Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Dear Christmas Mothers Book Review & Giveaway!




I recently had a chance to read the book Dear Christmas Mothers by Connie Hultquist.  It is a sweet book by a dear mother of six and grandmother of ten who wrote a collection of seventeen letters on life and home during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.









Her book opens with "An Old Time Christmas" as she described her excitement for Christmas and preparing early in October to get each child something special,  even though they didn't have much money.

I am sure that so many of us can relate to her--we want to make the holidays special but sometimes the budget is tight.



But Connie doesn't just throw her hands up in the air and give up, she is determined to work hard and make a memorable and beautiful old fashioned Christmas for her family now matter what.  Not buying the biggest and grandest gifts, but by all the small special things that she does for them that most would take for granted. The things that we often overlook or sometimes we think might not matter, when really all along that is what memories are made of.

There were also a few stories about how to get through the tough times. Instead of complaining,  she stayed positive, focused on the Lord, and then put her hand to working hard to finish all the things that needed to get done. Her example in this alone would encourage many women out there!

I also liked how she shared about "old time families" who made due with very little. She also encourages mothers reading her book to do the same, to keep things simple, and to do what it takes to make the holidays special any way that they can.

There was one particular a story about how back in the old days people would have friends over and bring food, over along with their fiddles, roll up the carpet, and start dancing, making their own entertainment. It reminded me a bit of Little House on the Prairie when Paw would break out his fiddle and Maw and the rest of his family would excitedly join him and dance along.




Here is a quick peek of the Table of Contents for you:






Also, all throughout the book she also includes her old fashioned family recipes and a few to try at the end too.

I think that many mothers today, caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season, would really appreciate reading a book like this. It is a good reminder to slow down and remember what is important while at the same time being spurred on by perseverance and faith



A CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY

Now in the spirit of Christmas season, we are giving away one free copy of this book! All you need to do to enter to win is leave a comment.

That's it--easy peasy!



If you would like to read this book, you can find it HERE.



I hope you win!











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37 comments:

Unknown said...

I would love this book.

Tina Simicsak said...

It looks like a great book.

Kristal said...

This book looks like such a fun read! A great way to revive the old fashioned Christmas spirit in the home.

Sharon Frisch said...

This book sounds like something wonderful to read in today's consumer-driven Christmas season. Thank you for doing this giveaway!

Kay said...

This book would truly get me in the Christmas mood...hoping I win it and also that you & yours have a blessed Christmas!
Kay W.

Elizabeth said...

I would love to be entered to win this beautiful book...it looks like the perfect read for someone who loves all things old-fashioned and Christmas related. Thank you for sharing it with your readers...warm blessings to you!

Being Refined said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. I hope I win. If not, I hope my library has a copy.

Crystal Plummer said...

That book looks lovely. Would be a blessing to win.

Unknown said...

Reading is my favorite pastime, so this would be a good one I know. I enjoy your blog so much, always good information. I look forward to my emails to see your new posts.

Tina O. said...

I would really enjoy reading this book with my daughter this Christmas season. Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Darcy Carmichael said...

This looks like such a good book!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Heather Krueger said...

I have wanted to read this book for a long time.

jgos said...

This would be a good gift for my daughter in law, who is a stay at home mom of three precious ones, to give her encouragement and support she needs to "make much with little.

ladonnaj said...

Sounds so fascinating!!

Miha @Useful Things said...

I would like to read this book. Thank you for the give away!

Ashley said...

It sounds like an interesting book!

Shelley said...

I would love to gift this book to my daughter who just gave birth to their 5th baby. It looks like a wonderful book!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful encouragement this book will be for mothers!

Kathleen Burditt said...

I would love to read this book...I love Christmas and my family, making memories....

Laura Lane said...

We've had years of plenty, but most have been years of lack. God has helped us through them all. So much has depended on my attitude. God is faithful. Always.
Be blessed,
Laura Lane
Harvest Lane Cottage

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book. Thank You for this generous giveaway.
Marion

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book. Thank You for this generous giveaway.
Marion

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful book for Christmas. Thank You for the giveaway.
Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Thank You for a chance to win this beautiful book.
Joan

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks! Amy S.

Unknown said...

They sounds like a really good book! Sounds unique 😊

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great book. I would love to win. Jen

Anonymous said...

I love the idea behind the book and would love to win it! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Sherri Hoos said...

We younger mothers need to listen to the advise and wisdom of older, wiser Christian women. Their Godly advise and encouragement to the younger generations is much appreciated and needed!

Penney Douglas said...

I would really like to read this book. It sounds very inspirational! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Penney

Laurie Thornton said...

Thanks for this opportunity. It sounds like a delightful book.
Laurie T.

Sharon Daniels said...

This is a book that I would love to read.

Christa Burrows said...

What a wonderful read aloud this would make during the Christmas season!

Rosario gzz said...

I would like this book!!

Anonymous said...

I would appreciate this book and look forward to reading it if I win. Thank you for doing the giveaway.
Merry Christmas
slhsaltlife@gmail.com

Life's Journey said...

I would love to win this book, and share it with my girls :)

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