Reviewed by Charity Lyman
It is that time of year when I start pulling out those Christmas titles and snuggling up with a good book under a blanket. For my novel last week, I picked up An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti and indulged in a snow covered story set in the wilds of Stillwater, Minnesota. It was a romantic and emotional tale that had me crying at times but also left me with that good feeling that readers of Cynthia Ruchti have come to know and love.
This little novella packs a super punch in only 225 pages. And it opens with Micah Binder proposing to his girlfriend in front of his family. Unfortunately for Micah, she responds with a big no. So begins the tale of Dodie and Wilson Binder, grandparents who may not have long to live but want to make this Christmas the best one ever. And when Katie refuses their dear grandson, all is not lost as we follow them over the Christmas weekend, playing pranks, helping Katie find her own way and the close family relationship she so dearly craves. Will Katie realize that her own marriage is not doomed to fail just because her parents’ did? And what will be the outcome of her stay with the Binder family?
When the book opened I could not believe the author started it with a failed marriage proposal. It definitely got my attention and I wanted to read more, if only to see why Katie told Micah no in front of his whole family. Ruchti definitely set the story up in a way that made me want to keep reading! I fell in love with Micah from the beginning and though Katie refused him, I knew how she felt and her reasons became more clear as the book went on. Ruchti knows how to pen a tale that gives you warm fuzzies and makes you happy for the family you have. A great little book that you definitely want on your shelf!
Charity lives in Illinois and is the oldest of 6 children. The family also has 3 dogs and a cat. Reading is a hobby when not cooking, baking, sewing or enjoying music. She reads many different genres but Christian fiction is a favorite. Charity can be found often at her blog, Giveaway Lady.
Review copy was provided by Worthy Inspired. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.