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Book Review: Return to Virgin River by Robyn Carr

There is an old saying that states that you can’t go home again. However, the feeling of coming home again is exactly what I felt while I was reading Robyn Carr’s Return to Virgin River. Continue reading “Book Review: Return to Virgin River by Robyn Carr”

Book Review: The Christmas Table by Donna VanLiere

The Christmas Table was exactly what I needed! A light, Christmas story that helped me pleasantly pass a few hours.

In June 1972, John Creighton determines to build his wife Joan a kitchen table. Inspired to put something delicious on that table, Joan turns to her mother’s recipes. In June 2012, Lauren Mabrey finds a table that has been recently refinished. She discovers a drawer under the table which contains a stack of recipe cards. The story of the Christmas table unfolds in alternating timelines as Joan battles breast cancer and Lauren learns to cook, preparing for her baby’s arrival.

The Christmas Table is the latest in VanLiere’s Christmas Hope series. Do not let the fact that this is book ten be a turn off. You can read this book without having read any of the other books in the series. However, I highly recommend you go back and read each book. They are perfect, feel good stories for the holidays or anytime!

According to Amazon, this book clocks in at 240 pages. It is a quick read that I finished in approximately three or four hours. When I closed the book, I was pleased with the story, but felt I had read an abridged version of the book. There were certainly places where details could have been expanded upon and I would have enjoyed a deeper look into this story. When I am enjoying characters and their stories, I am always eager for more and that was the case with The Christmas Table. I will eagerly await the next book in this series to learn more about this cast of characters.

Looking for a story to start off your Christmas reading this season? The Christmas Table fits that bill with its reminders of faith. Grab a copy today!

Thank you St. Martin’s Press for allowing me to read and review. All opinions are my own.

 

 

Rating: 4 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: The Christmas Table

Author: Donna VanLiere

Release Date: October 6, 2020

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Book Review: Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins

Filled with characters that annoyed and a story that was only so-so made this reader glad to close Behind the Red Door. Continue reading “Book Review: Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins”

Book Review: He Started It by Samantha Downing

Let me put this out there first thing … I HATED the ending. Hated! Continue reading “Book Review: He Started It by Samantha Downing”

Book Review: What You Wish For by Katherine Center

What I wish for is that each Katherine Center novel would never end! Continue reading “Book Review: What You Wish For by Katherine Center”

Book Review: Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

Don’t open this book thinking what you’re about to read is a mystery/suspense/thriller. While it has small elements of that genre, that is not what this book read like to me. If there’s a takeaway from Little Disasters, it is that mental health is important. Please talk to someone! Continue reading “Book Review: Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan”

Book Review: The Finders by Jeffrey B. Burton

I am the crazy cat lady that loves dog books. A book with a cat or dog on the cover immediately grabs my attention. That is how I found myself reading the first book in this new series. Continue reading “Book Review: The Finders by Jeffrey B. Burton”

Book Review: The Dilemma by B. A. Paris

The Dilemma is full of so many secrets and so much heartache that this reader couldn’t help but completely immerse herself in this book to see how it would all unfold. Continue reading “Book Review: The Dilemma by B. A. Paris”

Book Review: Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon

Historical fiction is usually not the genre I seek out. But this is Amy Harmon, whose book Making Faces is one of my all-time favorites, so I had to give it a try. Continue reading “Book Review: Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon”

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