Saturday, December 20, 2014

Currently reading - "Mail Order Christmas Brides" by Jillian Hart and Janet Tronstad

I enjoy reading Christmas stories all year round, but especially in November and December.  I'm currently reading "Mail Order Christmas Brides", there are 2 stories in this book and I have finished the first story called "Her Christmas Family" by Jillian Hart.  The second story in this book is called "Christmas Stars for Dry Creek" by Janet Tronstad.

Do you read Christmas stories during this time of year?  

Mail Order Christmas Brides
Paperback - November 2011

More about the book: 
Her Christmas Family by Jillian Hart
"Please be my ma for Christmas." Felicity Sawyer can't resist little Gertie's heartfelt letter. Tate Winters seeks a bride for Gertie's sake, not his own. But as his reserve thaws before Felicity's sunny optimism, this new family learns that togetherness is the best way to celebrate the season.

Christmas Stars for Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad 
Eleanor McBride's outgrown her dreams of romance—but not her wishes for motherhood. Wedding Sergeant Adam Martin will give her a daughter to cherish. Yet it's not just shy, sweet Hannah who's captured her affections. And Eleanor's arrival in Dry Creek could be the start of a journey to true love.…

My thoughts:

I have read the first story in this book - "Her Christmas Family"

I enjoy the Love Inspired Historical line, the simple life that people led in the time frame of these books is really relaxing to me. 

When Felicity meets little Gertie, she really wants to be a part of her life.  But, she knows that she needs to form a relationship with Tate as well, so that they can become a family.

As Tate and Felicity get to know each other, will they find true love?

I like the way that the author describes the Community. and the lovely setting of setting up a wonderful Christmas tree for the whole family to enjoy.

Dont miss this wonderful book with two stories of "Christmas Brides"!

More about the Authors:

Jillian Hart 

Jillian grew up on her family's homestead on Washington state, near Carnation, Washington, where she raised cattle to pay for her college tuition, rode horses through the pristine foothills of the Cascade Mountain range and scribbled stories in her spare time.
After earning an English degree from Whitman College (what better way to go through college than to constantly read books?), she traveled, worked in advertising, taught Sunday school and volunteered before becoming a writer.
When she's not hard at work on her next story, Jillian can be found chatting with a friend, stopping for a café mocha with a book in hand, and spending quiet evenings at home with her family.

Visit Jillian Hart's Website 


Janet grew up in the wide open spaces of rural Montana and now lives in the urban spaces of Pasadena, California. She's used both of these locations in her books. Her Dry Creek, Montana series numbers over twenty novels now and her Pasadena books, The Sisterhood of the Dropped Stitches, number four.

Visit Janet Tronstad's Website


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Have a wonderful Holiday Season!


  1. What a great seasonal book to get lost in when you need to get away from all the 'stuff' going on.

    1. I really enjoy the Historical Romance books Maureen!

  2. The Christmas Tree is central to family here too. I hate to put it up for the year. :) Merry Christmas to you!!!

    1. I love Christmas trees! Merry Christmas Rosey!

  3. I don't really read Christmas stories much, but I do like reading about when times were simpler. Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

  4. Sounds like a very nice book. I have a Christmas book list on goodreads, will have to add this one and her Christmas family to it. :D


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