Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon: Stories of Finding Love in Unexpected Places by edited by N. J. Lindquist

Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon: Stories of Finding Love in Unexpected Places

byedited by N. J. Lindquist

Kobo ebook | October 21, 2015

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In a complicated, busy world, do you ever feel overwhelmed and insignificant? The heartfelt stories in this collection will take you to a quiet place and remind you that simple acts of love can make a lifetime of difference.

You'll be amused, encouraged, and inspired to reflect on ways you’ve been shown love, and to consider how you might show more love in the future.

The men, women, and children in these stories experienced love in ways they’d never have thought of, from people they might not normally have noticed, and in surprising places:

  • on the wrong side of the tracks in small-town Ontario
  • beside a wood burning stove in the Central African Republic
  • in the words of an old letter in a New Brunswick house
  • next to a burned-out Saskatchewan farmhouse
  • upon a deserted country road in British Columbia
  • adjacent to a chopped-down jackfruit tree in the Philippines
  • over a table in an empty Alberta restaurant
  • at a bus stop in a Quebec city
  • from the bombed-out ruins of a house in the Netherlands

We hope the stories in this book will encourage you to make a difference in the lives of the people around you by showing love toward them, even when you don't feel particularly loving.

“I love this collection of stories and poems told by great Canadians; stories of real people that transcend the ages. Many of these stories felt like they were a leaf from my own life book. You will find this reading hilarious, therapeutic and inspirational. A must-read for all book lovers.” —Randall W. Young, Manager, Artists Relationships, World Vision Canada

67 true stories, short fiction, and poems from 61 writers from across Canada.

Title:Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon: Stories of Finding Love in Unexpected PlacesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 21, 2015Publisher:That's Life! CommunicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927692172

ISBN - 13:9781927692172

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Canadian Chicken Soup Similar to the "Chicken Soup" stories, but with two differences: 1) All are written with a Canadian perspective and 2) all have Christian undertones. I like both of these things. I also really enjoy that each story is labeled either fiction or non fiction. Some stories I found great, others I skimmed.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love served with Cinnamon This fourth installment of the Hot Apple Cider short story and poetry anthology focusses on love and contains at least one story or poem to touch every reader. From the humorous “The Other First Prize” by Martin Smith, to the poignant “Here Mommy, This is for You” by Ruth Warren, to the heart-rending “A Baby Named Hope” by Carmen Witmeier the theme of love is brought out: love for each other, love for the downtrodden, love for the marginalized and love for, and especially from, God. The majority of the stories are non-fiction giving us a glimpse into the authors’ lives, joys and heartaches. The fictional stories are very believable and could happen to any reader. All give one pause to consider and think. As with the other books in the series, the authors are all Canadian and Christian. Their belief and world-view come out strongly. One does not, however, have to be Christian to be touched by the stories. Since each of the authors contributing to this anthology is a unique individual, so the writing styles are unique and individual. Some may better resonate with the reader than others, but all have been professionally written and edited. I received this book in order to give an honest review.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love served with Cinnamon This fourth installment of the Hot Apple Cider short story and poetry anthology focusses on love and contains at least one story or poem to touch every reader. From the humorous “The Other First Prize” by Martin Smith, to the poignant “Here Mommy, This is for You” by Ruth Warren, to the heart-rending “A Baby Named Hope” by Carmen Witmeier the theme of love is brought out: love for each other, love for the downtrodden, love for the marginalized and love for, and especially from, God. The majority of the stories are non-fiction giving us a glimpse into the authors’ lives, joys and heartaches. The fictional stories are very believable and could happen to any reader. All give one pause to consider and think. As with the other books in the series, the authors are all Canadian and Christian. Their belief and world-view come out strongly. One does not, however, have to be Christian to be touched by the stories. Since each of the authors contributing to this anthology is a unique individual, so the writing styles are unique and individual. Some may better resonate with the reader than others, but all have been professionally written and edited. I received this book in order to give an honest review.
Date published: 2015-10-23