About the Book
Newly arrived from her home in the Congo and armed with a brand-new degree in nonprofit management, Carrie Strough is eager to organize and improve the Unity Plenkiss Community Center. Unfortunately, no one wants to be organized, and only Micah Neresen, the charming and handsome pastor of the local church, is interested in her plans. Or is he just interested in her? With a cast of lively and eccentric characters including a homeless vet with PTSD, a con man, an elderly couple with an over-the-top Christmas display, a feisty committeewoman with a past of her own, and a police investigation, Micah and Carrie wonder if there is any hope for the holidays this year!
About the Author
Cathe Swanson lives in Wisconsin with her husband of 32 years. They enjoy spending time with their family and being outdoors, kayaking, hiking, birdwatching and fishing, but summer is short in Wisconsin, so it’s important to have indoor hobbies, too. Cathe has been a quilter and teacher of quiltmaking for over 25 years, and she enjoys just about any kind of creative work, especially those involving fiber or paper.
Her family is growing steadily; she and her husband had three sons, and those boys all grew up and married delightful women and started producing grandchildren: four boys and three girls so far!
The long Wisconsin winters are perfect for writing and reading books! Cathe enjoys writing stories with eccentric characters of all ages. Her books will make you laugh and make you cry – and then make you laugh again.
Hope for the Holidays by Cathe Swanson is a fun holiday story that readers will enjoy. Filled with struggles from a new job and being known as another worker’s kid-sister, as well as unexpected friendships and romance. This novella has lots of characters and side characters to keep track of throughout the story, each with their own story. Although this makes it a bit hard to follow what is going on and keep track of everyone, the story is still sweet, with a focus on family, friends, and the holiday. Readers will get a warm fuzzy feeling from this novella this Christmas season.
Genre: contemporary, romance, holiday, Christmas
Publication date: November 1, 2017
Number of pages: Hope for the Holidays – a little over 100; Making Spirits Bright Collection – 577
A copy of this book was purchased for review. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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