Wednesday, December 4, 2013

WWRW: Advent Edition

Linking up with Jessica of Housewifespice for a special Advent/Christmas edition of WWRW.
Here are two of my favorites, sure to get re-read overall the years.

Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher is primarily the story of how 5 people all come to be staying in a house in northern Scotland in the days leading up to Christmas.  Having read many of her books, this one is a favorite.  The events and misadventures to bring all of the main characters together are interesting and believable but not so predictable that it does not hold your attention.  Her description of the landscapes of Scotland and Cornwall are amazing, and add so much to the metaphors about darkness and the return of light.

Star Bright by Fr. Andrew Greeley is a sweet story of a American (Roman) Catholic and a Russian (Orthodox) Catholic falling in love during a fall semester culminating with them celebrating Christmas in Chicago with his family.  Greeley does a wonderful job of showing two young people sharing their faith and talking about the different traditions important to them as they fall in love.

Please head over to Housewifespice for more Advent/Christmas WWRW


  1. I love stories of blending traditions, is the author really a priest?

    1. Yes, or rather was ~ he died this past May.

  2. I am always looking for edifying adult fiction. Have you read the Fr. Tim books by Jan Karon?