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A Log Cabin Christmas Collection (Barbour Christmas Collections)

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Experience Christmas through the eyes of adventuresome settlers who relied on log cabins built from trees on their own land to see them through the cruel forces of winter. Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings of modern commercialism where the tru

Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Barbour Books
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Jennifer Spiliakos
Some of the stories were better than others (the second story in the book read like bad fanfic, though), and my favorite was the first in the book, which made the rest of it a bit of a letdown, but overall it was a fun Christmas thing to read. Definitely has a Christian bend to it, but it's not too in your face or anything, nothing that would turn me off from reading the better stories again.
I didn't read all the stories in this anthology. I was looking for something Christmasy to help me get into the spirit of the season. This book will work for you, if you like your stories sugary sweet. I discovered that I prefer to read a story that is primarily "noir" with a dash of sweetness thrown in at the end.
I only liked about 4 of the stories out of the 9 that were placed in it. They all had a log cabin somehow involved in the story. They were Christian romances. I think I liked the last story the most. It seemed the most realistic to me.
Most of these were charming and lovely fun distractions.
Nine different stories and authors make this book well worth reading. They all involve a log cabin, whether it be a honeymoon cabin or a mercantile store built out of logs they all come together for heart warming stories.

©2011 Snow Angel by Margaret Brownley
Maddie Parker is the new schoolteacher in Maverick, Texas. She is complained about daily to Sheriff Donovan. He was against hiring a city born teacher in the first place.
Now the school board was back telling him how she kept the kids after sc...more
Authors: Various
Publisher: Barbour Books
September 2011
ISBN: 978-1-61626-478-9
Genre: Historical/Christmas/romance

Love is the best Christmas Gift for the American Pioneer. This book is a collection of several stories but I am going to be featuring a few stories on different days this week to give you a taste of the book.

The Dogtrot Christmas by Michelle Ule – Molly Faires’ brother is building a dog trot cabin on land he bought. Luis Vasco de Carvajal has been...more
Maureen Timerman
Overview: Experience Christmas through the eyes of adventuresome settlers who relied on log cabins built from trees on their own land to see them through the cruel forces of winter. Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings of modern commercialism where the true meaning of the day shines through. And treasure this exclusive collection of nine Christmas romances penned by som...more
A Log Cabin Christmas is a collection of 9 short stories that all have to do with finding love during Christmas time. Each story has a log cabin in it, whether it’s a school, church or home. All of the stories were heartwarming and sweet. Each story can be read in one sitting. I enjoyed all of the stories. but my favorites were, the Christmas Secret and The Courting Quilt. Here is a recap of each story.
The first story was Snow Angels by Margret Brownley set in Texas in 1885. This short story is...more
A Log Cabin Christmas is a collection of stories that are about 50 pages long. It is hard to believe that so much could be told with such a short length of story. All of the stories are centered around the 1800s, in a log cabin and Christmastime.

A Log Cabin Christmas includes:

Snow Angel by Margaret Brownley

An unexpected snowstorm traps a new school teacher, the town sheriff and three school children in a make-shift school house. All five people emerge from the storm and the school house changed...more
Kim Justice
My Thoughts on the first story Snow Angel by Margaret Brownley

I loved this collection of stories. Each one of them are amazing by themselves, but by putting them all together in this way kept me reading from one to the next with ease.

So for the first story: Snow Angel by Margaret Brownley

This is an interesting read. Margaret Brownley writes this very serial story set in Maverick, Texas, of a young teacher that comes to teach in a town where there has been tragedy. In some instance's you feel...more
Meagan Myhren-bennett
Sep 05, 2011 Meagan Myhren-bennett rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Christian Romance Novella fans
Recommended to Meagan by: NetGalley

Nine Romances of American Pioneer Christmases
By various authors

A Log Cabin Christmas Collection is a compilation of nine heart-warming Christian romances by favorite authors created for the Christmas season. In this 9-in-1 book you have the following stories:

1) SNOW ANGEL by Margret Brownley set in Texas in 1885. Miss Maddie Parker is the new school teacher straight from Boston. When personalities clash and a snow storm traps the young teacher, three students, and...more
Susan M. Baganz
Experience Christmas through the eyes of adventuresome settlers who relied on log cabins built from trees on their own land to see them through the cruel forces of winter. Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings of modern commercialism where the true meaning of the day shines through. And treasure this exclusive collection of nine Christmas romances penned by some of Chris...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

The days of log cabins have passed by the wayside, but this collection of short stories will take you back to the 1800’s, and into tough times, loss and love, and more. Let’s step into the past…

Each of the authors in this anthology is a recognized author who writes Christian themed stories. These stories have biblical references but they don’t overwhelm the story. Each story is set in a different location with each family having their...more
Rachel Brand

PROS: Introduces readers to established authors and newcomers to the genre; perfect length of stories to read during the busy holiday season

CONS: Not ideal to read one story immediately after the other as the log cabin setting can get a bit repetitive

