“A Shenandoah Christmas” ~ Book Review

Dec 7, 2015 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Lisa Belcastro’s Christmas novella, A Shenandoah Christmas.”


As is my custom, if I could ask Lisa one question about A Shenandoah Christmas it would be — “What is your favorite topic for a Christmas novella?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!


From the Back Cover:

Andy hasn’t felt such anticipation for Christmas day since he was five years old. This year he has plans, life-changing plans. He is going to propose to Allyson Flanders, the woman of his dreams. He’d lived his first thirty years as a confirmed bachelor, contented with dating, managing the family’s fleet of ships, fishing, and sailing anywhere he wanted, whenever he wanted.

Until . . . One date with Allyson, and Andy was hopelessly caught by the smartest, kindest, most beautiful woman he’d ever met. He had no complaints. Life with Allyson was better than anything he’d ever imagined. They spent hours of every day together, casting lines into the waters off the shore of Martha’s Vineyard, talking, laughing, and dreaming. He hadn’t spent a day without being in Allyson’s company.

Until . . . Something happened after Thanksgiving. Something he can’t figure out. Something he can’t name. But that something has created more distance than a two-month sail from Vineyard Haven Harbor to Sri Lanka. Allyson has no time for him, barely speaks to him, and makes secret plans without him. The diamond and sapphire ring resting in the black velvet box looks lonely, but not as lonely as Andy feels. Where is she spending her time? Why doesn’t she return his phone calls? Has she found someone else?
Is there any hope his Christmas wish might still come true?


Rachel’s Back Talk

4 – award winning covers


If you’re looking for a wonderful Christmas book to read this holiday season, A Shenandoah Christmas might be just for you! Buying it on Amazon Kindle for only $0.99, I was thrilled to read it and not feel lost because it follows Lisa’s other books.

Andy thinks he knows what he wants for Christmas, but then he finds out what he truly needs – Christ. I loved the emphasis that Lisa put on Christ being the center of Christmas and it was neat to watch Andy and Allyson adopt that practice as well.


Other books by Lisa I will read next:

Shenandoah Nights (Winds of Change Book 1)

Shenandoah Crossings (Winds of Change Book 2)

A Shenandoah Family Christmas (Winds of Change)

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