Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Christkindl's Gift (Culdee Creek Christmas #1)” as Want to Read:
The Christkindl's Gift (Culdee Creek Christmas #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Christkindl's Gift, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Christkindl's Gift

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 261)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
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*

One weird thing about the cop
...more
Ruth
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.
Loraine
A sweet story that will definitely put you in the right mood for Christmas!
Laura
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.
writer...
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
Crazy Uncle Ryan
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Laura
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
Joyce
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
Rosamond
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.
Jes Brandon
Jes Brandon marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2015
Felicia
Felicia marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2015
Jennifer
Jennifer marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2015
Molly Mick
Molly Mick marked it as to-read
Aug 12, 2015
Ann Green
Ann Green marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2015
Sabrina Wright
Sabrina Wright marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2015
Sharon
Sharon marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2015
Sharon Wiertelak
Sharon Wiertelak marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2015
Jessica
Jessica marked it as to-read
Jun 18, 2015
Eileen Murray
Eileen Murray marked it as to-read
Jun 18, 2015
Beerchen
Beerchen marked it as to-read
Jun 06, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Dream of Freedom (American Dreams, #1)
  • The Gift of Christmas Present
  • Finding Father Christmas (Father Christmas, #1)
  • Highland Crossings (Romancing America)
  • The Fields of Glory (Wakefield Dynasty #4)
  • The Country House Courtship
  • Castles: Kingdom Divided/Alas My Love/If Only/Five Geese Flying
  • Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • Sarah's Christmas Miracle
  • The Nine Lives of Christmas
  • Tomorrow's Treasure (East of the Sun #1)
  • A Reluctant Courtship (The Daughters of Bainbridge House #3)
  • Watchers on the Hill (Pine Ridge Portraits #2)
  • Rachel's Secret (The Riverhaven Years, #1)
  • The Troubadour's Quest (Theyn Chronicles, #2)
  • A Wreath of Snow: A Victorian Christmas Novella
  • The Duchess and the Dragon
  • Real Virtue
124622
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Kathleen began her career writing contemporary romances and soon moved to historical and futuristic romances. She sold her first book, a futuristic romance, in April 1990 while stationed in Korea as an Army nurse. Additional romances soon followed, until she had sold a total of fifteen books in the general mark
...more
More about Kathleen Morgan...

Other Books in the Series

Culdee Creek Christmas (3 books)
  • One Perfect Gift (Culdee Creek Christmas #2)
  • All Good Gifts (Culdee Creek Christmas #3)
Child of the Mist (These Highland Hills, #1) Daughter of Joy (Brides of Culdee Creek #1) A Heart Divided (Heart of the Rockies #1) Wings of Morning (These Highland Hills, #2) Woman of Grace (Brides of Culdee Creek, #2)

Share This Book