I had a great time reading Postmark: Christmas as I was getting handmade Christmas gifts made. It fits the mood I have beem in. Has 4 stories in the book all around Thanksgiving and Christmas set in the town of Christmas, FL.
I love the idea of warm holidays and snow from a machine where you want it instead of on the roads & sidewalks.
All these stories are clean reads and does have Christian values and lessons in them but not too much to put anyone off the book.
Home For Christmas by Paige Winship Dooly
Stella Grant arrives in Christmas on Thanks Giving and plans to eat turkey sandwich and drink cranberry juice for her holiday meal. She plans to park at local RV for the holidays while she works on planning their event festival for Christmas.
She is startled while backing up and goes off the road and gets stuck in sand.
Brick Myers is the one that honked instead of warning her about going off the shoulder caused her too do that. As Brick is towing her RV back on the road finds out she is event planner he hired and she is alone. So invites her to his farm and to thanksgiving dinner.
Merry Christmas, With Love by Darlene Franklin
Randi Peterson is a widow with a 18 year old troubled son. Every year since her husband was killed in the war she has sent tons of Christmas cards to soldiers each year. A few write back.
Troy Brennan has come to Christmas to find the women who sent him Christmas card a couple of years back and he has writen her letters back and forth every month. So he is volunteering at postoffice stamping Merry Christmas on letters while he searches for her. He hopes to find her and have a future with her. But he keeps being drawn to
A Blessed Angel Came by Kathleen E. Kovach
Gabi Archer is really shy but she is really caring. She helps out a lot with her sister who is in a wheelchair. Gabi has a crush on someone at work.
David Preston is visiting his sister for holidays. Taking his nephew to Jungle Jim and gift shop he meets Gabi. He is drawn to her but she mainly talks to his nephew.
Gabi is asked to work at Christmas fair passing out flyers in costume. Gabi chooses a deer suit where she is totally covered. She has a pink tutu on the deer. Gabi breaks out of her shyness and teases David who is volunteering too.
This story was emotional to me dealing drunk driving and forgiveness.
You're a Charmer, Mr. Grinch by Paula Moldenhauer
This story is teaching patience and trust and can be funny and touching.
Rick Stanton is a retired policeman who has been trying to get Edie Hathaway to give him a chance. He has been at her for a couple of years. Rick volunteers at christmas dressed as the Grinch. He pulls over people and gives poems and then gift back of christmas items and coupons.
The town is trying to get Edie to go out with him too. When Edie has car trouble after a motorist honks at her when she has steam rising from front he passes by her without stoping. He was a member of her church. Edie can not believe that Tom did not stop.
Tom called Rick and told him Edie was having car trouble and where she was.
Then when he was on his way Edie's daughter called Rick too asking him to help her mom.
It is fun to watch the town all get involved with each other. I like how the stories connected to each other.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
09/01/2012 PUB Barbour Publishing