Not Until Christmas

You know how sometimes authors give away Christmas books to hook you into a series? Lutheran author Valerie Bodden was very successful through her book, Not Until Christmas. 🙂

I’ve intended to read Valerie Bodden for a while. She’s a USA Today bestselling author and WELS, but,  you know, mounds of books and all, but I can now heartily recommend her! I read several of her books in rapid succession over the holidays and she offers real quality.

Not Until Christmas Review

This was the first book I’ve read by this author and it’ll be the first of many. I think the most succinct way to summarize my reaction to this book is balance. There was balance and rapport. It drew me in and ended up being very satisfying.  

I appreciate that part of Austin’s heartbreak & brokenness is about a child, and I appreciated how the foster situation was portrayed. I mean, was it a bit Hallmarkish at times? Sure. But that’s just all the more appropriate because it’s a Christmas book! 

I really liked it. Valerie Bodden is sure to be one of my go to authors for Christian romance. Complexities without being too much. Hope without straying into dreamscape.



(Now, back to blogging . . . )

This series offers some great reading around Valentine’s Day! Each book is a complete stand alone with a happy ending and the series can be read in any order. [Swoon!]



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