Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Substitute Bride by Carrie Fancett Pagels - Review of one of the stories in the O' Little Town of Christmas Collection 2015

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A letter for Sonja's deceased friend arrives at the post office in Michigan, and with it a proposal. With her father threatening to kick her out of his home, Sonja impulsively responds, offering to travel west to be a substitute bride. At the same time, Louis's railroad promotion sends him back to Michigan, the one place on earth he'd hoped to never return--where Christmas past was full of pain. A mysterious stranger leaves him marked copies of "A Christmas Carol" as he considers romancing Sonja in Christmas present. Will Louis discern the best choices for Christmas future? Does it include the Poor House, again? Even so--will God bring healing and love to him this year?

I loved this story, what a touching Christmas tale it is. I have come to really enjoy and appreciate Carrie's writing . This book has been on my wish list since it came out, then Amazon offered it free for the Kindle so I grabbed it before the deal went away. Carrie brings you through a lot of emotions in a very short time. A must read!!!

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