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Stories for His Glory

O Little Town of Bethany by Rene Gutteridge and Cheryl McKay December 27, 2016

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 1:45 pm
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Holly left her unhappy life behind, hoping for a Christmas miracle…

Everything about Holly Truesdale’s existence is, well…forgettable. The only good memory of her childhood is their family Christmas in the quaint town of Bethany. Tired of the high society life, Holly leaves the big city, longing to recover the sense of belonging she felt in the Victorian town. She opens a scrapbooking store, ready to help others preserve the important moments she missed as a child.

Holly is drawn to Liam, the widower who runs the B&B next door, but doesn’t fully trust herself in a new relationship. As Holly and Liam grow closer, Holly becomes concerned for the town matriarch, Miss Bethany. But even as Yuletide celebrations are in full swing, Holly and Liam can’t help but notice that Miss Bethany harbors a secret. One that could change Christmas in Bethany forever…

My thoughts:

I have always enjoyed these quick reads by this publisher and this book is no exception.

Go visit the sweet town of Bethany that has a way of healing a person’s soul and bringing life.

If you want to hold on to your Christmas spirit this week this would be a great book to pick up and read in a day (or two).

I admired Holly as she took a leap of faith and went to the town that help fond memories for her. I really loved when she stood up to her parents and didn’t give into their prodding.

Miss Bethany is tough around the edges but a sweetheart that cares deeply for her town.

My one and only issue with this book was a music reference that was very wrong. It mentioned hitting a “C minor”. There is no such thing as a C minor note, there is a C minor scale or chord (but no one can sing a chord as it’s three notes played at the same time). Unless it was meant to be funny and I missed it? Because I am a music person stuff like that irks me but the average reader would probably gloss right over it.

Other than that I really did enjoy this book and the Christmas feelings it evoked.

Visit Rene here.

Grab your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer (it’s only $2.99).

A copy of this book was given to my by the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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