“Mrs. Claus: Not the Fairy Tale They Say” by Rhonda Parrish

MRS. CLAUS: NOT THE FAIRY TALE THEY SAY Rhonda Parrish World Weaver Press (2017) ISBN 9780998702247 Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (12/17) “Mrs. Claus: Not the Fairy Tale They Say” edited by Rhonda Parrish is an anthology of fantasy based holiday short stories in which the spotlight shines on Mrs. Claus. True to its subtitle, … More “Mrs. Claus: Not the Fairy Tale They Say” by Rhonda Parrish

Where Treetops Glisten by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin

WHERE TREETOPS GLISTEN Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin WaterBrook Press (2014) ISBN 9781601426482 Reviewed by Tammy Petty Conrad for Reader Views (12/14) “Where Treetops Glisten” by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sara Sundin, entwines three delightful novellas, each titled after a familiar Christmas carol. What makes these stories enchanting is that they all … More Where Treetops Glisten by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin

The Reindeer Keeper: Believe Again… by Barbara Briggs Ward

The Reindeer Keeper: Believe Again… Barbara Briggs Ward Wheatmark (2010) ISBN 9781604944433 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (8/11)   With the outside temperatures consistently in the high nineties, the snow covered farmstead on the front cover of Barbara Briggs Ward’s “The Reindeer Keeper” looked incredibly cool and refreshing. While I usually do not … More The Reindeer Keeper: Believe Again… by Barbara Briggs Ward

The Carols of Christmas: A Celebration of 40 Beloved Songs of the Season by David McLaughlan

The Carols of Christmas: A Celebration of 40 Beloved Songs of the Season David McLaughlan Barbour (2010) ISBN 9781602606517 Reviewed by Chad Feight for Reader Views (10/10)   I recently received a copy of “The Carols of Christmas” by David McLaughlan from Reader Views.  After devouring this little gem in the middle of September, I … More The Carols of Christmas: A Celebration of 40 Beloved Songs of the Season by David McLaughlan

Sarah’s Christmas Miracle by Mary Ellis

Sarah’s Christmas Miracle Mary Ellis Harvest House Publishers (2010) ISBN 9780736929684 Reviewed by Tiffany Schlarman for Reader Views (08/10)   For Sarah Beachy the Amish way of life has never been second guessed.  She has always known that personally she wished to join the church and remain Amish.  Her life is simple and happy.  Sarah … More Sarah’s Christmas Miracle by Mary Ellis

Kids Sing Christmas: Split-Track Music for Children on 2 CDs Compiled by Barbour Publishing

Kids Sing Christmas: Split-Track Music for Children on 2 CDs Compiled by Barbour Publishing Barbour Publishing (2010) ISBN 9781616260606 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (08/10)   Who doesn’t love music for children by children!  There is nothing more delightful than to hear the voices of children as they sing-along their favorites. Beautiful compilations, … More Kids Sing Christmas: Split-Track Music for Children on 2 CDs Compiled by Barbour Publishing

Christmas Classics: The Story Behind 40 Favorite Carols by David McLaughlan

Christmas Classics: The Story Behind 40 Favorite Carols David McLaughlan Barbour (2010) ISBN 9781602608368 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (10/10)   Like me, I’m sure most people that enjoy and sing Christmas carols don’t know how and when they originated. We just learn them and continue to sing over the years; so, when … More Christmas Classics: The Story Behind 40 Favorite Carols by David McLaughlan

The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne

The Paper Bag Christmas Kevin Alan Milne Center Street (2008) ISBN 9781599950730 Reviewed by Leslie Granier for Reader Views (12/08)   Set in 1980, “The Paper Bag Christmas” tells the story of two brothers, Aaron and Molar (ages eleven and nine, respectively), who are taken to the mall to give their Christmas lists to Santa.  … More The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne