About the Book
Three Charming and Festive Holiday Novellas Spiced with Humor, Frontier Action, and Sweet Romance
In this 3-in-1 novella collection, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer presents the new story “A Texas Christmas Carol,” in which a town’s wealthy, Scrooge-like bachelor finds his world invaded by a woman set on earning his donation for helping the local poor, and by the penetrating questions of three mysterious visitors.
It also includes, for the first time in print, “An Archer Family Christmas.” When the Archer clan gathers for the Christmas holiday, an unexpected request for help leaves Cassandra Archer directly in the path of a dangerous outlaw. Desperate to protect the woman he loves, Jim Archer races to the rescue, only to find that Cassie’s life is not the only one in peril. It will take a Christmas miracle–and the entire Archer clan–to keep a second Archer Christmas from ending in disaster.
In previously published “Gift of the Heart,” a widow and her young daughter move to Hope Springs for a fresh start. But with no money to secure a home, Ruth must convince a wealthy resort owner to accept her heirloom brooch as collateral. Will the pin that brought love to three generations soften the heart of a wounded recluse and give Ruth a second chance at love as the holidays draw near?
Sprinkled throughout the collection, you’ll find a hope-filled Christmas devotion, Witemeyer holiday recipes, and fun facts about nineteenth-century Christmas celebrations!
In My Opinion
Some of you are groaning about Christmas books already, but I’m one of those people who will read them all year round. Why? Because of the joy, celebration with friends and family, and meaning of the holiday. Plus, when the new Christmas books start to show up on bookstore shelves, it means fall is around the corner and by September, I’m usually anticipating cooler weather and the lead-in to the holiday season.
In Under the Christmas Mistletoe, Karen Witemeyer gives readers three novellas in one collection. For those who have been Witemeyer fans for a while, Gift of the Heart was previously published in The Christmas Heirloom collection and An Archer Family Christmas was a previous e-novella, but this is the first time in print. Also, if you pick up the audiobook or buy the special edition from Christianbook, you get a bonus short story.
Each of these novellas is uplifting and will put you in the Christmas spirit. From the Dickens’ A Christmas Carol inspired to the Ruth and Boaz inspired to one of Witemeyer’s beloved families (who doesn’t love going back and catching up with some of your favorite characters?), these stories are sweet, uplifting, and well-rounded. Nothing felt rushed and each of the novellas (even the short story) left me completely satisfied when I finished them.
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