The Christmas Heirloom | Book Review

I absolutely loved this book of four novellas. I was drawn to it because I recognized 3 out of 4 of the authors, but I had no idea it would be such a meaningful story. Yes, that’s right, story (singular).

From the Back Cover

In Kristi Ann Hunter‘s “Legacy of Love,” Sarah Gooding never suspected returning a brooch to an elderly woman would lead to a job . . . and introduce her to the woman’s grandson, a man far above her station.

In Karen Witemeyer‘s “Gift of the Heart,” widow Ruth Albright uses the family brooch as collateral for a loan from the local banker. But the more she comes to know the man behind the stern businessman, the more she hopes for a second chance at love.

In Sarah Loudin Thomas’s “A Shot at Love,” Fleeta Brady’s rough-and-tumble childhood means she prefers hunting to more feminine activities. She never expected her family’s brooch might be how a fellow hunter turns her attention from competition to romance.

In Becky Wade‘s “Because of You,” Maddie Winslow has spent years in love with a man whose heart was already spoken for. When a church Christmas project brings them together and she stumbles upon an old family brooch, might it finally be her turn for love?


You’re not taking a shot in the dark in assuming these four novellas revolve around the family brooch, handed down for generations.

Of course, the historical novellas are my favorite (I mean, I’m biased, really), but all of them were heartwarmingly well done.

I give Christmas Heirloom 4.5 out of 5 stars… so for the sake of amazon (where I will also share my review), I’m rounding up to 5.

If you are looking for a book this Christmas for that Christian Fiction reader in your family, look no further. There is truly something here for both contemporary and historical fans. I read it this past Christmas and I hope to get around to reading it again this Christmas. Also, I think it should be made into a Hallmark movie. I’d not only watch it, I’d buy it.

Get your copy from amazon.com or amazon.ca today!

Note: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher for my honest review.


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