The Christmas Heirloom: Four Holiday Novellas of Love Through the Generations is a collection of novella stories spanning a couple hundred years of time, from historical novellas to a contemporary one, that is written by four different authors.
Christmas at Carnton by Tamara Alexander is a Christmas novella following in the vein of her previous Southern Plantation type of novels. I haven’t read too many so I did not recognize specific characters, so I don’t know if there are any tie-ins to other series. Either way, it worked well as a stand alone!
Christmas at Carnton is a Civil War era novella set in Nashville, clocking in at about 250 pages. It took me a week or so to read it because of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, but it’s a nice little getaway to read by a cozy fire at night. Although I found the plot predictable (or maybe I just read enough to see plot twists repeat), I still enjoyed the story. I quickly fell in love with the characters (especially the little seven year old boys and the mischief they got into) and the setting just sounded as magical as the cover made it look. If you’re looking for a nice little read this season, or even looking for a present for the history lover in your life, then this will hit the spot! Additionally, there are several recipes mentioned throughout the book that are included in the back.
Thank you to the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Fiction Guild for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review! It was delightful.
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