Saturday, October 17, 2015

An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti

An Endless ChristmasBook Description:
An award-winning novelist’s heartwarming story about family and love lost, found, and finally truly revealed at Christmas.

Christmas takes a very different turn when the guests of honor break up instead of announcing their engagement. Trapped with his family, they learn that love looks different than either imagined. Both in their eighties, Dodie and Wilson Binder celebrateevery Christmas as if it were their last. This year, their grandson Micah is planning to ask his girlfriend, Katie, to marry him so they can celebrate with the whole family. But things go very wrong when she says "no." Now they are stuck. Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster. But sometimes too much is just enough. Especially when it's Christmas.

My Thoughts:
I completely enjoyed this novella.  Katie didn't have the best of childhoods.  Micah has a great big family.  He and Katie are going to celebrate with his family for Christmas, but when she answers his proposal with a no instead of yes, both expect the situation to become completely awkward.
I really loved Micah's family.  Where Katie expected dislike and rudeness, they gave her love and warmth.  Her childhood makes her think that she will mess up the future for anyone else so she says no to Micah's proposal.  Basically to let him have the chance at happiness, she will sacrifice hers.  The hustle and bustle and just absolute chaos of the family was wonderful.  There is little or no privacy and there is a lot of love!
It was a 4/5 for me.  

Thank you to First Look Blog Tours for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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