20 December, 2015

{{Book Review}} A Shenandoah Family Christmas | "As the death toll rises throughout the Colonies, the Reed family prays for more than one Christmas miracle."

{{Book Review}} | A Shenandoah Family Christmas 

Where is Christmas? 
Disease, freezing temperatures, and the Revolutionary War bring bitter reality to the Reed home in December 1777. Captain Benjamin Reed is ordered to sail a supply shipment south to General George Washington. Days before Shenandoah’s scheduled departure, Ben’s first mate succumbs to smallpox. 

Rebecca Reed had never feared the dreaded disease until her one-year-old daughter Felicity breaks out in the telltale rash. In the cold, dark days of Advent, Rebecca, Ben, and the Reed family wait in prayerful hope as Felicity fights for her life and they wonder who could be next. 

With the rest of the family at risk, they decide to obtain the forbidden cowpox vaccine. Ben's brother Jonah, his uncle Isaiah, and Shenandoah’s cook Adam Greene venture off in search of the outlawed vaccine. A blizzard hits. A tree crashes. Jonah crumbles to the ground. A woman with the face of an angel aids Jonah, but is it too late? And where are Adam and Isaiah? 

As the death toll rises throughout the Colonies, the Reed family prays for more than one Christmas miracle.

*My Review*
I've never read anything by Lisa Belcastro before, but the description of this book peaked my interest. I received this as an ebook(which I don't usually read). Let me just say this, once I started reading....I litereally couldn't put it down!  

"A Shenandoah Family Christmas" is a novella, but still a great read & is part of a series, but I think it was great as a stand alone.  Since this is novella, I was left wanting to read more. There aren't many Authors that peak my interest, but Belcastro is one that I am interested in reading more from. 

I feel that there is so much potential for the development of the characters, I love that there is a great focus on God and prayer. I loved everything about this book; the plot, the storyline, and  especially the old fashioned charm.


I received this ebook free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review, All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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