Next Christmas – April Kidwell

“It’s not like I’m lying to him. I do want to get married next Christmas…”

Next Christmas is a great novella about a girl’s daring plan. Ginny is determined to win Ben’s heart, as well as his hand, by next Christmas. So she comes up with a wild and tricky plan.

April Kidwell, the author, has written this delightful Christmas novella. It had me turning pages fast, as I wondered with Ginny’s friend Claire how disastrous the plan would end up! Poor Ben, I really felt for him. He is a lovely guy, and I kept wondering when he was going to speak up!

During Next Christmas, old little lies keep reappearing. I loved that about the book, as it shows that honesty really is best. Misunderstandings ruined several of Ginny and Ben’s moments, leading to heartache and anger. An innocent little sentence could take people away from you in a moment, as both Ginny and Ben find out. And how come we struggle with other people’s sins, whilst glossing over our own similar actions?

Next Christmas is a quick read, perfect for busy days. Allow me to share the blurb for this lovely little book:

Ginny Spencer believes she has found “the one.” He’s always been there for her–the best friend who advised, comforted, and helped her stay on the right path. Too bad she didn’t realize she loved him before he fell in love with someone else.

Ben Rutherford has loved Ginny since they met as kids. He’s been too afraid of stepping out of the friend zone to tell her. Now, it’s too late. She’s vibrant, determined, head-strong, and impulsive. So impulsive, she’s decided to meet and marry someone before next Christmas.

Can they surrender their heartaches and fears to the Lord in time to be honest with one another?

Next Christmas is available as an ebook. April Kidwell has written several other books. Here is her author bio:

“April Kidwell crafts small-town historical and contemporary romances rich in history and faith to strengthen the heart, and demonstrate God’s unfathomable love for each of us. When not writing, she’s on the lookout for the most romantic spots and best eateries in the Pacific Northwest. A native Oregonian—with roots traceable to pre-statehood—her happy place is at home on the high desert with family and a household full of pets.”

I received a free copy from April but was under no pressure or obligation to write a favourable review.

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