“Christmas at Holly Hill” by Martha Rogers, book review
1898, October, Clay has returned home after 5 long years in prison. But he has learned his lesson and plans to stay on the straight and narrow. His parents welcome him with open arms, but many in the town are not happy to see him back.
Merry is now the school teacher but is still the prettiest girl in town, according the Clay. But as an ex-con he feels he does not deserve her.
Prairie Grove is just like any small town, lots of great folks willing to help each other, but a few who are always looking for the bad in others. Clay seems to collect those, especially since he is working for his father in the country store. But Clay wants to redeem himself in the eyes of the towns folk, Merry, his parents, and God.
“Christmas at Holly Hill” is a sweet story of forgiveness and moving forward. With the weather turning cold and preparations just beginning for the holiday season, this is the perfect book to settle down with in front of the fire.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the publisher, Charisma House. All opinions expressed are my own.