The Heart of Christmas – A Mosaic Christmas Anthology III – Book Review

Posted October 6, 2021 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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The Heart of Christmas – A Mosaic Christmas Anthology III – Book Review

The Heart of Christmas

by The Mosaic Collection, Brenda S. Anderson, Sara Davison


Series: Mosaic Christmas Anthology #3
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Published by The Mosaic Collection
Publication Date October 6, 2021
Genres: Christian Fiction, Christmas
Written for: Adults
Pages: 456

Synopsis:

“At Christmas, we always…” And thus a tradition is born. The rituals stay the same, but if betrayal, illness, unfaithfulness, or tragedy strike, can cherished traditions survive?
When unexpected twists throw life out of kilter for the people in these stories, will beloved, time-honored customs lead them back to the heart of Christmas?
The Heart of Christmas: A Mosaic Christmas Anthology III
♥ Brenda S. Anderson - Broken Noel
The Christmas season had always been a time for joy for Thomas Nordberg and his family, but when his wife succumbs to cancer just before Thanksgiving, that joy is buried with her. In his grief, his relationship with his daughter splinters as well. A gift to another hurting child may be the only thing that restores joy in their lives.

♥ Eleanor Bertin
♥ Sara Davison
♥ Chautona Havig
♥ Stacy Monson
♥ Lisa Renée
♥ Lorna Seilstad

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


Also in this series: Hope is Born: A Mosaic Christmas Anthology, A Star Will Rise

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As it has the last two years, The Mosaic Collection is again releasing a Christmas anthology, The Heart of Christmas. This year some new authors complement the collection, along with some of my favorites.

Star Light by Sara Davison wowed me! Even though I knew I was in for a big surprise by the event causing Felicity’s grief, I was still stunned as it was revealed! Such a tender story of a woman opening her heart for healing and, more importantly, allowing the Lord to have preeminence in her life.

I loved that Felicity’s story contained a fictionalized account of the Christmas story as well – and the fun idea of setting out the nativity set in the twelve days before Christmas, reading a portion of the story each day before putting out another figurine.

Broken Noel by Brenda S. Anderson is a lovely story about Thomas, whose wife Lacy recently lost her battle with cancer, and the grief he experienced afterward. His struggle with anger towards the man he blamed for her death was palpable!

I loved the sensitive manner in which the author addressed these things and how she allowed Thomas’ heart to turn back to the Lord. His eight-year-old daughter was so precious!

If you enjoy Christmas stories with a strong emphasis on the real reason for celebrating the season, you won’t want to miss The Heart of Christmas collection.

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About Brenda S. Anderson

Brenda S. Anderson writes gritty and authentic, life-affirming fiction. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and is Past-President of the ACFW Minnesota chapter, MN-NICE, the 2016 ACFW Chapter of the Year. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, theater, roller coasters, and baseball (Go Twins!), and she loves watching movies with her family. She resides in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area with her husband of 30-plus years and one sassy cat.

About Sara Davison

Sara Davison is the author of the romantic suspense novel, The Watcher, the romantic suspense series, THE SEVEN TRILOGY, and the upcoming suspense series, THE NIGHT GUARDIANS SERIES. She has been a finalist for eight national writing awards, including Best New Canadian Christian author, a Carol Award, and two Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a Word and Cascade Award winner. Sara has a degree in English Literature from Queen’s University. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband Michael and their three children, all of whom she (literally) looks up to.

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