It's Christmastime in Good Springs, and Lydia Bradshaw is eager for the light at the end of her year - the Colburn family's big holiday gathering. When she discovers none of her siblings are coming back to the village this year, she believes Christmas will be ruined. As Lydia faces a gloomy holiday in the Colburn house, an unexpected romance brightens her favorite season. Will it be enough to rekindle the light of Christmas?
Spend Christmas with the Colburns in this inspirational holiday novella. If you like the traditional setting and sweet romance of Amish fiction but are looking for something new, try Christmas with the Colburns today to jump into a fast-paced story of Christmastime in a hidden land.
Holiday recipe included!
©2015 Keely Brooke Keith (P)2015 Keely Brooke Keith
A beautiful Christmas story with a powerful message. it is important to realize that just because things don't turn out the way we want it does mean it is a bad thing. Lydia, learned to embrace the positive things, trust that God always has a better plan, family are those whom you choose to embrace in your circle and Christmas is about sharing the love of Christ.
It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.
"Christmas with the Colburns" was a charming, sweet novella. I like that it was clean and I especially enjoyed revisiting characters I've been familiar with before. Lydia is such a wonderful person. I love the way Isabella gave her a book that had belonged to her mother as she tries to keep her own family traditions strong. This book sparked the Christmas spirit in me as well.
There was a great message here. And for me that message was that it doesn't matter where you are and who you spend the holidays with. It's about unconditional love and giving oneself to others and remembering the true meaning of Christmas. Things may not always turn out the way one expects but minus expectations, they turn out the way they're meant to be.
Keely Brooke Keith is a wonderful author and I love the Cherry Salad recipe and will be trying it for the holidays. What a delightful gift.
Kate Fisher's narration was perfection. She has a nice tone in her voice with the right inflections for Lydia. She does an exceptional job and I could listen to her read all day. I hope there'll be more of this series and if so, I hope she continues to narrate it.
I definitely recommend giving this book a listen as well as the "Uncharted" series. All are terrific.
Audiobook received in exchange for an honest review.
"Christmas with the Colburns" was such a wonderful novella that will get you in the Christmas spirit! I enjoyed the clean romance and the Biblical references. The author weaves a touching story that makes you realize the true meaning of Christmas.
I've really enjoyed the Uncharted series and was excited to find out there was a Christmas themed novella out. I loved reading more from Lydia's perspective. I really liked her character in the first book and was interested to see how things were going for her now. I also enjoyed the flashbacks to Lydia's mother's youth and watching her romance story unfold.
I listened to the audiobook edition which I received free in exchange for an honest review. The narrator was fantastic - the best one so far in the Uncharted series.
I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo
This short novels was good.Kate Fisher narrated and was a bit livelier than past narrators of this series.Lydia is upset that no one will be coming for Christmas.Change is hard, but with help from her loving family she finds a way to make it a good Christmas anyway.
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review through Audioblast
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