The Woodcarver's Snow-kissed Christmas
by Izzy James
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Pub Date 01 Dec 2022 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2022
Reed Archer is a man with a past. His new-found faith in God will not be believed by those who know his history.
Ann Wright is a woman who wants to control her future. Her skill as an artist drives her need to be independent in a time when women usually must rely on the men in their lives to make decisions for them.
Can a risky proposition at Christmastide make them see each other in new light and bring a happily-ever-after for both of them?
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The Woodcarver's Snow-kissed Christmas by Izzy James was a Christian novella mostly set during the Christmas season. It was a real to life situation with a life changing experience. It’s always encouraging to see someone changed by Jesus.
It was my first read by the author and I enjoyed it. I thought the cover lovely.
"Wood carving can tell ye a lot about a man. Ye tell a man by the grain. And ye can’t see the grain until ye remove the bark."
Reed Archer invites his old friend Ann Wright and her family to spend the Christmas in his house. Anna has not seen him for many years and she is cautious about his past. But her parents want her to marry him. So, he has got twelve days to convince her that he has changed and he is not like his father.
A short story about changes, second chances, forgiveness, hope and love. I loved the fierce Ann and the cute Reed. I enjoyed the plot, the characters and the messages the author wants to pass.
Rating: 4/5 stars
I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Reed has a lot for which to atone as most people believe he is like his abusive and mean, but deceased father. He has been away from year and returns a Christian wanting to let people know of his conversion. His childhood friendship with Amy did not endure the test of time. They both spent time at her grandfather’s knee learning about life and woodcarving.
As Reed strives to overcome his past and win Amy’s heart, there are numerous people and situations that act against them. You will enjoy this is clean, Christian romance that will give you a light-hearted afternoon of reading.
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