Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Summerside Press
A Merry Little Christmas begins with a young woman named Franny Martin. She has spent several years taking care of the family farm after her parents were killed in a tornado when she was eighteen. While she loves the farm, there is a restlessness in her. She loves music and wants to go to the city to try to work for a radio station. As “luck” would have it, Charlie Landau shows up. He is a city slicker with a lot of money who wants to buy the farm to prove to his father that he can make something of it on his own. Franny agrees right away, and also agrees to help him learn the ropes. There is an instant connection between the two, and when Franny leaves for the big city, they both realize how much they care for each other. When she makes it there, she is unable to find a job and has no idea what to do. After accepting a job as a waitress, Charlie shows up and asks her to come back and help him, which she does. They finally address their feelings for each other, but the next hurdle is getting past Charlie’s father, who never approves of anything he does.
I LOVED this book. It was so sweet and full of an innocence that I can’t describe. I loved the setting on the farm, and watching Charlie’s character turn from a city slicker to a farmer. I also loved how much he enjoyed the hard work that he wasn’t used to. This was a great book and I HIGHLY recommend it. I had trouble putting it down!
Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers