WW2 historical fiction isn’t a genre that I typically read, but Where Treetops Glisten caught my eye anyway. I recognized the three authors who had contributed to the book (Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin) and I knew that each of them would tell a great story. Besides, there’s nothing like a good Christmas book to read while the snow falls!
Where Treetops Glisten follows three siblings, Abigail, Pete, and Merry. Each of the three novellas follows one of them through one of the Christmases during the war. Abigail is a college student, Pete is a lawyer turned pilot, and Merry is a nurse on the front lines in Europe. I enjoyed each of the stories, but Pete’s story in I’ll Be Home for Christmas was my personal favorite! The romances in each story seemed a tad rushed at times, but that’s to be expected when you are telling a story in the shorter novella format. All three stories have a strong emphasis on faith that I appreciated too.
Though I rarely read fiction set in this time period, I found the peek into America during the Second World War fascinating. I have photos of my grandfather and his brothers in their uniforms from that time period. While reading Where Treetops Glisten, I felt as though the old family photos came to life a little bit.
This is a great book to pick up for a bit of Christmas reading, particularly if you enjoy historical fiction or novella collections. The cookie recipes at the end of the book already have me making plans for an afternoon spent baking Christmas cookies too!
Note: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this honest review. All opinions are of course my own.