The Christmas Fruit Bowl (Erika Mathews): During Christmas 1900, it seems nothing can redeem the holiday for Auntie Beth’s nine nieces and nephews—except perhaps a treasured heirloom that holds eternal lessons about the true Christmas fruit of the spirit.
Good Evening, my lovelies! Welcome to the second Pithy Perspective! I’m sorry it took so long, but the wait is now over. This book comes from a recently published Christmas treasury. I love it so much, I’m looking in to getting a physical copy for my collection. Im so excited! Lets get to it!
Readers be advised- some spoilers may be in the following review.
First of All:
That book was absolutely precious. When I think about Christmas, I can’t say I’ve ever thought about a fruit bowl. I can also say I’ve never thought about the fruits of the Spirit. The plot was amazing, and the characters were so enjoyable. I definitely can’t wait to review this for you.
Favorite character – Auntie Beth
Right away, when I asked myself this question, the answer almost came straight out of my mouth. Let’s be honest…those of us who have read it know that without Auntie Beth, this story would never have happened. The kids would have been miserable and Christmas would have been ruined. The fact that she (SPOILER) came up with stories and quests for each fruit that were specific to each child was just amazing. I love her creativity and determination.
My least favorite character:
I can honestly say, I didn’t have one. I didn’t really enjoy the kids whining, but they had a purpose to the story. The author didn’t go overboard with it which was appreciated. Otherwise, there might just have been a character that I would have preferred to be left out.
My absolute favorite scene–
I loved the chapter with Hans. It was a unique part of the story and it helped teach the child about responsibility and kindness. His story was about gentleness and I loved the way that the author wove it in to this scene
For the cons,
I can’t say there were any cons to this book. If I had to give one, sometimes the children didn’t sound like children. I have to remind myself that this book was sent in 1900, and it’s a time period where I haven’t learned the way of speaking yet. But it was definitely weird hearing children under ten speak better than most adults nowadays. (and slightly convicting too…)
Absolutely none! This book is precious and had nothing that caused me to be concerned or uncomfortable or uneasy.
All in All
I said it before and I will say it again. This book is precious. It makes me want to read the rest of the treasury. I’ve read it a couple times already so it passes the “Second Read Test ”. This review just won’t do it justice. You’ll have to read it for yourself! Love it!
Erika Mathews writes Christian living books, both fiction and non-fiction, that demonstrate the power of God in ordinary people, transforming daily life into His resting life. The author of the kingdom adventure fiction series Truth from Taerna, she’s passionate about encouraging others to intimately know Jesus. She enjoys playing with her children, editing, anything outdoors, being organized, autumn, apple crisp, and sunrises.
Connect with Erika: restinglife.com
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