From the publisher:
Hope finds the hopeless when a storm hits.I opened the book, figuring I could read the first couple of chapters and then head to bed. I ought to know better. As always, Warren's characters grab me from the opening pages. I was hooked, and stayed up until the book was finished. I'm pretty sure I've said something similar about nearly every title of Warren's that I have read.
It's Christmas weekend 1949, and despite the threat of a storm, the townspeople of Frost are determined to continue their holiday traditions, if only as a means to forget the war that they had all just suffered through. But the suffering hasn't ended for Dottie Morgan who lost her only son in the war. She's preparing to wallow in her isolation for the weekend, when Violet, nearly a spinster at age 29, dares to make a request that will force Dottie to publicly revive the memory of her dead son.
When a storm traps the two women at home with a strange young man who has an unbelievable confession and a neighbor with more to do with Violet's past than she would like, no one can predict how this Christmas will give them all a second chance.
What I love about this book:
- As always, Warren nails "Minnesotan" which undoubtedly helps me to feel like I know these characters.
- I love historical fiction that actually teaches me something or gives me more insight. Her books always do.
- I like characters that make mistakes and have flaws.
- I love Christian fiction that doesn't preach.
- And this is a Christmas story. A great Christmas story. It would make a fabulous made-for-tv or made-for-DVD movie...
Warm up with a Kindle Fire from Susan May Warren
Warm up to Chrismtas early this year with Susan May Warren's Baby, It's Cold Outside! To celebrate the release of her new Christmas book with Summerside Press, she and the publisher are giving away a Kindle Fire and hosting an early Christmas Party on Facebook!
One festive winner will receive:
- A brand new Kindle Fire
- Baby, It's Cold Outside by Susan May Warren
But, wait there’s more! Join Susan May Warren on 10/27 for merriment and a few early Christmas presents at her Baby, It's Cold Outside Christmas party! Grab your Christmas sweaters, socks and pj’s and join Susan and a few friends for a fireside chat about her recent books (Heiress & Baby, It’s Cold Outside), holiday traditions, favorite Christmas recipes, a trivia contest and more! Invite your friends and don’t miss the fun!
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Disclaimer: I received this book through LitFuse. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.