Wednesday, November 7, 2018

"Yesterday's Christmas" by A.M. Heath -- Book Review

About the Book:

During a snowstorm, Betty Tanner finds herself stuck with her estranged husband. Spending Christmas with Glenn wasn’t what she had in mind, and her thoughts reluctantly travel back three decades to their first Christmas together, when another snowstorm caused her to wreck her car outside the Tanner home …

1954: Stranded with the Tanners over Christmas, Betty is forced into the company of Glenn, who has spurned her for years. But as the snow falls outside, the walls between Betty and Glenn begin to melt, revealing a side of him she never knew existed. A side she longs to know better.

Pride and bitterness can make a beast out of anyone. And the hardships they face in their relationship are of their own making. But can following Christ’s ways lead Betty and Glenn to the reconciliation they long for?

A.M. Heath invites you to spend Christmas with the Tanners in a dual-timeline novel loosely inspired by Beauty and the Beast. You’re sure to fall in love again and again.

My Thoughts:

"Yesterday's Christmas" is the 2nd book in the "A Season Passed" series. We were introduced to Betty in the first book and she alluded to the fact that her marriage hadn't always been smooth sailing. This book tells her story and the rough seas that she and her husband Glenn went through. I found the book to be well written. It is told exclusively through Betty's point of view, but switches back and forth between 1954 and 1985. The loose connection to "Beauty and the Beast" shows that how you act can make you into a 'Beast' just as much as his external form made him one. I have never been a big fan of stories about married people who are having difficulties and have to make their way back to their love, so I liked the parts in 1954 the best, where is shows Betty and Glenn falling in love. The 1985 parts were a good reminder that you need to not just focus on your spouse's faults but be willing to work on your own. I look forward to reading more books in this series. 

Author Bio: 
Besides being an Indie Author, I’m a wife, mother of four, children’s Sunday School teacher, sweet tea drinker, history fanatic, romantic, bubbly, lover of broccoli, and cake decorator who has a soft spot for Christmas trees, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What I’m not is a laundress (or at least not one who keeps up very well), a duster, tall, or patient in a doctor’s office.

Author Links: 
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Tour Schedule: 
Nov. 5: 
Alicia G. Ruggieri @ A Brighter Destiny
Nov. 6:
A. Kaylee Harrison @ Kaylee’s Kind of Writes
Plus Interview!
Nov. 7:Becky Dempsey @ Blossoms and Blessings
Nov. 8: 
Raechel Lenore @ God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae
Nov. 9:
Debbie Curto @ Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
Plus Interview!
Nov. 12: 
Deana Dick @ Texas Book-aholic
Nov. 13:Robbie Pink @ Captive Dreams Window
Nov. 15:Alicia G. Ruggieri @ A Brighter Destiny
Plus Interview!
Nov. 16:Faith Blum @ Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections
Spotlight and Interview
Betty Grand Prize copy

"Yesterday's Christmas" is available in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 3269 KB
  • Print Length: 174 pages
  • Publication Date: November 5, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07G9PDMH4

I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.


A.M. Heath said...

Thanks for featuring Yesterday's Christmas on your blog! And thanks for the lovely review.

Bocephallus said...

I am so looking forward to reading this book. I love Christmas stories. (