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Homespun Christmas: Hope For The Holidays/More Than Tinsel/The Last Christmas/Winter Sabbatical (Inspirational Christmas Romance Collection)

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For the good citizens of Hope, Washington, the future appears hopeless- until a small boy's crazy idea for a Homespun Christmas begins to turn things around. A century earlier, when pastor Fergus McKay came as pioneer to the small logging village of Hope, he envisioned a place where couples could fall in love and grow old together in service to God and comm
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Published 2002 by Barbour Publishing, Inc
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Chris
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Homespun Christmas is 4 neat stories in Hope Washington Where a whole community is fighting to save its town
Where a 6 year old comes up with an idea for a homespun Christmas You will thoroughly enjoy reading these stories
Absolutely what small town living is like
I was given this book for my honest review
Erin
Dec 13, 2015 marked it as to-read
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Hope for the Holidays
★ ★.75

"My grandmammy taught me not to rush out and meet Old Man Trouble. She said if a body just sits back and waits, half the time he will head off in another direction and never get to you at all."

The story starts in western Washington Hamlet of Hope in the 1900s. In the first few pages we learn how the town was established and what it originally started out as and how a preacher and his friend turn it from having seven saloons to having a church and the whole community
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Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
This book is a Christian Inspirational Romance, it is written in Novella format (f short stories, about 90 pages each). The collection of four relate to the same little town called "Hope" that because of an endangered owl, the town's logging business is closed, leaving the town worried that they soon will have nothing left in Hope and need to move elsewhere. A six year old boy gives them the idea that they can make their town into a tourist attraction during the Christmas season because they way ...more
Victoria
While this was a good book, I think that two of the stories in it (which all the stories are put in the same setting, time, and scenario with characters popping in all of them which I liked that they did) were more realistic, and the other two stories seemed more unrealistic by making relationships skip the whole dating/courting experience and right into engagement and very short ones of that. One of the stoies that jumped to engagment at least showed that they knew each other for a longggg time ...more
Joyful
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This Christian Contemporary Inspirational Romance is written in four short stories relating to the same little town called "Hope" Washington. The town is in danger due to the the lack of work because of the logging company closing due to an endangered owl. Will they all have to move somewhere else? Can a six year old boy save the town with his idea that they can make their town into a tourist attraction during the Christmas season because of the way they celebrate Christmas, as old-fashioned, si ...more
Marilyn Miles
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have to confess, I picked this book up partly because I lived near the real small town that this story was written about, and partly for the cover with the horses and sleigh.
But then I read the stories and I enjoyed them, some better than others, but still they all tied in together, and the authors did a good job of that--again, some better than others.
I also liked that it was an anthology, with four novellas by four authors, and they were all quite different.
And of course, they were about Chr
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Linda Rainey
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Four authors band together write about Hope,Washington and four couples who found love plus God's love along the way.
This book also makes us aware of what is happening in small town America, the young leaving to find jobs and towns crumbling.
I was impressed by the war the entire town bands together to create a Homespun Christmas that saves the town.
It was nice reading about Christmas in June.
A copy of this book was given in exchange for an honest review.
Tiffeny
Dec 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
This was a book of 4 Christmas stories and I seriously spent all of December reading it. I finished it just after the New Year. What a bummer. The books were OK. The 4th was actually my favorite and if they'd have all been like it I would have given the book a 3. All the stories were OK, but not exciting and not worth wasting your whole December reading on.
Fay Risner
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading four novellas all in one book about the same town and citizens trying to save their town by having a Christmas celebration. Each story features romance for a different couple. A great read.
Susan
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am not into religious books but, it is a good read.
Kristy
Jun 18, 2010 rated it did not like it
Ehh. I wasn't fond of any of these stories.
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COLLEEN L. REECE writes under the pen name Connie Loraine and is one of Heartsong's most popular authors. Colleen learned to read beneath the rays of a kerosene lamp. The kitchen, dining room, and her bedroom in her home near the small logging town of Darrington, Washington, were once a one-room schoolhouse where her mother taught all eight grades! An abundance of love for God outweighed the lack ...more
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