Friday, October 18, 2013

Book Review: A Wreath of Snow

A Wreath of Snow. Liz Curtis Higgs. 2012. Waterbrook. 224 pages. [Source: Library]

A Wreath of Snow is a Christmas novella set in Scotland in the 1890s. The novel opens on Christmas Eve. The heroine is a young woman named Margaret Campbell (Meg). Instead of rushing home to be with family, Meg is running away from hers. She had returned home for Christmas, but, family strife leads her to cut her visit short.  Gordon Shaw, our hero, has no family to spend Christmas with. He's on a business trip. These two happen to be on the same train when it meets an accident. The two return to the last town, the town they both happened to grow up in. (She did not recognize him; however, he recognized her.) Both characters have personal stresses.

A Wreath of Snow is about difficult choices and new beginnings. I definitely liked it for what it was--a simple, short romance set during the holidays. The character development for minor characters isn't as strong as in some of her longer novels in series.

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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