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Nov 18

An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti

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I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts are my own.

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About the book:
An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti

(Worthy Inspired, October 2015)


 
Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster.

Christmas takes a very different turn when the guests of honor break up instead of announcing their engagement. Trapped with his family, they learn that love looks different than either imagined. Both in their eighties, Dodie and Wilson Binder celebrate every Christmas as if it were their last. This year, their grandson Micah is planning to ask his girlfriend, Katie, to marry him so they can celebrate with the whole family. But things go very wrong when she says, “no.” Now they are stuck. Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster. But sometimes too much is just enough. Especially when it’s Christmas.

 

My review:

I generally like novellas, especially with a Christmas theme, mostly because it’s an easy way to relax and a fast read.  It’s a treat to curl up to one with a hot cup of coffee, a blanket and a sleepy cat, and when I can finish it quickly, I feel accomplished.  An Endless Christmas is no different.

It did take me a bit to get into this book because honestly, Katie annoyed me.  Everybody’s family has dysfunction in it, which I’m personally reminded even more of at this time of year (drama!).  When you have as many people as the Binders do, I’m sure there is at least one or two stories of dark times or conflict. We do eventually read of one from the unlikeliest source in Micah’s family.  However, the way everybody worked together and made great efforts to just be there and fully present was very inspiring.  I hope to one day have a family like the Binders, where even the teens are happy to spend time with their grandparents in an overly-full house with 15 minute bathroom slots.

I was glad to read this well before Christmas so I had a chance to absorb the message I got from the book.  It may not be the one the author intended but it’s still a positive one – that we all have reason to forgive and be forgiven, no matter what our lives look like now.  And when we have forgiven, we need to move on and live in the joy of life.

If you’re looking for heart-warming, yet realistic, holiday story, check out An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti.  It’s a wonderful way to take a breather during this busy season.


Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1PmF69N

 

About the author:

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Drawing from 33 years of on-air radio ministry, Cynthia Ruchti tells stories of hope-that-glows-in-the-dark through her novels and novellas, nonfiction books and devotionals, and speaking for women’s and writers’ events. Her books have been recognized by Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Selah Awards, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Christian Retailing’s BEST Awards, and Carol Award nominations, among other honors, including a Family Fiction Readers’ Choice Award. She and her plot-tweaking husband live in Pittsville, Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five grandchildren.

Connect with Cynthia: website, Twitter, Facebook
 

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Cynthia Ruchti’s ‘An Endless Christmas’ and Holiday Cheer Giveaway

There’s no getting out of Christmas now, despite Katie rejecting Micah’s marriage proposal. Cozy up this holiday season with Cynthia Ruchti’s new novella, An Endless Christmas. The Binder family celebrates every Christmas as if it were their last. Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster. But sometimes too much is just enough. Especially when it’s Christmas.

Celebrate the holidays with Cynthia and An Endless Christmas by entering her $100 Target gift card giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of An Endless Christmas
  • A $100 gift card to Target

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 30th. The winner will be announced December 1st on Cynthia’s blog.

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8 comments

  1. 8
    Liz

    I buy one Christmas book every year so I think this will be the one. It sounds great!

  2. 7
    Rebecca Swenor

    This sounds like a great Christmas read for sure. It is nice to sit down and make time for yourself during the holiday stressers. I will have to check this one out for sure and share it with my sister too. Thanks for the review.

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    Heidi bee

    I just finished this book too and loved it so much!! It was so touching and engaging! Just amazing and a perfect holiday gift!

  4. 5
    Bonnie

    I’ll be adding this to my holiday reading list. I love holiday themed books and those with a message make it to the top of my share list. And yes, family drama is part of every family, and we all learn to cope differently. But in all honesty I can’t abide being around someone who is whiny or spiteful.

  5. 4
    Denise C

    I don’t think I’ve ever ready any books with a seasonal backdrop to it. Maybe this will be the year!

  6. 3
    Scott

    My wife just commented that she was looking for a holiday-themed book to read. Will definitely point this out to her.

  7. 2
    LaVonne

    it sounds like a sweet book. Thanks for an honest, in-depth review. That cover? Beautiful!

  8. 1
    sherry fundin

    A great cover. I like the novellas because they are stories I might have missed if they weren’t short and sweet.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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