Minnesota winters are not for the faint at heart. I should know, I call it home. A Minnesota Christmas is even better. Well, it would have been if Katie had said “yes” when her boyfriend, Micah, asked her to marry him, right? Now Katie has to spend an entire week with him and his family in a tiny house/cottage after saying no to his proposal. If you live in a mostly warm area and can’t imagine being couped up in a tiny house when it’s cold and snowy, I find there are two kinds of people in that situation. Those that hate it and those that love it. Close quarters to elderly grandparents to young children make this situation a trying one for Katie. Wouldn’t it be for anyone? Katie comes from a long line of short-tempers and disasterous marriages where she cannot understand Micah’s family and doesn’t want to taint it. Christmas is a time of celebration of our Savior’s birth and spending time with loved ones. Cynthia Ruchti captures Christ’s love and an imperfect wonderful family’s love in this Christmas story. The characters are real and funny, strong yet vulnerable. I think most anyone can pick up this book and relate to at least character and learn from them. If you are new to Cynthia Ruchti, you always come away from her books learning more about Jesus, yourself and grace. This book is no exception, and it’s so beautiful with the snowy Minnestoa Christmas setting. I laughed, I cried and I highly recommend this beautiful Christmas story!
I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.