Silent Days, Holy Night

As Julia Russell prepares for the Christmas gala at Emerald Crest, she recalls the events that led to her meeting Henry Lafferty the second, and the friendship that came from the meeting. Through everything that happened that year, she learned valuable lessons and helped one man and the rest of the town come together.

Phyllis Clark Nichols’ Silent Days, Holy Night is a great book for several reasons. The story is entertaining and draws you in. Once I read a few pages, I wanted to keep going. The descriptions let you imagine what is going on and feel like you are there watching the events unfold.

The personality of each character is well developed and the characters are people you’d expect to meet in real life. The mannerisms and sayings of the Russell family reminded me of people I grew up around.

Beyond the plot, there are wholesome messages in the book. Faith, forgiveness, reaching out to and helping others, and the real meaning of Christmas are all woven into the story. Seeing how Mr. Lafferty, the Russells, and others work together and put their own conveniences aside to meet the needs of people serves as a reminder that we need to do the same during the hustle and bustle of Christmas.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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