Review: Jacob’s Christmas Dream, A Christmas Potpourri, & Christmas Traditions

Becky Patterson escapes the stifling life at her father’s parsonage for an exciting life as a mail-order bride. . .only to learn her potential groom is a part-time preacher, Jake Underwood. Her dreams of working alongside Jake in his store stall when an itinerant preacher wants to ordain Jake as pastor of the growing church. Will Becky accept God’s calling on her life—or will she reject Jake’s love and the future God has planned for them?

My review: I do not envy pastor’s wives, but I do admire them as they give up their time and their husbands for the needs of the church. Becky was a pastor’s daughter and had taken on her mother’s duties after her death. She knew of the sacrifices and struggles and didn’t want to live that way any longer. I understood her dilemma and her desire to get away. I connected with her character easily.

I enjoyed this novella a great deal and certainly recommend it.

My rating: 4 roses


A Christmas story for every taste from clean to Christian, from short to full length, from historical to contemporary, you’re bound to find a story to suit your taste. Come celebrate the season with us and have your heart touched by romance.

My review: Because there are many stories in this set, I am going to lump all of my comments together. I enjoyed all of the stories, some more than others, of course. Several had a number of grammatical errors, but the stories were interesting enough that they were easily overlooked. Each revolves around Christmas, and although I read them in the heat of a southern summer, I felt as if I were feeling the twinges of snow and the joys of Christmas with each of them.

My rating: 4 roses


Eight heartwarming novellas of Christmas’s gone by where the true meaning of the season warms your heart and love flows as fast as apple cider. Grab your favorite drink, no matter the temperature outside, curl up in a cozy chair and lose yourself in holiday romance.

My review: I was a little disappointed in this set, not because the works were bad, but because I had read a number of them previously. I’m not for reading a book more than once, though I have. I enjoyed the stories and highly recommend them.

My rating: 4 roses

I received these books from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Happy Reading,

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