A Prairie Christmas Collection: 9 Historical Christmas

A Prairie Christmas Collection: 9 Historical Christmas Romances from America's Great Plains [Reading] ➸ A Prairie Christmas Collection: 9 Historical Christmas Romances from America's Great Plains By Tracie Peterson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Settling the vast open prairies weathering the winter storms and finding joy to celebrate during Christmas epitomizes the pioneer experience In this uniue collection of nine Christmas romances readers Christmas Collection: eBook ✓ Settling the vast open prairies weathering the winter storms and finding joy to celebrate during Christmas A Prairie PDF \ epitomizes the pioneer experience In this uniue collection of nine Christmas romances readers will relive a prairie Prairie Christmas Collection: MOBI õ Christmas with all its challenges and delights as penned by multi published authors including Prairie Christmas Collection: 9 Historical MOBI :Ê Tracie Peterson and Prairie Christmas Collection: 9 Historical MOBI :Ê Deborah Raney Take Me Home by Tracey Bateman One Wintry Night by Pamela Griffin Image of Love by JoAnn A Grote The Christmas Necklace by Maryn Langer A Christmas Gift of Love by Darlene Mindrup God Jul by Tracie Peterson Circle of Blessings by Deborah Raney Christmas Cake by Janet Spaeth Colder Than Ice by Jill StenglThe warmth of Christmas will radiate in new love from the high plains of Minnesota and Dakota Territory across the rolling hills of Nebraska Iowa and Illinois and down into the flats of Kansas Filled with inspiration and faith each story will become a treasure to be enjoyed again next year.

10 thoughts on “A Prairie Christmas Collection: 9 Historical Christmas Romances from America's Great Plains

  1. Hannah Hannah says:

    What a nice cozy read The stories are fun little romances and feature couples in the plains statesterritories between the 1860s 1880s They probably won’t prove to be super memorable and as short stories most had some form of handicap simply from the length restrictions But I really enjoyed this read and am happy to recommend it to anyone looking for a sweet Christmas read that won’t reuire a lot of emotional commitmentContent none

  2. Ronda Tutt Ronda Tutt says:

    Net GalleyAbsolutely Beautiful Enjoyable ReadBeautiful Christian Christmas Stories that will definitly get you in the mood for the snowy winter season Every story was very touching with its own each HEA I always find these historical stories of the old days amazing as they get through the hard times and make due with what little they have Each story has its own blessing as the characters are described throughout the story making you just want to hug the book when the story is over because it was so sweet emotionally I loved how there were several christmas recipes throughout the book so you could try yourself the traditions of homecooked meals of a prairie life

  3. Gina Gina says:

    I love historical fiction I absolutely love Christmas Put the two together comprised of various authors telling holiday stories that take place many decades ago and you have a recipe for a book I'll loveThe recipe was a successThe authors don't just dole up the basic fruitcake holiday story each is a great story in and of itself from a city girl who heads out to the prairie to teach a class of kids a place where they haven't held on to a teacher for than a month or two in a dilapidated classroom that features a drunk who thinks he's still a teacher too and who may walk in at any time stinking to high heaven and on to blizzards gifts faith poverty richesa bit of humor and a lot of love

  4. Shari Larsen Shari Larsen says:

    This is a collection of short stories all taking place during the Christmas season from the 1860s through the late 1880s in various locations throughout the Great PlainsI really enjoyed all of the stories but one of my favorites was Take Me Home by Tracey Bateman; a gentle romance about a first time teacher who feels like she is in over her head with her first teaching job; I loved the main characters but it's the secondary characters that really made the story I cannot really say why without giving away the story though you will just have to read it for yourselfAnother favorite was A Christmas Gift of Love by Darlene Mindrup about a 35 year old single woman coping with the death of her father and wondering how she will be able to keep the family farmI also really enjoyed Christmas Cake by Janet Spaeth a very sweet story about a newlywed couple's first Christmas togetherScattered throughout the book were recipes related to some of the stories I really enjoyed those too especially those in the story God Jul by Tracie Peterson about a Swedish family

