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Review of the Hope of Christmas by Jodie Wolfe, Terri Wangard, and Linda Shenton Matchett

Posted by [email protected] on December 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM


About the Book


Title: The Hope of Christmas
Author: Jodie Wolfe, Terri Wangard, Linda Shenton Matchett
Genre: Historical Christmas
Release Date: November 24, 2017

Picking a Bride for Paul
When Teddy Love’s neighbor and best friend breaks his leg, she pitches in to do whatever she can to help him on his farm. But when he enlists her aid in finding a wife, she comes to realize she has feelings for him.

Paul Baker follows his heart mother’s wishes by looking for a bride from the East who is refined and gentile, two qualities Teddy isn’t. When his potential bride arrives, he finds himself comparing her to Teddy. How can he go back and change things before he makes the biggest mistake of his life?

Typhoon Prompting

A destroyer escort is among the smallest of warships, but the USS Tabberer has the heart of a giant. A typhoon threatens the US Fleet in the Pacific during World War II, days before Christmas. The men of the Tabberer stand tall as they rush to the aid of their fellow sailors. For Seaman Jerry Collier, the typhoon prompts a greater awareness of what he wants in life. First, though, they have to survive.



A Dr. in the House

Emma O’Sullivan is one of the first female doctors to enlist after President Franklin Roosevelt signs the order allowing women in the Army and Navy medical corps. Within weeks, Emma is assigned to England to set up a convalescent hospital, and she leaves behind everything that is familiar. When the handsome widower of the requisitioned property claims she’s incompetent and tries to get her transferred, she must prove to her superiors she’s more than capable. But she’s soon drawn to the good-looking, grieving owner. Will she have to choose between her job and her heart?

Archibald “Archie” Heron is the last survivor of the Heron dynasty, his two older brothers having been lost at Dunkirk and Trondheim and his parents in the Blitz. After his wife is killed in a bombing raid while visiting Brighton, he begins to feel like a modern-day Job. To add insult to injury, the British government requisitions his country estate, Heron Hall, for the U.S. Army to use as a hospital. The last straw is when the hospital administrator turns out to be a fiery, ginger-haired American woman. She’s got to go. Or does she?
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My Review

Picking a Bride for Paul is a wonderful heartfelt story of a lonely man who decides to send for a mail order bride. The main characters of Paul and his best friend, Teddy are well developed and I connected with them right away. Teddy is a very caring and rather quirky character who is independent, but values her friendship with Paul. Paul was an independent person but because of an injury is forced to let Teddy care for him. There is a lot of tension in the story which makes the storyline very interesting and moves it along nicely. It’s a story of friendships, love, trust in God and the realization of what is truly in your heart. Enjoyed it very much.

 

Typhoon Prompting is an exciting suspenseful story of great courage, bravery, and self-sacrifice. Jerry, the main character is a strong presence, but has a whimsical sense of humor and calmness in the midst of calamity. I love how the author uses the letters from the love of his life in order to show his character. The story kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. Thoroughly enjoyed it.


A Dr in the House was a very exciting and wonderful love story set in war time in England. I loved the historical aspect of the story and the author’s descriptions of the mansion made me feel like I was right there with the characters. Archie, the owner of the mansion was a strong, but very opinionated character, and at first, I didn’t like him very much. Emma, I liked immediately and felt compassion for her plight as a female doctor in wartime. It was a very interesting and well written tale and had plenty of tension to drive the story along. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it.


About the Authors



Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She’s been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests and is a member of ACFW. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at www.jodiewolfe.com.



Terri Wangard grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the Lombardi Glory Years. Her first Girl Scout badge was the Writer. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library science, she lives in Wisconsin. Classic Boating Magazine, a family business since 1984, keeps her busy as an associate editor.




Linda Shenton Matchett is a journalist, blogger, author, and history geek. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry, Linda has lived in historical places most of her life-from Edison, New Jersey (named for the famed inventor of the light bulb) and Washington, DC to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (reputed to be the oldest summer resort in America). She volunteers at the Wright Museum of WWII and as a trustee for her local public library.

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4 Comments

Reply Linda Shenton Matchett
1:51 PM on December 10, 2017 
Thanks for being part of our tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed the stories!
Reply Emma
3:19 AM on December 11, 2017 
These sound like fun stories!
Reply Jodie Wolfe
9:58 AM on December 12, 2017 
Thank you for your sweet review. I'm blessed by your thoughts on my story. :)
Reply Melissa
7:19 PM on December 20, 2017 
The cover art is so enchanting and I hope the book is just as much.