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A Family Arrangement (Christmas Historical) by Gabrielle Meyer {Review}

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A Family Arrangement (Christmas Historical) by Gabrielle Meyer {Review}A Family Arrangement by Gabrielle Meyer
Series: Little Falls Legacy #1

ISBN: 0373283881
Genres: Christian Historical Fiction, Christmas
Published by Love Inspired on December 6th 2016
Pages: 288
Format: Mass Market Paperback
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Makeshift Family

Abram Cooper has ten months to turn rough Minnesota country into a vibrant town, or his sister-in-law will take his three sons back to Iowa with his blessing. Until then, Charlotte Lee has agreed to keep house and help raise his children as part of their bargain. But can the single father fulfill Charlotte's requirements in time to make sure that she and his boys don't leave—and take his heart with them?

Charlotte is convinced that the wilderness is no place to raise her nephews. But as she watches the community slowly develop, she sees that Abram just might be able to make it blossom. With three little matchmakers bringing her and Abram together, Little Falls could become not just a flourishing town, but the perfect home for their patchwork family.

 

On December 6th, a brand new Christmas story releases retelling the story of the founding family of a town known as Little Falls in Minnesota taking place around the year 1854. This is a time period that I love to read and immerse myself in, because it varies so much from location to location, from frontier wilderness to Victorian opalescence to Southern Antebellum. This is my first Christmas read of the year and it was an excellent choice for me and I enjoyed every minute in my reading this story. I cried, I sighed, I giggled, and I got mad. This is my first read from Gabrielle Meyer and it will not be my last. I was blessed to meet Gabrielle in person in August and loved her as a person and couldn’t wait to read her writing. I will definitely have to go back to read her other Love Inspired title as well as her Barbour novellas in collections. More and more adding to my reading list!

Charlotte is an older, protective sister, full of fears of her own and the story starts as her younger sister, a young wife and mother, has recently passed away. Charlotte is determined to do right by her nephews. This is a story about family pulling together, about challenges, and adventure, but it is also about personal growth for both Charlotte and the boy’s father Abram, and even some great other characters are thrown in that add such elements and challenges to the story such and the half Native American Indian preacher Ben and the farm hand Harry.

Overall, a great story and I’m glad to have spent time reading it. If you know me, you know I hesitate to get mass market paperback books, but this is also available as a Kindle copy and I highly recommend the read!

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The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her Kindergartener AppleBlossom, newborn Almond Blossom (the boy!) and toddler OrangeBlossom in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.