Christmas Belles of Georgia is another book from the “Romancing America” series, and contains four stories centered around four identical quadruplets separated at birth who receive letters informing them they are heirs to sprawling Georgia plantation in Monticello Georgia. Holly Davenport never knew she was adopted, feeling hurt by her parents she heads to Georgia for some answers. Upon arriving in Monticello she is struck with appendicitis and is forced to stay there for the next six weeks, staying with handsome Dr. Grayson Brockman leading to a “Christmas in Dixie” (by Jeanie Smith Cash).
In “Nick’s Christmas Carol” by Rose Allen McCauley, Carol Peterson is an adopted only child who has always longed for a large close-knit family. When she learns of her four sisters she rushes to the lawyer’s office to learn more but he refuses to disclose any more information until her twenty-fifth birthday four months away. She meets Nick Powers a man from her past who lives in town and helps pass the time while she waits.
In “Starry Night” by Jeri Odell, Starr Evens grew up in Southern California and when she receives lawyer Camden Brockman’s letter she believes it is a scam. Camden arrives to convince her otherwise and there is an immediate mutual attraction. Having never been told she was adopted by her now dead parents she feels betrayed.
Noel Brady has always known two things: she was adopted and has loved Stetson Laramie her father’s ranch foreman. He obviously loves her as well but something is holding him back. If he reveals his past to her will she continue “Loving Stetson” (by Debra Ullrick)?
I loved this book! I liked the concept and loved learning about each one of the sisters, with each story I wanted to read as much about each one. They are each unique even though they look exactly the same.
Something I thought was interesting was the way each of the sisters reacted to the news. It was different for each one: hurt, shock, denial, and acceptance. I do not know if this was intentional but it made me think of the way different people respond to Christ, they can deny his existence or accept him as their Lord and Savior.
Coming to terms with your past is a major theme in this book. Each one of the sisters has to deal with the information after they receive the letter; each has difficulty with a different part of it, and come to terms with it in their own way.
On the whole this is a wonderful book about adoption. While each one of the stories does not begin at Christmas the book concludes on the girl’s twenty fifth birthday Christmas day. I give it five out of five stars.
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Soli Deo Gloria!