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The Christkindl's Gift (Culdee Creek Christmas #1)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  116 ratings  ·  9 reviews
When Anna Hannack's father-in-law brings home a wounded stranger only days before Christmas, Anna's not happy. Christian charity moves the Hannack family to help the injured man, but the young widow Anna keeps her distance. The tragedies of life have shattered her trust, and she's determined not to let another stranger threaten her family. Could it be, though, that this ru ...more
Hardcover, 171 pages
Published January 9th 2004 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Rachel Brand
This was a pretty cute story. The whole "Anna struggling to trust a man" plotline did feel like it was drawn out, and I'm not entirely sure how realistic it was for Anna and Ian to profess their love for each other after only knowing each other for two weeks, but I did love all the information about German Christmas traditions and the relationship between Anna and her father-in-law was touching. Not one of my favourite Christmas novellas, but a sweet, easy read. 3.5*

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Heartwarming Christmas story set in 1870's Colorado with a German heroine and Scottish hero. My only quibble was heroine's behavior at the end. Instead of confronting the hero, she assumed the worst.
A sweet story that will definitely put you in the right mood for Christmas!
A Christmas story of hurt, distrust and love this one involves a young widow and her two children and father in law into this mix comes an injured stranger which the father in law brings home. This story line is one which pits the children’s wish for Christmas, another father and the wariness of their Mom to open her heart to another stranger into their home.
Loved the insights into pioneering life and family of this story. Believable characters and ethics of their choices. I was frustrated by the choice of our German haus frau in so unquestioningly believing gossip overheard while in town when she had such difficulty believing the houseguest her father in law rescued from near death. That was unbelievable for this reader.

German Christmas traditions and recipes were lovely inclusions.

Finished Dec 18.14
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Set in 1913, this story tells the Christmas traditions and customs of a German family living in Colorado. There's one custom I may use next year! On the eve of St. Nickolaus Day, children write letters to the Christ child, telling him their Christmas wishes. They leave these letters with their shoes, and St. Nickolaus delivers the letters to Jesus after filling their shoes with treats. These kids, Erich and Rosa, made a very unique Christmas wish together, and then readers are kept waiting until ...more
I read this to finish the Culdee Creek family series. Like her other books it was true to the common pitfalls of the romance genre. It was a quick easy read and engaging enough to keep the pages turnong
Good book. I think there are many previous books that preclude this one, to give the reader of a story line. I liked it; a cozy winter day book.
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