebekah was kind enough to share a “Story behind the Story” with me about Peter’s Christmas! Here it is in her words...
I was sewing the binding on a large quilt I had just finished (it wasn’t even Thanksgiving yet), and my sister had the radio playing classical music. A song came on and after listening a moment I said, “Someone is calling Peter.”
My sister looked at me. “Huh?”
“The song. Someone is calling Peter! Who is he and why are they calling him? And who is calling him?” (My sister thought I was crazy.)
I was so intrigued by this that I started writing the story soon afterwards, and “Peter’s Christmas” came into being. Now I just wish I knew what the name of that song was. 🙂
If you hear someone calling "Peter" in the background of a Christmas song, be sure and let Rebekah know! Check out her blog here and purchase Christmas Delays here.
*I received a copy of Christmas Delays from the author in exchange for one of my books and a review. I was not required to give a positive review, but that wasn't hard!*
Don't forget to swing by Stories by Firefly for more Christmas fun! Tune in tomorrow for Part three of Stille Nacht!
Christian. American. Southern. Author.