Review: Have Yourself a Christiansen Christmas by Susan May Warren

If you are a fan of Susan May Warren’s Christiansen Family series, I highly recommend this story! It is a great chance to catch up with every single member of the family (and their significant others and children). If you haven’t read the series, please do that first, before reading this. Otherwise, you might find yourself in character overload, among other things.

The Christiansen family deals with a lot as Christmas approaches. These things range from health problems to job decisions to some relationship strife. The author did a good job of showing the need for communication and how important a supportive family is. I also appreciated the way she wove the faith thread into the story. By pointing to the truth that God not only sent us a savior, but that God walks with us through everything, the author was able to point the characters back to the right focus and help them in overwhelming situations.

Even though there were tough issues, this was a beautifully uplifting book, full of hope. It captured the connection between family members that I loved in the series. I highly recommend it. I am so glad that my husband purchased this book as a Christmas present for me.

(5 stars)


Please…come home for Christmas…

It’s Christmas in the winter wonderland town of Deep Haven, and the Christiansen kids are all heading home for the holidays. But no one feels very merry.
Grace is worried about her husband’s life-changing illness…
Eden is facing devastating news…
Casper is in over his head (of course!)…
Amelia is dodging a walk down the aisle…
Owen…well, Owen just nearly died, again…
But it’s Darek who has news that just might destroy the family legacy.
The trip home for all is filled with secrets, memories and old dreams. But when they discover the real reason they’ve been asked home for the holidays, it will shake their world. It’ll take a disaster for them to discover that home is the place for answers, hope and most of all…miracles.

This year, spend Christmas with your favorite small town family.



Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award-winning novelist of over sixty-five novels. An eight-time Christy award finalist, a three-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.

A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: The Story Equation.

She is also the founder of, and Novel.Academy, a school for aspiring novelists.

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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