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A Wreath of Snow: A Victorian Christmas Novella (edition 2012)

by Liz Curtis Higgs

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Title:A Wreath of Snow: A Victorian Christmas Novella
Authors:Liz Curtis Higgs
Info:WaterBrook Press (2012), Hardcover, 224 pages
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I love Christmas novellas because they're short and sweet and easily read in one or two sittings. I've enjoyed Liz Curtis Higgs in the past but this was one that I just didn't connect with. I liked Margaret and Gordon well enough and I loved the Scottish setting. The estrangement with Margaret's brother Alan was a bit extreme and he was so unlikeable that even though I understood his purpose in the story and the need for redemption and forgiveness, I just couldn't stand him. I know this was intended as a novella, but I think the story would have been a lot richer if it was a full length novel.

Overall, I liked the story, but I just didn't love it. Fans of Liz Curtis Higgs will undoubtedly enjoy this, however.
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  2kidsandtired | Aug 2, 2016 |
I love Christmas novellas because they're short and sweet and easily read in one or two sittings. I've enjoyed Liz Curtis Higgs in the past but this was one that I just didn't connect with. I liked Margaret and Gordon well enough and I loved the Scottish setting. The estrangement with Margaret's brother Alan was a bit extreme and he was so unlikeable that even though I understood his purpose in the story and the need for redemption and forgiveness, I just couldn't stand him. I know this was intended as a novella, but I think the story would have been a lot richer if it was a full length novel.

Overall, I liked the story, but I just didn't love it. Fans of Liz Curtis Higgs will undoubtedly enjoy this, however.
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  2kidsandtired | Aug 2, 2016 |
This is a meaningful story of bitterness and forgiveness set in a Victorian Christmas winter storm. I thoroughly enjoyed it! ( )
  rwilliams2911 | Jun 21, 2016 |
Although the storyline was a bit predictable, this was a nice little read. Set in Scotland in 1894 the main character Meg meets up with a man who was responsible for a tragedy in her family when she was a young girl. Through misunderstandings, a snowbound train, and a shared sense of responsibility, the two adults spend Christmas in the town they had both sought to flee. Ultimately a story of redemption and forgiveness, this is a light Christmas read imbued with Christian spirit that really brings home the meaning of the holidays. ( )
  KEFeeney | Dec 6, 2015 |
Although the storyline was a bit predictable, this was a nice little read. Set in Scotland in 1894 the main character Meg meets up with a man who was responsible for a tragedy in her family when she was a young girl. Through misunderstandings, a snowbound train, and a shared sense of responsibility, the two adults spend Christmas in the town they had both sought to flee. Ultimately a story of redemption and forgiveness, this is a light Christmas read imbued with Christian spirit that really brings home the meaning of the holidays. ( )
  KEFeeney | Dec 6, 2015 |
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Christmas...
the season for kindling, not merely
the fire of hospitality in the hall,
but the genial flame of charity
in the heart.

Washington Irving
Christmas is here:
Winds whistle shrill,
Icy and chill.

William Makepeace Thackeray
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To our daughter, Lilly,

a brilliant artist, a gifted storyteller,
a fine traveling companion,
and an exceptional encourager
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Stirling, Scotland
24 December 1854


In all her twenty-six years, Meg Campbell had never been this cold.
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On a reluctant visit home, an icy reception from her Scottish family sends Meg Campbell fleeing for the train station, determined to spend the holidays alone, but after pouring her heart out to a fellow traveler, she finds the courage to return home.

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