Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Very Kate Christmas by Judy Nickles Review

Title: A Very Kate Christmas
Author: Judy Nickles
Genre: Women's Fiction
Pages: 42
Price: FREE
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Synopsis:

A Very Kate Christmas is a collection of five stories designed as an introduction to a three-volume series, The Kate Chronicles, which follows the life of a baby girl found in a deserted line shack in the Texas Panhandle just before Christmas in 1880. Placed in the local orphanage, she captivates Dan and Olivia Forrester, an older couple married only six months. Olivia has raised three children and buried three more. Dan has experienced the tragic loss of a baby daughter and a young wife. Sometime in the waning hours of Christmas Day, they determine that the tiny baby girl is part of their second chance at happiness. There is so much love between the, Olivia observes, enough to share.

Cherished by her parents, doted on by her much-older siblings, guided by the wisdom of Mr. Amos, an ex-slave who has found a home in the hearts of the Bancroft family, and given every material advantage, Kate is not shielded from the realities of life but rather encouraged to learn lessons which will strengthen her as she grows to womanhood.

The Kate Chronicles records a century of life for Katherine Bancroft Forrester, a miracle--her parents tell her--given by the Christ Child.


I absolutely LOVE Christmas tales set in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Christmas was simpler back then and people had an easier time remembering what was important. A Very Kate Christmas by Judy Nickles, author of the Penelope Pembroke Series, is such a great collection of stories. I especially loved the story I Was Hungry, which had such a heartwarming ending. This collection is just the beginning of an upcoming series called, The Kate Chronicles, the first of which will be published in January 2014. I can't wait to read more

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