Happy Monday, Reader Friends!
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Have you planned out your menu? Started watching Christmas movies? I’m ready for all of the above! In fact, I’ve already started my Christmas reading to gear up for the holidays. In fact, today’s review is for the boxset A Merry Navidad which brings us four novellas!
Let’s get started!
About the Collection
La Familia Es Todo — Kathi Macias — A large, once-close family that has drifted apart for various reasons. Will their longtime tradition of making tamales on Christmas Eve be enough to bring them back together?
Navidad & Familia — Allison K. García — When a blizzard traps the Campana family in their trailer on Christmas Eve with no electricity, internet, gifts, or Christmas decorations, will they drive each other crazy or will they discover the true reason for the season?
A Tamale Christmas — Linda K. Rodante — She’s an unwed mother at a Christian college. He’s a Latino student who left home and career to attend. Will the secret one of them carries keep them apart or will God perform another Christmas miracle?
Have Yourself A Merry Little Cocoa — Cynthia Marcano — Every Christmas, Isidora Lopez tries to spend her way into the hearts of those she loves, while Firefighter Gabriel Ramirez has spent his, trying to move on from a lost one, until a chance encounter unexpectedly sparks both their lives.
In La Familia Es Todo, the theme of family is very strong. I loved seeing how they came together over tamales (my stomach growled while reading). In fact, I can’t wait to go home (Texas) for Christmas and have some now. 🙂
In Navidad & Familia, Allison K. Garcia gets to the importance of Christmas and why we believers celebrate it. I loved it and it gave me food for thought (no pun intended).
Linda K. Rodante’s A Tamale Christmas might have been my favorite in the collection. There was a lot to think about and the romance sprinkled in was sweet to watch unfold. Again, I want tamales.
Last but not least, Cynthia Marcano’s Have Yourself A Merry Little Cocoa was as delightful as a cup of hot cooca. I loved the romance in it but more importantly I loved how the two had to trust in God to see them through.
All in all, A Merry Navidad is a collection you don’t want to miss.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. My review was not required nor influenced.
About the Authors
Kathi Macias is an award-winning author of more than fifty books, including Red Ink, 2011 Golden Scrolls Novel of the Year. A popular speaker at retreats and conferences, Kathi Lives in Southern California with her husband, Al.
Allison K. García is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion for writing. Latina at heart, Allison has absorbed the love and culture of her friends, family, and hermanos en Cristoand has used her experiences to cast a glimpse into the journey of undocumented Christians.
Linda K. Rodante is a lover of sweet tea and lives in Tennessee—a Florida transplant, who loves the seasonal changes in her new state. She’s married with two sons and three grandchildren! Her work with crisis pregnancy centers and anti-trafficking groups gave her a heart for hurting women and a respect for the role God has given men. Her books wrap sweet romance in real-life issues then adds an edge of mystery and suspense. She desires to entertain with a good story while encouraging others in their walk with God.
Cynthia Marcano is a native Jersey girl enamored of Jesus, reading, and cake. Her writing incorporates South Jersey culture blended with life as a Christian and Hispanic woman. When she isn’t writing, designing graphics, or reading a Christian Fiction book, you can probably find her volunteering in ministry, blogging for Healing Heartbreak Ministries, praising God, or at home avoiding the dishes. Her three beautiful and loved children have made it their life’s mission to drive their mother crazy but luckily enough for her those apples don’t fall far from the tree and she understands them perfectly.