[CFBA Tour&Review]Love Finds You Under The Mistletoe by Anita Higman and Irene Brand

Posted 8 October, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe
Summerside Press (September 1, 2010)

Irene Brand & Anita Higman


Irene Brand has written Sunday School curriculum, edited a two-year series of mission curriculum, and her works have appeared in five program-material anthologies. Her publishers include Zondervan, Standard Publishing, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Fleming-Revell, Barbour Publishing, Kregel Publications, Steeple Hill (inspirational imprint of Silhouette), and Summerside Press. She has had 4 non-fiction books published, and 43 fiction works. Her first inspirational romance was published in 1984.

Award-winning author, Anita Higman, has twenty-six books published (several coauthored) for adults and children, and she has been honored as a Barnes & Noble Author of the Month for Houston. Anita has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Her favorite things include exotic teas, movies, and all things Jane Austen.


Two Christmas stories – one historical, one contemporary – under one cover!

Love Finds You under the Mistletoe: An Appalachian Christmas

A promise to her dying sister compels Julia Mayfield to take her young nephew to Mistletoe, Kentucky, a tiny town tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains. Sparks fly when she meets David Armstrong, a World War II veteran like herself. Even as shadows from the past weave a dangerous web around Julia and David, will their love flourish like the mistletoe that blankets the nearby hills?

Love Finds You under the Mistletoe: Once Upon a Christmas Eve

Hollie Goodnight’s store has just been voted best Christmas shop in America. All the new publicity draws flamboyant novelist Van Keaton to the cozy town of Noel, Missouri, demanding to write Hollie’s story – a dramatic tale of misfortune and triumph. She is swept up in his world of beautiful words and fanciful interludes. . .until Owen Quigly, her lifelong best friend, launches a plan to win her back.

If you would like to read an excerpt of Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe, go HERE.

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My Review:
What a wonderful addition to the beautiful Love Finds You collection, and just in time for the holidays too! I am so thankful to review this book for both the authors, and for CFBA. Both Anita Higman and Irene Brand are incredible authors, whom captivate their readers instantly, with their words and plots.

Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe is a 2 book novella, with both a historical story and a contemporary story. The first novel, An Appalachian Christmas by Irene Brand, takes us to the the World War II era. Her characters, Julia, David, Granny and sweet little Bobby, were fascinatingly created to capture my heart immediately! The sparks that flew between Julia and David were electrifying! There was no denying the love there. Irene added suspense to the story with secrets from the past. Added to the history, mystery and love is a strong message of fully trusting in God’s will and leaning on His understanding always. Fantastic!!!

Once Upon A Christmas Eve by Anita Higman is also wonderful! Anita Higman is one of my favorite authors, and I love each and every one of her stories. This one did not disappoint. I felt the instant tug into the story, and fell in love with Noel, Missouri. I loved Holly and Quig. They were just adorable characters and fit so well together! I had so much fun imaging the Christmas in Noel, Missouri and walking beside these two fantastic characters and sharing a beautiful holiday with them. God’s love shined through the words Anita used to create this story, and the lessons shone through. Definitely a story I want to read again and again.

Deck the halls with Holly and Mistletoe, and grab your copy of this tender, charming novella. It’s a 5 star book that will make a perfect relaxing end to any winter day. Or it would make a wonderful Christmas gift for those book lovers in your life! Well done and two thumbs up these amazing authors!

*Many thanks to the authors for providing a copy of this book for me to review*

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