Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Calico Christmas Book Review

I enjoyed this new and interesting installment of the historic version of Dry Creek.  Calico Christmas at Dry Creek (Dry Creek Historical Series, Book 1) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical #19) by Janet Tronstad.  I picked up the only two books on the shelf at a different branch of the library so that I could read some more by the author without waiting for the hold books to come in.  I noticed that these said Historical on the front but I didn't pay much attention to it and put it right into my bag to check out.

The Montana territory was supposed to be the land of dreams for Elizabeth O'Brian. But when influenza claims her husband and baby, Elizabeth doesn't know if she can go on. Then a stranger approaches her with a plea she can't ignore.  Jake Hargrove is desperate. His brother's death left him in charge of his two part-Sioux nieces—one an infant and one school aged. Jake knows the baby can't survive the harsh western winter without a wet nurse. A marriage of convenience with this grieving mother seems to be the only answer. Fighting for the acceptance of their charges gives Jake and Elizabeth new purpose. With the Christmas season approaching, dare they hope that they also could receive the gift of love?

I really enjoyed this book and I was a little surprised because I wasn't sure how I was going to like the historical twist.  The background on the characters and the different time period just added to the interesting reading.  I loved learning more about the main characters through the book and how they overcame their doubts to have a great life.  There are always characters that you cheer for and Elizabeth is one of those who you hope has their life turn around after loosing her husband and young daughter.  I hope that you pick up this book at your local library or bookstore and check it out for yourself to see what happens with Elizabeth and how she turns her life around.  I think that you will enjoy it too!!!

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