And it’s day Seven of the 12DOC! Hard to believe it’s only 5 days until Christmas! We’re in the home stretch!
*And it’s day Seven of the 12DOC! Hard to believe it’s only 5 days until Christmas! We’re in the home stretch!
Today’s post is a bonus! You read the title right! I’m giving away five books! As you all know, last year I published my very first Christmas Novella, Coffee Shop Christmas. Five people will be the recipient of a pdf copy of this book, a little Christmas present 😉 How do you get a copy? Well…
The first five subscribers to contact me get a copy! This only lasts through today, so feel free to share with friends about this giveaway. And no sharing your pdf copy please. *UPDATE! All five of the books are gone! Thank you to everyone who contacted me! You all made my day!*
And now for a book review: Wind Chimes by Victoria Minks!
The Wind Chimes, and Other Christmas Stories: A Collection of Short Stories
Christmas is a day of forgiveness, love, God, and family, no matter where you live or when you lived. These stories will take you somewhere long ago, and yet much like today.
With a touch of humor and a family-loving gentleness, these stories carry all the hope of Christmas.
Wind Chimes-- Still bitter over a hurtful mistake a year ago, Martin Roebuck meets the despised doctor on Christmas Eve.
The Two Runaways-- Lost while running away from home, Albert Russell is taken in by an old man, who seems to also have past grievances.
On the Fourth Floor-- Though living on the same floor, George Nolan and Christin Rimmers overlook each other-- until a common challenge brings them together the night before Christmas Eve.
The Spinster-- Wanting to avoid Christmas loneliness, Milly Lambert finds herself in the cabin of an old woman who holds a wise secret.
The Broken Man-- Criminal Arch Fisher attempts to take advantage of a kindly old settler in the woods, but things go miserably awry.
Winifred's Adventure-- Elderly couple Amias and Winifred Hambly--eager for an uncommon life--discover a dying mother the day before Christmas.
I’m seeing a pattern here…I’ve mostly been reading Short Story collections when it comes to Christmas books! This was the first Self-Published book I ever read, and since I know Victoria personally, it makes the book so much sweeter! I’ve known Victoria for…hmmm…six years? Something like that. Anyway, most of our friendship has manifested itself over the internet, since she is a MK (Missionary Kid) in Japan. But regardless, her writing is amazing! This collection of short stories is perfect for Christmas and is one of my very favorites! Truly a cozy read!
Genre – Historical Fiction
Historical Accuracy – As far as I can remember, it was 100% accurate. The stories go back and forth between the U.S. and England. Most of the stories don’t pinpoint a specific year.
Content – I won’t make you sit through all my ravings over this book 😉 I love it so much (My favorite story is called “The Spinster”. 2nd is “The Broken Man”, but they are all so good!)
Favorite Scene – Probably the one where a guy in one of the stories is being helped after a bad fall. The boys who help him and the constant chatter/remarks about the situation are just adorable. Also, a character named Mrs. Bascom. *Sigh* I love her so much!
Overall – If you want a lovely collection of Christian Christmas stories that will warm the heart, buy this book!
You can find Victoria’s website here and her Amazon link here.
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway, then hop over to Stories by Firefly for more Christmas fun!
Christian. American. Southern. Author.