Friday, October 4, 2019

"Christmas in Winter Hill" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

  “Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas. After her rough childhood in multiple foster homes, the holiday season just brings too many bad memories to the surface. But when she accepts a job as a city manager in the mountain town of Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas is part of the deal. The small town is famous for its Christmasville celebration, something that the city manager . . . well, manages.
  As she tries to make her tiny new apartment feel like home for her and her eight-year-old daughter, Emily, Krista begins to wonder if this move was a mistake. She doesn't always feel welcomed in the close-knit town, and Emily continually wonders, "Where's the snow?" Can a friendly stranger and his family help restore Krista's Christmas spirit before the big day?
  Bestselling author Melody Carlson invites you to spend this holiday season in a town you'll never forget--and never want to leave.”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Talks about God, Jesus, & Christmas; ‘H’s are not capitalized when referring to God; Mentions of God & His will; Mentions of faiths, prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of Christmas & the reason; A few mentions of pretending to be Jewish (to avoid being asked about Christmas); A couple mentions of church & church going; A couple mentions of a Christian youth camp; A couple mentions of blessings; A couple mentions of miracles;
             *Note: Mentions of Santa & Mrs. Claus; A few mentions of Krista’s anti-Christmas demons.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘drat’ and two ‘stupid’s; Mentions of Krista’s divorce & other divorces; Mentions of embezzlement & crimes; Mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of lying & lies; A couple mentions of hatred; A mention of a serial killer; A mention of alcohol;
             *Note: A couple mentions of car brands.

Sexual Content- an almost kiss and two boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed kisses; Remembering an almost kiss; Touches & Embraces (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing & Blushes; Mentions of Krista’s husband’s affair; Mentions of exes, dating, & dates; A few mentions of kissing & an almost kiss; A couple mentions of innocent meetings between non-married people & not as innocent ones; A mention of a foster dad being accused of “something terrible with one of the older foster kids” (which causes Krista to shudder); Love, falling in love, & the emotions.

-Krista Galloway
                                P.O.V. of Krista
                                                        164 pages

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My personal Rating-

A very clean and fun, Christmas-y read. Because of the short length of the book, it was basically insta-love, but it was insta-love in a Hallmark Christian movie way. Those who like those movies or those looking for a short read should enjoy this one! :)

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Revell) for this honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I love Christmas stories. Your detailed mentions helped me decide whether or not I would like to read this one. I greatly appreciate the effort you put into your reviews! Thank you!