The Christmas Heirloom- A Book Review

img_2342About the Book:

In Kristi Ann Hunter’s “Legacy of Love,” Sarah Gooding never suspected returning a brooch to an elderly woman would lead to a job . . . and introduce her to the woman’s grandson, a man far above her station.

In Karen Witemeyer’s “Gift of the Heart,” widow Ruth Fulbright uses the family brooch as collateral for a loan from the local resort owner. But the more she comes to know the man behind the stern businessman, the more she hopes for a second chance at love.

In Sarah Loudin Thomas’s “A Shot at Love,” Fleeta Brady’s rough-and-tumble childhood means she prefers hunting to more feminine activities. She never expected her family’s brooch might be how a fellow hunter turns her attention from competition to romance.

In Becky Wade’s “Because of You,” Maddie Winslow has spent years in love with a man whose heart was already spoken for. When a church Christmas project brings them together and she stumbles upon an old family brooch, might it finally be her turn for love?

My Thoughts:

I cannot express how much I enjoyed this book. These four novellas are short, but each will warm your heart, tickle your funny bone, and cause you to shed a tear or two. I love the connection of the amethyst brooch in each of the stories. I also appreciated their consistency. Within each story (except for the first) the brooch is passed from mother to daughter, however between each of the stories one generation is skipped.

In each of the novellas, the writer’s unique voice is heard, and I loved each one individually as well as a whole. It would be impossible to choose a favorite. While three out of the four novellas are a mini story relating to the author’s other series or books, not once did I feel like I was missing something or out of sync with the characters or plotlines. They easily stand-alone, while I’m sure, also compliment the stories and characters they represent. Also, those same three were new-to-me authors, and now that I’ve read these novellas, I can’t wait to check out their other books!

The Christmas Heirloom is perfect for those who don’t have a lot of time to spend reading. Each novella is approximately 100 pages long, and yet a complete, well-written love story unfolds within those pages.

The Christmas Heirloom is a sweet, heart-warming novella collection, guaranteed to remind you of the power of love and of the joy of the Christmas season. I encourage you to make this wonderful book a part of your holidays.

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About the Authors:


Karen Witemeyer is an award-winning, bestselling author and lives in Texas with her family. Find her online at

Kristi Ann Hunter is the award-winning author of five books, and she lives with her family in Georgia. Find her online at

Sarah Loudin Thomas is an award-winning author, and she and her husband reside in Asheville, North Carolina. She can be found online at

Becky Wade is the award-winning author of seven books and lives in a suburb of Dallas with her husband and three kids. Find her online at

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. A review was not required. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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