Saturday, November 14, 2015

A great Christmas story -- An Endless Christmas

I'm a sucker for sweet, sappy Hallmark Christmas movies where everyone celebrates Christmas, finds true love and meaning for the holiday, and lives happily ever after.

BUT . . . I'm even more of a fan of great Christmas stories with some of the same endearing elements but on a deeper level and with some all-important truths thrown into the mix.  Cynthia Ruchti's An Endless Christmas definitely fits that description! 

A story that starts with a rejection to a beautifully romantic Christmas-time proposal certainly has room to grow, and this one does just that.  Katie and Micah are both delightful characters who are great to get to know, even as they deal with the issues that seem to keep them apart.  And what can I say about Grandma Dodie and Grandpa Wilson -- such special people at the helm of a loving family, willing to help those they love, even by sharing moments that show them to be less perfect than they might appear.

Elements of pain, love, forgiveness (of self and others), grace, and fun filled this story and brought tears to my eyes as I read.  One note of warning:  DO NOT start this short book unless you have a block of time to read the entire story.  Once you've read the first page, you will not want to put it down, even after you've finished the last page!

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

See what other readers think about the book here.

About the book:

Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster.

Christmas takes a very different turn when the guests of honor break up instead of announcing their engagement. Trapped with his family, they learn that love looks different than either imagined. Both in their eighties, Dodie and Wilson Binder celebrate every Christmas as if it were their last. This year, their grandson Micah is planning to ask his girlfriend, Katie, to marry him so they can celebrate with the whole family. But things go very wrong when she says, "no." Now they are stuck. Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster. But sometimes too much is just enough. Especially when it's Christmas.

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About the author:
Drawing from 33 years of on-air radio ministry, Cynthia Ruchti tells stories of hope-that-glows-in-the-dark through her novels and novellas, nonfiction books and devotionals, and speaking for women's and writers' events. Her books have been recognized by Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Awards, Selah Awards, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Christian Retailing's BEST Awards, and Carol Award nominations, among other honors, including a Family Fiction Readers' Choice Award. She and her plot-tweaking husband live in Pittsville, Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five grandchildren.

Connect with Cynthia: website, Twitter, Facebook

There's no getting out of Christmas now, despite Katie rejecting Micah's marriage proposal. Cozy up this holiday season with Cynthia Ruchti's new novella, An Endless Christmas. The Binder family celebrates every Christmas as if it were their last. Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster. But sometimes too much is just enough. Especially when it’s Christmas.

Celebrate the holidays with Cynthia and An Endless Christmas by entering her $100 Target gift card giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of An Endless Christmas
  • A $100 gift card to Target
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 30th. The winner will be announced December 1st on Cynthia's blog.

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