  5. Loraine Loraine says:

    SUMMARY Experience Christmas on the historical American Great Plains as retold by nine different multi published authors including Tracie Peterson and Deborah Raney Follow pioneers immigrants and orphans through their adventures heartaches challenges victories and romances You are sure to find than one favorite among the nine holiday romances in this uniue collection to warm your heart and inspire your faithREVIEW I really enjoyed this collection of short historical romances from some of the well known Christian fiction authors Sweet easy to read stories that warmed your heart and deposited some little gems throughout the writingFAVORITE UOTES From Image of Love by JoAnn AGrote Man isn't perfect; that's no secret The best love we're capable of is only a 'wavering image' of God's love a symbol of His love And I suddenly realizaed that God's love and man's love are always around usFrom Christmas Cake by Janet Spaeth The greatest tradition of Christmas was something that could not be roasted or knitted or baked It was too big for any wrapping except perhaps some swaddling clothes that enveloped the best gift of allFrom Colder than Ice by Jill Stengl 'Love is painful God You know that better than anyone but I want to live and love and hurt along with You

  6. Kati Kati says:

    This was a really nice collection of Christmas stories A couple of the stories felt a bit rushed in the climax but I think sometimes that's just the way short stories are they have to pull things together a lot faster due to their shortened nature Each story was about 50 pages long which was nice I could read one or two in a sitting and not have to remember what was going on in the book when I was able to pick it up again which this week was nice since I haven't had any large chunks of time to read I think my favorite story in this collection was Circle of Blessings Raney

  7. The Overweight Bookshelf The Overweight Bookshelf says:

    First reviewed here be completely honest I am not a huge fan of anthologies The moment I start getting into the plot or the characters the story draws to an end There isn't enough time for deep and meaningful character development or plot development For me anthologies are literary snacks something to whet your reading palette when you don't have enough time to fully engross in a book The stories in this collection were sweet and cozy the euivalent of a uick adult bedtime story A nice way to unwind at the end of the day especially during the hectic holiday season Rating610

  8. Amethyst Amethyst says:

    Though I think I read a version that only had 4 of these historic romancesthey're still a bit too romantic and old aged for me but I got it as a christmas present big suprise there and decided to give it a chance and its actually kinda good in a cute this is how people fell in love awhile ago like people my parents age or older which is old trust me kind of way Or maybe it takes place in the early 1900s?? Whateva same consept; it was so innocent and adorable and I liked it P

  9. Wilani Wahl Wilani Wahl says:

    A wonderful collection of 9 Christmas novellas from 9 different authors I loved each of these One of the things in addition to the fact they were well written was the spiritual thread that wove through each of them I am sure I will be reading this collection again

