The Christmas Card by Amanda Tru – Review

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The Christmas Card by Amanda Tru – Review

The Christmas Card (The Christmas Card Series #1)

by Amanda Tru

Series: The Christmas Card #1
Series Rating:
Published by Olivia Kimbrell Press
Publication Date May 30, 2015
Genres: Christmas, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Main Character Ages: 25-35
Written for: Adult
Pages: 143


A Christmas card meant to win the heart of a woman, changes the hearts of many.

Cole Nikols had spent months planning the perfect night for his girlfriend, Sarah Whitman. But when Sarah abandons their date for yet another emergency with her ever-demanding charitable work, everything falls apart. Now, instead of planning their future, Cole is worried he’s ruined any chance he had with Sarah.

Wanting to prove his love for Sarah, Cole writes a Christmas card. He sends it to everyone he knows, spreading the message of Sarah’s generous life and dedication to God, while asking others for help in his project of winning the woman he loves.

However, never does he imagine the far reach and impact one Christmas card can make. Landing in the hands of so many different people, it produces a chain that changes lives forever.

As the Christmas card’s stories come full circle, will Cole’s plan work? Will a Christmas card be enough to win Sarah’s heart?

'The Christmas Card' is a Inspirational Romance novella.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

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This was a very clever concept for a story, and the author did a great job in executing it as well.

I have to confess that I started out not liking Sarah too much.  There was a touch of pride or something in the way she ditched Cole at the restaurant when on a date that he obviously went to great effort to arrange.  As I read on, I warmed up to her a little, but at the end, my opinion of her changed completely.

Cole was another story altogether.  His sweet love for Sarah and the way he was willing to humble himself and to work to figure out something, anything, that would show her that he understood her passions and dreams was so wonderful.

Amanda Tru brought me on a journey through this story and revealed one life touching another in such a sweet way.  Each person’s heartfelt need and the way God filled it through His people, and then the struggles they had in fulfilling the directive to serve others as if serving Christ was lovely.

Though in some ways the tale resembled the movie “Pay it Forward”, it improved on the idea and was, in my opinion, a much better story.

About Amanda Tru

Amanda Tru loves to write page-turning books that inspire real-life Christianity while providing plenty of unexpected twists. She figures she loses so much sleep writing the things, it’s only fair she makes readers lose sleep with books they can’t put down! 

Amanda’s current book list includes everything from historical, to action-packed suspense, to inspirational romance, to a Christian time travel/romance series. She is also the author and organizer behind the unique, multi-author Crossroads collection series.

Amanda is a former elementary school teacher who now spends her days being mommy to her four young children and her nights furiously writing. Amanda and her family live in a small Idaho town where the number of cows outnumbers the number of people. 

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