Love Finds You in the City at Christmas by Ruth Logan Herne

Love Finds You in the City at Christmas

byRuth Logan Herne, Anna Schmidt

Kobo ebook | September 30, 2013

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Two heartwarming stories of Christmas past and present. In “RED KETTLE CHRISTMAS,” it’s 1947, and police officer Mike Wolzak has inherited his family’s Manhattan brownstone… and the custody of his troubled younger sister. While on patrol during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mike meets lovely Salvation Army bell ringer Karen O’Leary, who is struggling to support herself and her young daughter. As their paths cross during the festive holiday season in New York, Karen teaches the tough World War II veteran how to support and love his family. In the process, he just might gain a new one. In “MANHATTAN MIRACLE,” a war-weary soldier who has served three tours in the Middle East, Max Wolzak, has come home to spend the holidays with his family in Manhattan. There, Max reconnects with Sarah Peterson, his sister’s old schoolmate who now works for the United Nations. Sparks fly as the pair becomes reacquainted, but when Max realizes that Sarah will leave for the Middle East the day after Christmas, he has a decision to make: convince her to stay, wait for her to return, or go with her to the one place where he never thought he’d return.

Title:Love Finds You in the City at ChristmasFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 30, 2013Publisher:GuidepostsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0824934482

ISBN - 13:9780824934484

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic Christmas Read Be still my heart -- I'm sure I heard the Hallelujah Chorus in the background as I finished this book. It is that good. That's moving and uplifting and down-home Christmasy good. Both stories start with Macy's Thanksgiving parade and that sets the mood perfectly. Both stories have adorable little girls who know the true magic of Christmas and how to share it. Another excellent way to set that special mood. But though there are similarities in these two novellas, each author's distinctive voice creates a unique and heart-warming read. In "Red Kettle Christmas", Herne's characteristic writing style swept me into the heart of post World War II New York City from the very first page. I love the way characters come to life at her fingertips. And I love how she portrays life and loss realistically, but always laced with hope. This novella has all the makings of a classic Christmas read. Fast forward to present day and we get to read about the next generation of Wolzaks in Schmidt's "Manhattan Miracle". Interesting to jump decades and land at the very same place and the very same time. Love that link between the two stories. This is another touching read that gave me goosebumps at the Hollywood worthy finale. If you love reading Christmas stories, "Love Finds You in the City at Christmas" should definitely find it's way to the top of your TBR list. It's guaranteed to get you in the spirit of the season.
Date published: 2013-10-22