Silent Days, Holy Night

Reviewed by: Connor Salter, Professional Writing student at Taylor University, Upland, IN.

 


Introduction

Title: Silent Days, Holy Night

Author: Phyllis Clarke Nichols

Publisher: Gilead Publishing

Publication Date: October 2018

Format: Paperback

Length: 224 pages

OVERVIEW

Julia Russell’s heard plenty about who owns the secluded mansion outside her town. When she learns her father is the owner’s attorney and gets to meet the man, he turns out to be very kind. As she gets to know him better, it becomes clear he’s secretly the town’s biggest benefactor. As the holiday season arrives, she decides the thing he really needs for Christmas is for the town to give a little something back to him.

Even by Christian holiday fiction standards, there’s not much going on in this book. The plot’s primary conflict really doesn’t have enough risk to make it interesting and it gets resolved in a fairly predictable way. However, Nichols succeeds at creating sweet and encouraging interactions between the two main characters, which is likely the story’s real point. This isn’t great fiction, but readers seeking a simple and hopeful Christmas story will enjoy it.

 

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5 stars)

3 stars

Suggested Audience

Christians who like light-hearted Christian stories.

Christian Impact

The story will encourage readers with its descriptions of generosity, mercy, and the power to heal from old wounds.

 


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