Friday, November 20, 2015

Review: Christmas with the Colburns (An Uncharted Novella) by Keely Brooke Keith

ebook, 95 pages
Expected publication: November 17th 2015 by Edenbrooke Press 
Source: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
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, buy Christmas with the Colburns today to jump into a fast-paced story of Christmastime in a hidden land.

Holiday recipe included!

My Review:

I have enjoyed reading about this hidden community and their lives in an uncharted land. What a fun treat to spend Christmas with them and get another story out of it!

Lydia is the beloved heroine from Book 1, and I liked reading about her and her family after the happily ever after. It isn't easy to balance a family and a career as demanding as Lydia's, as she soon discovers. Lydia is a character deeply entrenched in tradition and change isn't easy for her. She's feeling nostalgic and it's hard to think about the holiday traditions being different. A change in attitude and her outlook on life is in order and a family secret and a romance may be just the things to help.

I loved the descriptions of daily life in this place, as well as the descriptions of the traditions. The added recipe sounds good and like one I may have to try. As usual, I'm excited to see what happens next in this land and with these people, who are quickly seeming like friends.
Content: mild inspirational elements; mild romance; nothing else of note. Clean!

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About the Author:  

Keely Brooke KeithBorn in St. Joseph, Missouri, Keely was a tree-climbing, baseball-loving ‘80s kid. She grew up in a family who frequently relocated. By graduation, Keely lived in 8 states and attended 14 schools. Keely’s many adventures include: being an exchange student, recording with a former Beatles producer, being chased through the New Mexico desert by a rattlesnake, jumping out of an airplane at 14,500 feet, and sleeping under the open sky in the Australian outback.

Keely is a bass guitarist and plays on worship teams and for solo artists. She is married to singer/songwriter John Martin Keith, and they frequently perform and tour together. When she isn’t writing stories or playing bass, Keely enjoys dancing, having coffee with friends, and sifting through vintage books at antique stores.

Keely resides on a hilltop south of Nashville with her husband and their daughter, Rachel.
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