About the Book:
Fall in love with this cozy story about two people from different worlds.
Franny Martin is an Oklahoma farm girl who's preparing to spend the holidays alone...again. Then Charlie Landau shows up one day, all wealth and polish, and offers to buy Franny's farm. Franny has no money to speak of, but she is clever and spirited, and she's more than happy to sell the farm and move to the city.
As Sinatra croons from the radio and Christmas descends upon her charming farm, Franny teaches Charlie the curious and sometimes comical ways of country life. In the process, they unearth some discoveries of the heart-that sometimes love comes when you're least ready for it. Will the holidays bring their most impossible dreams within reach?
About the Author:
Anita Higman is the author of 24 books, including fiction, nonfiction, children's books, and plays. Among her published romance titles areLarkspur Dreams, The Love Song, and Castles in the Air, all coauthored with Janice A. Thompson. Her mysteries include Another Stab at Lifeand Another Hour to Kill. Anita is a member of ACFW and the Christian Humor Writers' Group, and she has been recognized for her involvement in literacy programs. A Texan for the past 24 years, Anita has coauthored an award-winning book about her home state, ATribute to Early Texas. She lives with her family near Houston.
To learn about Anita, visit her online: www.anitahigman.com/
This is a tale of a woman in her early 30s who is finally leaving the farm that has been her home all of her life. Franny has finally found a buyer and is leaving to pursue her dreams in the big city but only after spending three weeks helping Charlie, the son of a very rich man with no farming experience learn how the place works. During that three week period the two of them felt very drawn to each other but Charlie was not going to ruin her dreams as his father has constantly dumped on Charlie's.
Franny gets into the city but for some strange reason, despite her love of music but lack of education no radio station will hire her to be a DJ as she has always dreamed. She ends up as a waitress. After ONE DAY all of her dreams are destroyed. The very next day Charlie finds her to give her some bad news and invite her back to the farm to work for him.
You can imagine what happens. This was a VERY sweet tale. To me, almost written for the YA crowd rather than an adult readership. It's a classic Romeo and Juliet story playing out on a farm in Oklahoma but fortunately no one has to die. There are racial overtones as this is the early sixties and as always it is very hard to remember how terribly people of color were treated at that time.
It was not a page turner by any stretch of the imagination but it was a nice diversion from heavier books. I love Christmas stories and on that topic it didn't disappoint. When they were on the farm it was when I enjoyed it the most. Charlie's father was a typical overbearing rich character but Scrooges always have a purpose in a story. The book is a tale of love and redemption but most of all of hope. Most appropriate for the holiday season, yes?
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Disclosure: I received a copy of A Merry Little Christmas from Litfuse Publicity Group gratis. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by my receipt of the free book. I received no monetary compensation for this post.