Also by this author: Christmas Kisses , Diary of a Single Wedding Planner, Diary of a Wedding Planner in Love
Random circumstances brought them together. Love made them family.When a terrible accident takes Madeline Kirby’s husband and only child, the school guidance counselor is sure she can’t go on. Left behind with nothing but her work and an empty heart, she vows to survive Christmas by reaching out to comfort someone else who knows similar pain.
Fostering four motherless children for the holidays is supposed to be temporary, but as Maddie tends to defensive Stevie, distrustful Jo, delicate Alissa, and frightened little Hailey, the ache in her own heart slowly becomes bearable. And before the season of giving comes to an end, it becomes clear that life intended for them to find each other.
Enjoy these soul sisters’ first Christmas together in Christmas Sisters, a free prologue novella - then catch up with each of them individually, fifteen years later.
Don’t miss a Soul Sisters book!Book 1: Christmas Sisters – perma-FREE prologue bookBook 2: Christmas Kisses by Judith KeimBook 3: Christmas Wishes by Tammy L. GraceBook 4: Christmas Hope by Violet HoweBook 5: Christmas Dreams by Ev BishopBook 6: Christmas Rings by Tess Thompson
If you have not read anything by author Violet Howe, go read something. I particularly like her Diary series, but she is a good author. Now, I have known Violet for years now, so when she said that she was working with a group of accomplished authors on a series, of course I wanted to read it.
The first book in the series is essentially an anthology of each girl and the mom Madeline. Each chapter is by a different author and they start the series off explaining how they came together. Madeline, the mother decides to take four girls in, four girls that would otherwise not have a home for christmas. She not only does it to help these girls, but to help her heart. See Madeline lost her family, and in a way that she blames herself. No matter what people tell her, she will blame herself, and by helping those girls she finds a reason t0 keep fighting. To keep fighting for herself, and now for the girls that are in her care. She can’t let any of them down.
One thing I enjoy about this story is that each author took a different character, so Jo, Stevie, Alissa, and little Hailey are all personalized by their author. This is unique and something that I think is very well done in this book. I can’t forget Madeline and how she is her own individual character with flaws and lots of love to give.
This book is perma free as it is the first book in the series. It is also only 90 pages and really gets into how the sisters came to be soul sisters. It gives you a taste of each author’s writing style as well as a snippet of what is to come in the books.