Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"A Wreath of Snow" by Liz Curtis Higgs

A Wreath of Snow
 This delightful Victorian Christmas Novella is set in the Scottish town of Stirling during the Christmas of 1894.  It is the story of Meg Campbell, a bright and independent young teacher who spends her Christmas break with her family, her parents and disabled brother Alan, in Stirling. Her few days at home were met with disagreements and quarreling as Alan has been very difficult to live with ever since an unfortunate accident that occurred when he was but 10 years old which left him unable to walk and unable to live in harmony with those around him. 

Rather than continuing to endure the conflict, Meg chooses to leave and boards the train for Edinburgh in the midst of a blizzard hoping to put distance between herself and her family.  On the train she meets the charming and kind Gordon Shaw, a newspaper man from Glasgow on his way to an assignment in Edinburgh.  Upon Miss Campbell’s boarding the train, Mr. Shaw sees her and soon recognizes her as the sister of young Alan who, through his own carelessness while in a drunken state, Gordon had unintentionally injured some 12 years before. 

The story relates an unfortunate train accident that leaves all on the train walking some 6 miles back to Stirling to find food, warmth and lodging.  It is during this walk that Gordon Shaw reveals himself to Meg Campbell.   

This wonderful story becomes a tale of truth, forgiveness, redemption, and restoration.  Intertwined with the story is the message of the gospel, the leading of the Holy Spirit, and the miracle of forgiveness.  Enjoy reading this heartwarming novella during the Christmas season or at any time of the year.  

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of A Wreath of Snow wa provided by Blogging for Books on behalf of the publisher, WaterBrookMultnomah and the author to facilitate an honest review.  Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer and we were not obligated to render a positive review.

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