First Line Friday {12.6.2019} Featuring Where Treetops Glisten by Goyer, Putman, & Sundin

I am over the river and through the woods excited about the posts I get to do this month! The book I am featuring today, Where Treetops Glisten, is without doubt one of the most enjoyable books I read this year. I’ll be reviewing it later this month, but it is so good that I also wanted to include it in a First Line Friday post!

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First Line Friday is a weekly linkup hosted at Hoarding Books. To participate, share the first line of a book of your choice, add the link to the linkup on the host’s page, and check out what others are reading and sharing!

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The First Line 

Since there are three interconnected short stories (plus a mini-prequel and epilogue) contained within Where Treetops Glisten, I’ll share the first line(s) of each story.

From “White Christmas” by Cara Putman:

Tackle your greatest fear? Professor Plante had smiled as he issued his challenge, as if the assignment was easy to achieve.

From “I’ll be Home for Christmas” by Sarah Sundin:

Grace Kessler poked harder at the typewriter keys, trying to drown out the song.

And finally, from “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Tricia Goyer:

Gray. The color of the sky outside the makeshift hospital.

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Where Treetops Glisten cover

About the Book

Title: Where Treetops Glisten

Author(s): Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, & Sarah Sundin

Publication Date: September 16, 2014

Genre: Christmas, Christian Historical Fiction (WW2), Clean Romance

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Three siblings forging new paths and finding love in three stories, filled with the wonder of Christmas

In White Christmas by Cara Putman, Abigail Turner is holding down the Home Front as a college student and a part-time employee at a one-of-a-kind candy shop. Loss of a beau to the war has Abigail skittish about romantic entanglements—until a hard-working young man with a serious problem needs her help.

Abigail’s brother Pete is a fighter pilot hero returned from the European Theatre in Sarah Sundin’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas, trying to recapture the hope and peace his time at war has eroded. But when he encounters a precocious little girl in need of Pete’s friendship, can he convince her widowed mother that he’s no longer the bully she once knew?

In Tricia Goyer’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meredith Turner, “Merry” to those who know her best, is using her skills as a combat nurse on the frontline in the Netherlands. Halfway around the world from home, Merry never expects to face her deepest betrayal head on, but that’s precisely what God has in mind to redeem her broken heart.

The Turner family believes in God’s providence during such a tumultuous time. Can they absorb the miracle of Christ’s birth and God’s plan for a future?

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Where Treetops Glisten is such a gem! I am so glad that I picked this up on impulse from the library. As I said before, I will post a full review soon, so I’m going to leave this post at that.

Are you reading any holiday books this month? What do you think of these opening lines?

Until the next chapter,


4 thoughts on “First Line Friday {12.6.2019} Featuring Where Treetops Glisten by Goyer, Putman, & Sundin

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  1. Happy Saturday!

    Yesterday on my blog I shared the first two lines from Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar. I’m currently starting The Dating Charade by Melissa Ferguson so I’ll share from there.

    “If one was going to dip one’s toes into the murky, pestilential waters of online dating, an escape plan was critical.”

    Hope you’re having a good weekend! 🙂🧡📖

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  2. Read Treetops last year! So good. By my favorite authors.

    I’m sharing the first line of Chapter 5 in Echoes Among The Stones by Jaime Jo Wright (since others also chose this book today) :
    It was a cavern of hollow memories that ricocheted off dark walls, repeating themselves over and over until Imogene wished to clap her hands over her ears and scream the remembrances into silence

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