Where Treetops Glisten

Three Stories of Heartwarming Courage and Christmas Romance During World War II

by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin

Siblings forge new paths and find love in three stories filled with the wonder of Christmas.
 
Turn back the clock to a different time, listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow, as the realities of America’s involvement in the Second World War change the lives of the Turner family in Lafayette, Indiana.

In Cara Putman’s White Christmas, Abigail Turner is holding down the Home Front as a college student and a part-time employee at a one-of-a-kind candy shop. Loss of a beau to the war has Abigail skittish about romantic entanglements—until a hard-working young man with a serious problem needs her help.

Abigail’s brother Pete is a fighter pilot hero returned from the European Theater in Sarah Sundin’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas, trying to recapture the hope and peace his time at war has eroded. But when he encounters a precocious little girl in need of Pete’s friendship, can he convince her widowed mother that he’s no longer the bully she once knew?

In Tricia Goyer’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meredith Turner, “Merry” to those who know her best, is using her skills as a combat nurse on the frontline in the Netherlands. Halfway around the world from home, Merry never expects to face her deepest betrayal head on, but that’s precisely what God has in mind to redeem her broken heart.

The Turner family believes in God’s providence during such a tumultuous time. Can they absorb the miracle of Christ’s birth and His plan for a future?


Recent Reviews

Review: Where Treetops Glisten

Amy Nickless

4 Stars

In this work of historical fiction, three stories by three separate authors are intertwined. Each follows a member of the Turner family from Lafayette, Indiana as they face…

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Where Treetops Glisten

Jennifer McClelland

2 Stars

As a history lover I had high expectations for this book. Sadly I was not impressed and was unable to finish one of the stories. I will give the author another chance, I just did not care for these tales.

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"Where Treetops Glisten," a WWII novella collection by Goyer, Putman, and Sundin

Rachael Koppendrayer

4 Stars

Three great writers of Christian WWII fiction have collaborated in a WWII and Christmas-themed novella collection, focusing on the Turner family of Lafayette, Indiana.  Of the five children, only three have lived to see the war,…

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Charming Christmas Tales

Denise McFarland

5 Stars

Where Treetops Glisten is a charming collection of three heartwarming Christmas romances set during World War II. The back cover copy immediately caught my eye - "The crunch of newly fallen snow, the weight of wartime. Siblings forging new…

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Where Treetops glisten

Rebecca Peterson

5 Stars

Three stories in one of a family's who's lives are changed by the war. In White Christmas by Cara Putnum finds Abigail Turner working at a candy shop and going to school. She has no interest in an romantic…

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