A Victorian Christmas: Anthology by Catherine Palmer (Tyndale, September 23, 2009), 320 pages
Four novellas, all previously published before. All historical romances. And all take place around Christmastime. The titles? Angel in the Attic, Lone Star, Under His Wings, and Behold the Lamb.
If you’re looking for sweet, cozy, Christmas stories that read quickly, this may be a good pick for you.
I went into this book with relatively low expectations — I didn’t expect great literature but I did expect heart-warming stories of Christmas. Those expectations were met. I didn’t expect all the stories to be romances, but that’s just because I didn’t read the back cover copy (that’s not rare for me; I try to know as little as possible about a book before I start reading it, while still hopefully knowing enough to ensure I’ll like said book).
I wish I’d enjoyed these more, but still they were an OK way to pass the time.
I was disappointed when I received this book to learn that all of the stories had been previously published in other collections. Although it didn’t diminish my personal enjoyment of the book, I dislike books being repackaged and offered again as new products just to make a buck.
About the author
Catherine Palmer is the author of more than 50 novels. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Tim, where they serve as missionaries in a refugee community. Palmers on Mission, her blog, is about this work. They have two grown sons.
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