A lovely Christmas-time story in North Carolina
Christmas Angels: A Novel
By: Nancy Naigle
Rating: 5 of 5
For the last three years, I’ve enjoyed reading a Christmas novel by Nancy Naigle. All three have been set in various small towns in North Carolina. While I am not from that area, my mother grew up in the mountains outside of Asheville during the latter years of the Great Depression. It’s always a treat to get a peak at that area of the country.
In this story, Liz Westmoreland is a successful project manager. She has always dreamed of owning an Inn or Bed and Breakfast like the one that her grandparents ran for many years. Truth be told, Liz wanted their old inn, Angels Rest but it was sold years before.
When the opportunity arises to buy the old inn, sight unseen, she grabs it. Reality hits her square in the face too late when she finds it in total disrepair.
Luckily for her, a hometown man is also adept at working on fixing up houses and is more than happy to help her based on remembering her from her visits, many years ago, when she spent time with her grandparents.
The whole town gets behind her and she takes the project on. When something totally unexpected happens, she loses hope. Her new friends rally behind her and try to change her mind.
This book has a heart-warming story and, while not a Christian book, it has many Christian values, prayers and more. The relationship between Liz and her “handyman” moves at a slower pace than most novels but more in line with reality. There isn’t anything sexual about the book, which is refreshing.
I look forward to reading more books by Nancy Naigle in the future.
I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.
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