Warren, Susan May. Evergreen. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2014.

evergreenEmpty-nesters John and Ingrid Christiansen are excited to start the next chapter in their life; however, they didn’t plan on some unforeseen family circumstances. Mixed with a difference in priorities, John and Ingrid must come to terms with their history before continuing on with their future in chilly northern Minnesota…

Sparkling snow, chilly weather, swirling icicles…the perfect setting for a story at Evergreen Resort in Minnesota. With true perspective, Susan May Warren threads a story of a married couple later in life who have very contrastive thoughts of moving forward. Though only a novella, the storyline was truly developed and read as if a full-length novel. Following several other books in the series, Evergreen was included as a story on the parents (as I assume the previous books were about the children). Emotional, heart-warming and rewarding all the same, I appreciated the novella as a story within itself even though I was a bit confused as to the many characters mentioned in the beginning. A circle-story of sorts, the family Christmas letter at the start of the book soon turns into a much longer, more in-depth letter when rewritten at the end of the book. Another new author for me, I am sure this will not be the last from this author I will read.

4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Evergreen from Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review*


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