  10. Rachel Brand Rachel Brand says:

    This is a wonderful collection of historical romances the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who is a true romantic at heart or simply an admirer of the good old days of wagons and bonnets From stories of love at first sight to newly married couples overcoming problems together to widowers and spinsters finding a love they never thought they'd experience there is sure to be than one story in here to delight an avid inspirational historical romance reader Having spent most of December reminiscing with the first season of Little House on the Prairie I was excited when I remembered that I'd received a review copy of this book from Barbour And I definitely wasn't disappointed with this collection While I'm not normally a fan of short stories each of these were at least 50 pages long and had room for plenty of character development descriptions of the great plains of the prairie and even some sub plots My personal favourites were The Christmas Necklace by Maryn Langer which involved a mystery surrounding a woman who falls from wealth and ends up working as a maid; and Circle of Blessings by Deborah Raney in which a female college student falls for her tutor and has to prove to her father that he's worthy of her affection I appreciated the range of different stories in this collection featuring everything from girls barely out of their teens to older women suffering from past heartbreaks While one might expect repetition when the setting and time period of each story is limited I'd like to assure potential readers that this is not the case There was only one story that I felt was a bit too contrived and predictable and bizarrely it was the first one Take Me Home by Tracey Bateman While it was cute I felt it was veering towards being sickly sweet This may just be a matter of personal taste and I'm glad that I continued reading as I was introduced to some wonderful new authors I was surprised to discover that the final story Cold As Ice by Jill Stengl was linked to Take Me Home featuring some of the same characters In a nice way these two sandwich the rest of the stories together If you're a fan of historical romances or would just like to relax with some short stories during the cold nights before Christmas I'd definitely recommend putting this book on your wishlist for next winter 910 Take Me Home by Tracey Bateman 710 This was a cute story but predictable to the extent of being sickly sweet The way in which everyone loved the main character immediately and reformed themselves because of her was rather cheesy I also felt that the conclusion came too suddenly and all the problems were wrapped up incredibly fast Admittedly a fairly enjoyable and sweet story if you suspend disbelief but I felt it was a disappointing start to the collectionOne Wintry Night by Pamela Griffin 910 Slow to start but I ended up loving these characters Excellent development of both plot and characters plus brilliant and realistic secondary characters especially the children I'd definitely read from this author Also I loved the name of the town Leaning Tree NebraskaAn Image of Love by Joann A Grote 910 This one seemed longer than the first two but had much stronger characters and development I particularly liked the theme of a woman struggling to move on after the death of her fiancee I couldn't ever imagine replacing my Simon if I were to lose him so I found Martie's situation to be very believable This is another author that I'll be looking out forThe Christmas Necklace by Maryn Langer 1010 Definitely my favourite so far This story only spanned a couple of days but still managed to give the characters depth and create a realistic progression of the relationship between Lucinda and David There was a lot of suspense which is often hard to create in a short story and it was uite hard to put down I was sad when this story ended and would love to read about these characters If I wanted to be picky I could say that some may find the story a bit contrived in places or melodramatic but it was the perfect romance for me I only wish this author had written novels or stories for me to readA Christmas Gift of Love by Darlene Mindrup 810 I found this one difficult to get into but it picked up eventually It's a marriage of convenience story which had the potential to be really sweet and humorous but ended up being rather contrived and unbelievable The main character spent most of the story wondering what these strange feelings she had were and why she kept feeling so embarrassed around the love interest and I truly can't believe that anyone could be so clueless not to realise that they were attracted to someone However I did appreciate that this story also focused on the physical aspects of love as well as the emotional Some Christian romances forgo any comments about physical attraction and seem to pretend that sex doesn't exist so I appreciated the author acknowledging that physical love is just as important as spiritual and emotional So while this one loses points for being rather unbelievable in some aspects it gets them back for showing the realities of loveGod Jul by Tracie Peterson 810 While I rather enjoyed this one especially the fact that all of the characters were of Swedish descent the main conflict in the story was simply that the two main characters didn't communicate The male main character kept trying to tell the female character that he was in love with her but she wouldn't listen All of their problems could have been resolved if he'd made of an effort to talk to her I'm a bit fed up with plots that revolve around communication problems The recipes were a bit overkill tooCircle of Blessings by Deborah Raney 1010 While this was rather predictable to the extent that I spotted the plot twist before it was even hinted at I did love this Such a sweet story with very likable characters I appreciated that the woman was unconventional and the man had made mistakes in the past All very realistic and endearing I'll definitely look out for from this authorChristmas Cake by Janet Spaeth 810 Cute story about a newly married couple preparing for their first Christmas The wife wants to make her husband a traditional Christmas cake from a family recipe because it would remind him of his childhood but various mishaps teach her that they need to make their own family traditions for the holiday period A very important point that all newly weds should realise and I appreciated that this story wasn't about falling in love but staying in love However the wife's paranoia that her husband would suddenly get bored with prairie life was a bit unbelievableCold As Ice by Jill Stengl 810 A spinster with a broken heart learns how to move on and heal with the help of a widowed minister While this story was about an older couple I really enjoyed reading about Estelle learning to love again I was also pleasantly surprised to find that this story linked in with the first one in the collection My only real problem is that I felt like I never truly got to know the minister which is important since he's apparently in love with Estelle

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