The Evergreen Bride by Pam Hillman
Book 3 in the 12 Brides of Christmas series
Kindle e-book, 50 pages
Shiloh Run Studios
October 20, 2014
Genre: Christmas, Historical Romance, Christian Fiction, Short Story/Novella
Source: Purchased from Amazon for Kindle
Mississippian Annabelle Denson dreams of visiting cousins in Illinois and seeing a white Christmas. In the face of her excitement, Samuel Frazier hides his growing affection for her behind a quiet smile and a carpenter’s lathe. Samuel starts to worry that if she goes, Annabelle won’t return. Can he convince her to stay?
A little delayed and unseasonal review – but I didn’t want to wait until next winter to post the review of this book I read last Christmas.
The Evergreen Bride is an excellent inclusion in the 12 Brides of Christmas series! One of my favorites. It is such a sweet story. All Annabelle wants is to have white Christmas and come the end, she certainly gets one! Samuel is in love with Annabelle, but isn’t sure if she reciprocates, however he is willing to let her go to Illinois so she can have what she wants most. Annabelle and Simon are two people dancing around the idea of being interested in one another but not being willing to reveal too much about themselves. I loved the motivations behind these characters.
I really liked how the title was well integrated into the story. Samuel and his partner, Jack, Annabelle’s brother, run their own sawmill. The sawmill figures into the story as a frequent setting. I’ll let you figure out how the titular bride figures into things ;) There is nothing surprising here or twists and turns, but it is a straightforward light romance.
Such an innocent story that comes together well at the end.
I hear rumor that there will be a sequel coming potentially titled The Lumberjack Bride.
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Also by Pam Hillman:
The Homestead Brides Collection
The Oregon Trail Romance Collection
You're invited to a Christmas wedding...that is twelve of them! Discover the joy of an old-fashioned Christmas romance with these twelve heart-warming stories.
Also in the 12 Brides of Christmas series
The Advent Bride by Mary Connealy (Book 1)
The Nutcracker Bride by Margaret Brownley (Book 2)
The Gift-Wrapped Bride by Maureen Lang (Book 4)
The Yuletide Bride by Michelle Ule (Book 5)
The Gingerbread Bride by Amy Lillard (Book 6)
The Nativity Bride by Miralee Ferrell (Book 7)
The Christmas Tree Bride by Susan Page Davis (Book 8)
The Festive Bride by Diana Lesire Beandmeyer (Book 9)
The Christmas Star Bride by Amanda Cabot (Book 10)
The Snowbound Bride by Davalynn Spencer (Book 11)
The Fruitcake Bride by Vickie McDonough (Book 12)
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