The Christmas Singing: A Book Review

After Gideon coldly broke her heart, can the warmth of the season revive Mattie’s hopes?

Mattie thought her childhood sweetheart adored her until he abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve.

Three years later, will learning the truth behind his rejection restore her Christmas joy – or open the door to even deeper heartbreak?

Spend Christmas with the Amish in this story of love, romance, heartache, and restoration.

My Review: I was really excited when I realized that several of the characters in this novel were characters from a previous Cindy Woodsmall novel, The Sound of Sleigh Bells. They are separate stories, so it won’t hurt to read this one if you haven’t read the other, but it was nice to see the appearance of familiar characters.

This is a very short read, which is perfect for the busy holiday season. Though, considered a Christmas novel, the heart of this story is the relationship between Mattie and Gideon. This story definitely weaves some very real-life situations into it. I love a good Christmas novel, and I would have liked to have more Christmas in the story, but the characters were likable, for the most part, and it was a good little read. Though a fairly predictable story, it still held some deep truth in it that I could appreciate and take away from it. Not Cindy Woodsmall’s best work, but still an enjoyable little book.

*Thank you Blogging for Books,  for the complimentary review copy in return for my honest review. 


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