Monday, December 16, 2019

A CHRISTMAS TREE TREASURE HUNT by multiple Authors, reviewed by Paula Shreckhise

(Published in 2012)
Grace Moore’s Grandmother has died and left her 9 large envelopes containing clues for a treasure hunt.

Grace has been estranged from her twin, Lauren, for three years. A mysterious package from her deceased Grammie takes her on a journey to several cities and a few countries. She catches glimpses of her grandmother’s character, meets Grammie’s friends and sees the charity work her grandparents were involved in. Just what is Grammie trying to tell Grace?

For each trip she makes, Grace collects an ornament on a tree and she learns to admire her grandma anew. What will she find at her journey’s end? Forgiveness, Grace, an end to bitterness, and reconciliation are what her grandma would wish for her. Grace needs to look beyond herself. She realizes: “All these years I have been steeped in anger and selfishness, living for my own pleasure, Grammie had pushed aside her grief and looked to the needs of others.”

Grace’s quest pulled me in from the start.

This was a unique concept that came together extremely well. Nine authors each wrote a chapter in the 10 chapter novella and executed it seamlessly. I especially liked the afterward that explained the reason for the story was to tell “The Real Christmas Story” and gave a clear Gospel message and a passage from Luke about the nativity. This was a real treat to read for Christmas. 

*I purchased this book and was under no obligation to review it.

Back Cover Blurb:

Grace takes delivery of a package and her life is turned upside down by nine sealed mystery envelopes from her late grandmother. Grammie’s instructions require Grace to take the journey of her lifetime, not only to far off places, but also into the deepest parts of her heart. As she follows the trail laid out for her and uncovers her family’s darkest secrets, Grace is forced to confront the loss and betrayal that has scarred her past and seek the greatest Christmas Treasure of all.

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  1. I love the idea of the different authors each writing a chapter. It sounds like an exciting book.

  2. It's a challenge and lots of fun to do. Thanks Susie-Q.

    nice job, Paula!

  3. What a unique book! Thanks for the review, Paula! And thanks for all you do, Debra, to promote Christian Fiction books!

  4. This sounds like a great book, Thank you for sharing about it and for your book review.


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