This endearing collection from Barbour follows on from the success of the previous year’s A Prairie Christmas Collection....more
I read this book over several nights, after finishing another book and knowing I didn't have time to finish another one. All of the stories take place at different times, different areas of the country and different cultures. Yes of course love is a common factor throughout each of the stories, but the way the love forms is different in each story and is sweet perfection in the love of each story, even if I didn't care for the story. This is a book I wouldn't mind reading year after year that is...more
I liked 2 or 3 of the stories, but for the most part did not enjoy this book as well as I had hoped. There were a couple stories where the writing style made the flow of the story difficult to follow, or threw me out of the story while I had to stop and re-read what I had written (and I usually do not have these kinds of difficulties). I'm glad I read it for the couple of stories I liked, but I won't be recommending it to anyone.
Leona Olson
This is a collection of Christmas Christian Romances. The chapters are about 50 pages each and easy to read. Very heart-warming stories. The stories really tell it how it was in the Pioneer Days of the 1880s.
Chaper 1 : "Snow Angel" by Margret Brownley. Maverick, Texas, 1885.
Chapter 2: "The Chistmas Secret" by Wanda E Brunstetter. Allentown, Pennslyvania,1880
Chapter 3: "Christmas Traps and Trimmings" by Kelly Eileen Hake. London, England, October 12, 1811
Chapter 4: "A Star in the Night" by Liz Jo...more
Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)
I’m a complete sucker for a Christmas story. I love to curl up with a sweet story that can be read in one sitting. The beauty of this book is that it combines nine novellas in one volume. So for me that equals nine curl up sessions!

Each story contains the common theme of a pioneer Christmas in a log cabin. These cabins are in different locations and take on different forms, but all are set in the 1800s. There were well known authors and some new authors. This was an absolute delight to read. It...more
Terralyn Gauthier
The writing style was too simplistic and lacked depth. The stories were basic at best. A real disappointment.
A Log Cabin Christmas

Nine Popular Authors

This is a book about 9 different short stories. The various authors are in their own right published and recognizable names. I enjoyed these stories they were quick reads and fun. I was not disappointed that the story was over other than just as you get to know the characters the story has concluded. But for Christmas stories these were fun and about the holiday season.

I would like to thank Net Galley and Barbour Publishing for allowing me to read and rev...more
I like historical and Christian fiction so this was a perfect book to read through the busy weeks of the Christmas season. The stories are short enough to fit into a busy schedule, yet long enough to develop some of the characters - at least in most cases. It also allowed me to sample the writing styles of several authors. As much as I enjoy Christian fiction, the storylines are often predictable which makes the author's writing style even more important for a good read. This book allowed me to...more
I chose this book because I really enjoy the historical fiction genre particularly during the pioneer period. The short stories were nice for light reading but after the first few, I realized that they all followed the same basic plot. It would have been nice to have a little variety and maybe a little more development after the marriage of the main characters. But then I guess that probably would have led to novels rather than a collection of short stories. Good for a quick one time read but it...more
Ann Babcock
Cute stories but to short!
Regina Spiker
Back in the 1800s a cozy, safe, little cabin, snug from winter storms, was a necessity and all these stories showcase a cabin around Christmas time. There are 9 short endearing romances in this hardworking, homespun, historical book that feature our early pioneers from all over America - working hard, trying to survive, and take care of their family at the same time. It seems like we've come so far from those days when little things made us happy - a warm hearth, a job well done, and simple but...more
I just received this Firstreads book today. The book is beautiful. I never think much about a paperback book as to how it looks and feels but when I took this one out of the package, I felt like I was opening a beautiful Christmas card. It's so pretty I'd like to give as a gift! But it's mine to read first!
Wholesome stories that took me to a different time and season even though I read this book on the beach!
I liked about two stories in this book...probably wouldn't ever read it again. Too many rushed romances
Gail Welborn
Amish Friendship Breads—Seattle, WA: http://tinyurl.com/dhsl3f

Amish themed Christmas titles are in abundance this year, from novellas to short stories, to story collections that include accounts from pioneer days to more contemporary times. The following titles are a few I consider the best-of-the-best with brief overviews of their stories…
Full Review: http://tinyurl.com/745uvj8
Colleen Mertens
I liked this collection of stories. I liked some of the stories better than others though all were well-written. I especially liked the following stories: Snow Angel, A Star for Christmas, and Under His Wings. Nice, cute sentimental Christmas stories - perfect for this time of year.
I would give it 3.5 stars. It was better than good, but not quite very good! Some of the nine stories were wonderful, others seemed to be missing some key ingredient. That's what brought the rating down. Some stories with their humor and/or caring characters were a 4 star, but the weak ones, by comparison were really weak. On the whole, a lovely, peaceful collection.
Mostly enjoyed this book. Hated the Dogtrot Christmas, though, terrible character and plot development - which are key to a novella. You've only got 9 chapters or so to get me to like the characters and it failed on all counts. The rest were better, some quite good. Overall a good leisure read for the holidays when you're in the mood for something sappy.
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Giveaway for A Log Cabin Christmas and Christmas Belles of Georgia 2 8 Jan 17, 2012 12:08PM  
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A nationally recognized authority on the Amish community, Wanda E. Brunstetter has sold more than seven million copies of her fiction and nonfiction books. Wanda enjoys an uncommon kinship with the Amish and continues to visit their communities throughout the country. Her books have won numerous awards and topped several bestselling charts.
More about Wanda E. Brunstetter...
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