Bentonsport – A Christmas Story {a book review}

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

Keep reading for a giveaway and how to enter.

Christmas and baking – two of my favorite topics for stories! Bentonsport – A Christmas Story by Lisa Schnedler fits that bill. Add to it that you get a time slip (I think that is what people are calling it now when the character slips into a different time period for a while) and this is an engaging, fun book.

When I picked up the story and began, I knew I would enjoy it for the topic but the writing is well done, making it an even better read than I expected! I found that it was difficult to put the story down because I wanted to know more about Thomas’ story, did he find what he was supposed to when he went forward in time? Did Sarah ever figure out what she wanted? Did Thomas figure out how to ask questions without giving away his history? Did he give away his history? Did Sarah discover the truth? How did the story turn out?!? I wanted to know and kept reading until I could find the answer to my next question.

I can happily recommend this book for some light enjoyment mixed in with baking, history, and well-developed characters. With the holidays right around the corner, this will be the perfect fit.

Book Summary:

Title: Bentonsport – A Christmas Story

Series: Bentonsport #1

Author: Lisa Schnedler

Publisher: Scrivenings Press

Release Date: September 27, 2022

Genre: Clean Romance/Christmas/Time Travel

What if you found the love of your life right in your hometown—in another century? Bentonsport—two different eras in one special town, two lonely persons, and one miraculous Christmas…

For Bentonsport Academy Headmaster Thomas Barton, Christmas emphasizes his loneliness. He has given up hope of discovering a woman to share his heart and life and plans to return to his hometown for the holidays. But when his friend’s preposterous prophecy comes true, he finds himself having traveled not by train, but through time, from 1869, to Bentonsport today! Now he must navigate a modern world for the two weeks before Christmas and discover what he was sent to find.

Baker Sarah Peterson has everything she wants in the small historic town of modern-day Bentonsport—everything but a man with whom to share her dreams and future. And, in a town of under fifty residents, where’s she going to encounter a soulmate? But when Thomas walks into her bakery, seemingly odd and out of place, but handsome and charming, she finds herself hoping something special might happen this Christmas.
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Bentonsport - A Christmas Story JustRead Giveaway


(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card & bookmarks.

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight October 10, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 17, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.



Lisa Schnedler

Lisa Schnedler writes cozy romances. She has lived in Bentonsport, Iowa, for more than 25 years, the setting of her latest series. A certified Christian Life Coach, Lisa has a Christian life planning ministry, Branch Living, to help Christians live out their God-given purposes. This ministry includes retreats, classes, a website, blog, and podcast. She is president of a health system in Wisconsin. She is a pastor’s wife, mother of three, and grandmother of six.

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Lori, At Home.

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15 thoughts on “Bentonsport – A Christmas Story {a book review}

  1. Rita Wray October 12, 2022 at 9:56 am Reply

    Sounds like a good book.

  2. Shelly Peterson October 12, 2022 at 11:20 am Reply

    Sounds like a wonderful read.

  3. @justreadtours October 12, 2022 at 12:24 pm Reply

    thanks for sharing your review, Lori!

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  5. Beatrice LaRocca October 13, 2022 at 9:49 am Reply

    I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, Bentonsport – A Christmas Story is a must read for me. Thank you for sharing the author’s bio and book details

    • 3gigglygirlsathome October 13, 2022 at 3:05 pm Reply

      You’re welcome, Beatrice. I hope you enjoy the book when you sit down to read. Thank you for taking time to comment.

  6. nyfoodhistorian October 14, 2022 at 7:10 pm Reply

    As a food Historian, I am very interested in any meals mentioned.

  7. Eva Millien October 15, 2022 at 5:41 pm Reply

    Bentonsport – A Christmas Story sounds like a holiday story that I want to read! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, At Home: where life happens, for sharing your review!

    Have a spectacular weekend!

  8. lindamoffitt02 October 15, 2022 at 10:16 pm Reply

    I Love Sweet Romance Reads. Especially Christmas Stories. Thank You For Sharing This Book & It’s Book Tour With Us.

  9. Jodi Hunter (@JodiHunter6) October 16, 2022 at 6:29 pm Reply

    Sounds like a great read.

  10. slehan October 16, 2022 at 8:48 pm Reply

    Sweet book for Fall reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

  11. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) November 20, 2022 at 8:31 pm Reply

    This does sound like a fun bit of read for the holidays.

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