Goodreads: An empty nest has Ingrid Christiansen dreading the upcoming holidays, but her husband, John, couldn’t be more excited about this new season of life. He even has a surprise trip abroad planned. He’s sure she’ll love it. What’s more romantic than Christmas in Paris?Before he can stop her, however, Ingrid agrees to spearhead a major church project. Then their faithful dog, Butterscotch, needs emergency surgery, draining their savings. And then–because disasters strike in threes–an unexpected guest arrives, dredging up old hurts.As a beautiful blanket of snow transforms the north woods into a winter wonderland, a deep chill settles over John and Ingrid’s marriage. With the holidays fast approaching, their only hope of keeping their love evergreen depends on turning the page on the past and embracing a new chapter of their future.
Ope’s Opinion: God gave me a snowy day to relax and read this book. It was a perfect reminder of what this season is really all about.
The Christiansen family has been one of my favorite families to follow. This Christmas book followed the family through a difficult time. The story showed that families come in all sizes and are made up of the people that are around you. Empty nests don’t have to feel so empty. I can relate as an empty nester too.
Susan May Warren wrote: ” The magic of a good-bye – it makes way for something new. An unexpected hello.” That is such a great reminder. As one part of your life moves on or changes, it opens up for a new part.
I love the fact that this series is a faith based family, yet I never feel preached at or condemned. It shows God’s love, acceptance and guidance.