Thursday, November 1, 2012

"A Merry Little Christmas" by Anita Higman Book Review

Fall in love with this cozy story about two people from different worlds.
Franny Martin is an Oklahoma farm girl who’s preparing to spend the holidays alone…again. Then Charlie Landau shows up one day, all wealth and polish, and offers to buy Franny’s farm. Franny has no money to speak of, but she is clever and spirited, and she’s more than happy to sell the farm and move to the city.
As Sinatra croons from the radio and Christmas descends upon her charming farm, Franny teaches Charlie the curious and sometimes comical ways of country life. In the process, they unearth some discoveries of the heart—that sometimes love comes when you’re least ready for it. Will the holidays bring their most impossible dreams within reach?

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Okay, I wanted to give this a rating of a three or four--I promise, I did.  After all, it is your typical romance, and there is little doubt how it will end.  It has the typical poor, independent woman and the rich, robust man, and they fall head over heels in love at first sight.  It even takes place on a farm.  And the author sprinkles some wonderful Christian principles in there as well.  This is typical, so what would possess me to rate it so high?

Anna Higman is smart author.  She has written a romance that is sweet and clean but tackles some difficult issues.  Have you ever had a dream that others ridiculed and did not support?  What about racism in the 1950's?  And, of course, any time a book adds the elements of music and Christmas, it just doesn't get much better than that.  And when you add in romantic, humorous dialogue, well, I just have to give a five-star rating!

"Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Make the yuletide gay, from now on our troubles will be miles away."  Yes, God does transform people, and there are some miraculous things that occur in this book.  You know they have to happen, but it is still neat to see God change people.  And by the end of the book, this song does ring true.  No spoilers--read it yourself!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.

Now, how would you like to win your very own copy of this book?  Author Anita Higman invites readers to kick off the season with a spirited holiday tale.
Anita is spreading the Christmas cheer by giving away FIFTEEN COPIES of the book.
To enter to win A Merry Little Christmas, just head over to THE CONTEST PAGE at Anita’s website and fill out the short form. Be sure to put BLOG CONTEST in the Subject Line. That’s it.
Winners will be announced on the Litfuse blog (and notified by email) on 11/9.


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