Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Merry Little Christmas by Anita Higman

New Orleans, Louisiana  This was a charming love story about a couple from two different worlds.  It's the early 1960's and Franny Martin still lives on the farm she grew up on in Oklahoma, but dreams of being a radio deejay in the city so she can be near the music she loves.  She's always been happy with her life on the farm and the warm memories of her parents, but she jumps at the chance to move when wealthy Charlie Landau offers her the asking price.  The only problem is he has no idea how to farm!

Franny agrees to teach Charlie about his new life before she heads to the city and they find they have a lot in common, including their love of music.  Will Franny give up her dreams now that she's found someone who interests her? Could they ever make it work when they come from such different backgrounds?

This was an enjoyable story about following your dreams and standing up for what's right. I haven't read a lot of books set during this time period and I liked learning more about what life was like then.  The attitudes about civil rights were interesting to see and I loved the focus on music, especially the classic Christmas songs.  Definitely a book worth checking out!


  1. Definitely an over-looked period of time. Great review!

    1. Thank you! It was nice to read about a time period you don't see that often in Christian fiction.