Christmas on the vast American plains holds little appeal for four women struggling to find a warm place to belong. Estelle is paralzed by grief over a fallen soldier and balks at holiday preparations - Kathleen thinks she made a mistake accepting a teaching position away from home - Ivy abhors the Nebraska town she and family now call home and longs to flee back to East,Christmas on the vast American plains holds little appeal for four women struggling to find a warm place to belong. Estelle is paralzed by grief over a fallen soldier and balks at holiday preparations - Kathleen thinks she made a mistake accepting a teaching position away from home - Ivy abhors the Nebraska town she and family now call home and longs to flee back to East, to the security of the familiar - Lucinda mourns the loss of her home to the great Chicago fire and her reputation to lies. The holidays aren't going as planned for any of these four women. Can they each take a moment to discover the blessing of Christmas romance? Let these four tales of frozen hearts warming up to holiday love give you the gifts of inspiration and joy this Christmas....
|Title||:||Christmas On The Prairie|
|Number of Pages||:||346 Pages|
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Christmas On The Prairie Reviews
Overview: 4 historical romances that take place in the 1870's and 1880's in Nebraska, Illinois, and Iowa.These stories mostly dealt with women who have to make tough decisions about their lives and futures in the wide open prairies of our country. Ivy, after spending her whole life in Boston, doesn't feel like she can fit in and belong in a town full of sod houses and unsophisticated manners. Lucinda used to be wealthy and married, but now is widowed and destitute - her only option seems to be becoming a domestic servant. Estelle is an spinster aunt that has spent her life caring for her unappreciative and cantankerous mother and great aunt, she has little faith when it comes to love. Kathleen accepts a new teaching position in a county away from her family, but doesn't intend to stay long. Her mother has always told her how she must settle down nearby her brothers and parents. My favorite stories were the first and third about Ivy and Estelle. While four novellas were light and simple, these two portrayed love stories that had some development in them. The other two were tales of insta-love and fast-paced decision. I was not a fan of the second story at all, Lucinda. Very far-fetched and nonsensical. Would have liked more about the Christmas season and traditions. Seemed like Christmas was definitely in the bakcground only used as an excuse for all the parties, pageants, and snowstorms. I'd recommend others over this one.
This book was very similar to "A Victorian Christmas Quilt" since it is again four stories about women facing diverse challenges and finding love and hope, but I somehow enjoyed it less than "A Victorian Christmas Quilt". The only story in there that I really cared for was "Take Me Home", which was about a young woman who arrived in a new city just before Christmas, to replace the local schoolteacher. She finds the conditions hard in the new city and misses her family terribly. She is determined not to attach herself to anyone there and return to her family soon after Christmas. But things don't go as planed when Josh, a neighbor, begins to fall for her.The other stories were good too, but I just didn't like them as much. I would still recommend the book though, it makes for a quick, easy and simple winter night read.
Loved this book! Full of loosely connected heartwarming stories of love and forgiveness & HEA. One of those light reads that make you happy.