Book Review: Evergreen

A Christiansen Winter Novella
By Susan May Warren

An empty nest has Ingrid Christiansen dreading the upcoming holidays, but her husband John couldn't be more excited about this new season of life. He even has a surprise trip abroad planned. He's sure she'll love it. What's more romantic than Christmas in Paris? Before he can stop her, however, Ingrid agrees to spearhead a major church project. Then their faithful dog, Butterscotch needs emergency surgery draining their savings. And then - because disasters strike in threes - an unexpected guest arrives dredging up old hurts. As a beautiful planket of snow transforms the north woods into a winter wonderland, a deep chill settles over John and Ingrid's marriage. With the holidays fast approaching their only hope of keeping their love evergreen depends on turning the page on the past and embracing a new chapter of their future. 

Susan May Warren is the bestselling, Christy and RITA Award-winning author of more than forty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. She spent eight years as a missionary in Russia with her husband and four children before returning to Minnesota's north shore to write full time. 

Normally I'm used to seeing coming of age novels like Clear Winter Nights, but this story has the same sort of thing going on, just at a later stage in life, and one that happens to most people common enough it has a name, empty nest syndrome. Everything seems to be going wrong about this time, and there is a huge struggle. Right away you're rooting for Ingrid and her husband through their problems. This is a quick read, perfect for a lazy afternoon about an older romance, perfect for someone not wanting to read from the YA section. 

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