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

Where Treetops glisten

This book was supplied to me by Tricia Goyer to Read and in return give a Review.


The crunch of newly fallen snow, the weight of wartime

Siblings forging new paths and finding love in three stories,

filled with the wonder of Christmas

Turn back the clock to a different time, listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow, as the realities of America’s involvement in the Second World War change the lives of the Turner family in Lafayette, Indiana.

In Cara Putman’s White Christmas, Abigail Turner is holding down the Home Front as a college student and a part-time employee at a one-of-a-kind candy shop. Loss of a beau to the war has Abigail skittish about romantic entanglements—until a hard-working young man with a serious problem needs her help.

Abigail’s brother Pete is a fighter pilot hero returned from the European Theater in Sarah Sundin’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas, trying to recapture the hope and peace his time at war has eroded. But when he encounters a precocious little girl in need of Pete’s friendship, can he convince her widowed mother that he’s no longer the bully she once knew?

In Tricia Goyer’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meredith Turner, “Merry” to those who know her best, is using her skills as a combat nurse on the frontline in the Netherlands. Halfway around the world from home, Merry never expects to face her deepest betrayal head on, but that’s precisely what God has in mind to redeem her broken heart.

The Turner family believes in God’s providence during such a tumultuous time. Can they absorb the miracle of Christ’s birth and His plan for a future?

My Review

This is a book about Christmas during World War II.  It has 3 short stories in it, “White Christmas”, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”.  I loved the titles in each of these stories, very unique.  I thoroughly loved this book since my dad and a lot of dads, husbands, boyfriends, and yes even nurses served in the War.  Thank you for reminding us of how bad it was and what freedom means today.  Also, this takes place in Lafayette, Indiana.  What a GREAT town.

I loved “White Christmas” because you will meet the Turner family, Louise (grandma), Rose (mama) and Robert Turner (father) and one of the siblings, Abigail Turner.  I really liked her, because she is having a rough time since her fiancée was killed in the war.  She has to eventually turn to God and give him her troubles and this was hard for her.  She meets this guy, Jackson Lucas and falls for him but she has to face her troubles.

I most definitely loved “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” because you will meet Pete Turner, Grace Kessler and her spunky daughter Linnie Kessler.  I fell in love with Linnie Kessler and I know you will also.  She is something else, she is searching for a daddy.  In the meantime, Pete comes home on leave from the War.  He is a fighter pilot and Grace’s deceased husband was a fighter pilot as well and she has a rough time letting go of herself to love also.  Pete has issues with the war as well with losing a brother a long time ago and you will see how Linnie helps him as much as he helps her and Grace.  You will love this story.

In the Story “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas” it is different than any of the World War II stories I have read before.  It was good, as usual by Tricia Goyer.  I have never read a story about a Nurse in the army and it was enlightening of what all they endure.  Merry (Meredith) the youngest sibling, enlists as a nurse and goes overseas as well.  She fell in love with David in Miami Beach before she ships out but he leaves and she thought he was a spy.  You will love this book as well.

I am not going to say anything else or I will ruin the story for you.  I would suggest this book to my friends and family.  In fact, I am going to give this book to my sister, who loves these kind of books also.

Thank you to all the authors, Cara Putnam, Sarah Sundin and Tricia Goyer for giving us such GREAT stories to read before Christmas and to remind us of our freedom today.  I just want to thank all the service men and women for defending this GREAT Nation, United States of America.