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CHRISTMAS BELLS OF GEORGIA by Rose Allen McCauley - REVIEWED




 CHRISTMAS BELLS OF GEORGIA
“Nick’s Christmas Carol”
By Rose Allen McCauley
Published by Barbour
ISBN# 978-1-61626-480-2
350 Pages

Back Cover: They were sisters once—identical quadruplets—given up for adoption at birth. Now each receives a letter advising her to claim her inheritance and the family she never knew. . .at Christmas. Holly feels betrayed when she learns she’s adopted, while Carol prays for a loving family. Starr thinks it’s all a hoax, and Noelle needs a break from a hopeless situation. There are more surprises in store as each young woman gets just the gift she wants—and needs. You’ll be warmed by love in these interwoven tales of the ultimate Christmas gift. . . .

REVIEW: Rose Allen McCauley pens a sweet, heart-warming story that will help you catch the Christmas Spirit! I was thankful for the review copy of this book. I enjoyed reading about her main female character, Carol Peterson, who learns four months before Christmas she is one of four identical quadruplets. They are all schedule to meet on Christmas day! Carol’s been an only child and is excited as the aspect of meeting her siblings.

Carol’s adoptive parents have money so she’s grown up in privilege. Carol Peterson has always known she was adopted but she had no idea she was part of a big family that got split up. This meeting was an exciting and scary gift! How would her sisters feel about her? Would they all get along?

In the search for her family she runs into Nick Powers, a boy from her past. A boy she didn’t treat very nice and made fun of even! Would he remember her and the way she treated him that summer?

Oh, Nick remembers Carol alright, the rich brat who mistreated him that summer in front of all those kids. How could he forget? He’s become a Christian and is learning to forgive and forget. Turn the other cheek. Maybe she’s changed.

It surprised them both at how they felt when they saw each other again. What surprised them both was the fact they had so much in common and enjoyed each others company. Things were different alright! What were they going to do about this? Nick starts to view Carol as a woman he could spend his life with but he struggles with feeling worthy of her love. Carol thinks Nick is her soul mate and just adores his large family after having dinner at his Aunt and Uncles house. What would her parents think?

I live in Georgia so this book was extra enjoyable for me to read because of all the places that Rose talks about in her books. I was filled with delight as I read about Nick and Carol join forces and creativity as they adopt a family for Christmas. They will celebrate with them the 12 days of Christmas. They are very creative about what they give this family and how they give them these gifts every day!

Each story in this compilation is about one of the four quads and how they react to the news that they have identical siblings and will be meeting them at Christmas. It’s definitely a time to rejoice! Do you want to read a story that will make your heart glow, and bring a smile to your face? I suggest this story and the 3 other ones in the four in one collection, titled Christmas Belles of Georgia.

I had the pleasure of meeting Rose recently. She did a book signing at the Life Way Mall of GA store. Had fun talking with her about her writing journey.


Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Nora! you write a great review! Thanks for the kind words and for hosting me on Hope Through Fiction. I hope my book does put everyone in the Christmas spirit of giving. In fact I am doing a giveaway next week on my blog at www.rosemccauley.blogspot.com if anyone wants to stop by.
    And I love the picture of us with Ane--brings back great memories! I might have to write another book set in Georgia just so I can come back and visit you gals at Buford Lifeway, and see if my hubby can get a job there! LOL

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