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Review: A Merry Little Christmas, Book One Songs of the Season by Anita Higman

Title: A Merry Little Christmas, Book #1 Songs of the Season
Author: Anita Higman
Publisher: Summerside Press 2012
Genre: Christian Fiction
Labels: Christmas, Farm Life, 1960's, Romance
Format: Hardcover
Age: Adult
Pages: 254
Rating: 5 Stars

Franny lives alone on the family farm near Hesterville, Oklahoma. The year is 1961 and Franny is 33. She's continued to run the farm faithfully for over a decade after her parents died. Franny though is yearning to fulfill a dream she's had most of her life. Franny loves music, she often sings to the farm animals. Charlie Landau a handsome man in his mid-thirties is interested in buying Franny's farm. His goal is to live a life contrary to the life his dad would have him to live. Charlie's dad is a controlling, manipulative, emotionally awkward man. Charlie's dad is also very wealthy. Both Franny and Charlie have learned knowledge and wisdom from the choices they've made; but when the time comes will they have the tenacity to be able to follow through with doing the right thing.

Positive Points:
  • This is a story with integrity. In a media world of "everything goes". I loved reading a story where the characters cared about what matters most, and they lived it. They did not talk about doing good things, they did good things. They are characters of honesty and conviction. 
  • On first sight, this is a light-hearted romantic Christmas story; but there are other themes that lie just beneath that emerge about 1/4 way through the book. The author continues to progress with a light-hearted story but all the while I realized I'm being taught a few things with a more serious nature.
  • The true spirit of Christmas is shown in this story.
Negative Point:
  • I'm not sure this is a negative point---The story begins quickly, jumps right in to the main theme and or focus of story. There is little to no build-up. I believe this was done on purpose by the author because this is a small in size book 7"x5" (254 pages). The story needed to move along faster. 
Thank you to my friend Joni @ Buoyancy Public Relations for my free review copy in exchange for an honest review. She passed the book along to me, I chose to read and review.

Anita Higman

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