Dec 02, Megan rated it it was ok. Nov 15, Sharon rated it it was ok. Wasn't what I was expecting--very predictable. I thought Rose was unfeeling towards her family and definitely was not showing true Christian love. Kudos to her husband for not throwing in the towel. Dec 02, Amanda Nowlin rated it liked it. Cute quick Christmas read. Feb 26, Anna Mcgrath rated it really liked it Shelves: holiday.
Alot of christian faith references and preaching!!! Nov 26, Paula Ratcliffe rated it it was amazing Shelves: e-book , kindle , read-in This book was amazing for a Christmas story.
We found that Christmas Hosts are busy read stressed throughout the whole of December. The Hope of Refuge. She is always running off to help someone, volunteer, or go to a church meeting. Serving God can be accomplished in many ways, but Holiday Hectic! Get 10 free images. When The Heart Cries.
It brought out the true meaning of Christmas. The main character is Rose Bergman who is so busy doing all sorts of committee's and volunteering between town and church. She neglects her family to the point her husband Joey has to point out things that are going on that she is clueless to. Her friends are suffering some issues, one person Sue thinks she may have breast cancer after detecting a lump, her co-worker at the thrift store her son is using This book was amazing for a Christmas story. Her friends are suffering some issues, one person Sue thinks she may have breast cancer after detecting a lump, her co-worker at the thrift store her son is using drugs and really needs some help and prayer, there is also a couple at church waiting to hear results of some medical condition.
Rose is so set on being the model Christian she has lost sight on what it is God wants her to do. While getting injured doing some food shopping to prepare for the Christmas Eve dinner she tried to get someone else in her family to take over, alas they all complained their way out of it. Rose falls on ice and injures to parts of her body spraining her ankle and wrist and is quickly put on bed rest by her husband Joey.
He enlists the help of the family to man up and help cook dinner.
Rose found out that she had misjudged her daughter, who has taken up with a young man Nick that Rose in the beginning has nothing but distaste for him, later as the book goes on she warms up to Nick and realizes that she can't pick who Anna her daughter will like or care for. She leaves that to God to guide Anna. I enjoyed how Rose was able to learn to not to be Superwoman. That sometimes we do too much and loose sight of what is truly important in life.
A great book for those looking for a cute novella with a great meaning of Christmas. Feb 19, Mellanie C marked it as to-read. I registered a book at BookCrossing.
Jul 14, Nora St Laurent rated it it was amazing. This is a short, sweet read that packs a powerful punch. These are things women struggle with daily. This book will gently remind you in practical ways how to This is a short, sweet read that packs a powerful punch. This letter sums up the message of Unwrapping Christmas. A must read and a keeper! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.
I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Rose is real.
She's so pressed for time but knows that stopping to offer help, an ear, or a kind word is the right thing to do. She wants to help but she's overcommitted herself to so many demands.
She's actually relieved when that shoulder isn't accepted or when someone else steps in. And she's oh so familiar with platitudes -- those ritualistic sayings that go through our minds -- those things that come to mind because we ourselves have been recipients of those exact words, and frankly, what Rose is real. And she's oh so familiar with platitudes -- those ritualistic sayings that go through our minds -- those things that come to mind because we ourselves have been recipients of those exact words, and frankly, what else is there to say when someone else is dealing with something painful.
Quickly we scan our mental platitude Rolodex, discarding one after the other before they're uttered. No good. Not practical -- doesn't fit the circumstance. How many of us have thought at one time or another that they have to do, do, do when it's been done, done, done?
In an age of secularization and the decline of ritual, Christmas has emerged as the most promising candidate for the first global festival, celebrated not only in the Christian West, but in many countries with either a minority or no Christian. Unwrapping Christmas book. Read 61 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Through all the mix-ups and misunderstandings, amid the chaos.
Yes, I rate this one a 5! What a wonderful reminder of our priorities. Dec 22, Jodi rated it really liked it. This is an author that I had never read before. It was a wonderful book about volunteering and trying to do good works in the church and forgetting what is most important. The books main character is running so fast. Her family wonders when they will actually get to sit down and have dinner together.
She is always running off to help someone, volunteer, or go to a church meeting. Her family never hosts Christmas dinner so she always get stuck with 24 people at her house. She is taking migraine This is an author that I had never read before. She is taking migraine medication like candy. I must say I felt like this women before I learned to slow down and stopped trying to do it all. In the end she learns that others are there to help and she doesnt have to do it all.
She also learns that real friendship has no time limits and that sometimes all people need is someone to sit with them and listen. What a great story especially this time of year. It's that time of year again, and with excitement and high expectations, Rose has planned the perfect Christmas for her family and friends. But when she feels them drifting away during a time that should celebrate togetherness, Rose is forced to slow down in the most unexpected way. In this whimsical, uplifting story, she discovers the true meaning of giving. My Review - I liked this story pretty good.
It's not what I would usually read by any means which is another good thing about the Nook It It's that time of year again, and with excitement and high expectations, Rose has planned the perfect Christmas for her family and friends. It brings you to books you wouldn't usually read. I got this book for Free on the Nook and I read it in about five hours on our way home from Christmas with my husband's family. I liked how Rose finally had to slow down. This was a good quick read. I've taken to reading Christmas inspired, themed, or timed novels this season A quick read, I chose to swallow it in a couple pieces, I've taken to reading Christmas inspired, themed, or timed novels this season A quick read, I chose to swallow it in a couple pieces, to prolong the experience and impact I could take-home for my own life.
While some of the conclusion felt rushed to me, it was still inspiring, and heart-warming. Nov 30, Diane Holm rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Christmas fiction lovers. Shelves: christmas-fiction. Holiday Hectic! This book is a great example of the do it all attitude that seems to possess many women during the holidays and often beyond. Lori has crafted a grand story that may seem too familiar in our world of rush, rush, rush. Serving God can be accomplished in many ways, but Holiday Hectic!
Serving God can be accomplished in many ways, but just not all at once. This is a story about finding balance, peace and joy while the world never stops. Dec 25, VLynch rated it did not like it Shelves: religious. Ok, so I felt like with the season upon us a good Holiday book was in order.
This one was not it. Starts out with a woman who thinks she is "Super woman" doing everything for everyone but her family. Heck, she feeds her family canned tuna 3x's in one week because she is too busy to go to the grocery store. It's not until she has a little accident and needs her family help and she decides it time to take care of her family first and not the Ok, so I felt like with the season upon us a good Holiday book was in order. It's not until she has a little accident and needs her family help and she decides it time to take care of her family first and not the rest of the world.
I would have to say this book was a complete dud. Hopefully, next year I will find a better holiday book. This was a quick read, I read it in one day. Maybe it's because I don't really get into the religious aspect of anything let alone Christmas but it seems kinda typical to me. The book was about Rose, a busy married mom that was busy helping and taking care of others. Of course by taking care of others she neglected her own family. It took a fall to get her to slow down and realize what she was missing. To me it had a "It's a Wonderful Life" feel to it.
It was enjoyable though. I guess the message This was a quick read, I read it in one day.