Carlson, Melody. A Christmas in the Alps. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 2021.
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About the book – from publisher
Get ready for a magical mountain holiday
After a time of heartache and loss, Simone Winthrop discovers a tantalizing letter from her French great-grandmother, which seems to suggest that Simone is heir to a family treasure. Ever practical, Simone assumes the claim is baseless, but her best friend encourages her to find out for sure. Despite her deep-rooted fear of flying, she boards a jet to travel to Paris at Christmastime to uncover the truth.
During the long flight, Simone meets the charming Kyle Larsson, who’s on his way to France to become an apprentice clockmaker. Though they abruptly part ways, an unexpected rendezvous in the French Alps at Simone’s family’s clock factory may lead to the discovery of the family treasure . . . and so much more.
My Review – A Christmas in the Alps
Melody Carlson has the ability to create memorable characters who seem like real people. Simone and Kyle are people you wouldn’t mind having as friends. In some ways their relationship seems unreal, and yet it does seem to occur naturally – God controls everything that happens to us. Circumstances like those of Simone and Kyle could easily be orchestrated by God.
I was able to anticipate some of the outcomes of the plot, but not until I had worked my way through a large portion of the story. I love it when authors drop clues along the way to give readers an inkling of what is to come.
A Christmas in the Alps is a light read – great for a lazy afternoon when you want to curl up by the fire. I look forward to reading more from Melody Carlson in the future.
A Christmas in the Alps is an adult novella but it is appropriate for a K-12 Christian school library. I think high school students might enjoy the story.
A complimentary copy of A Christmas in the Alps was provided courtesy of Revell through Interviews & Reviews. This is my honest review.
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