Christmas at Whispering Creek ~ a book review

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

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Christmas at Whispering Creek by Barbara M. Britton, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Life can sure throw some curve balls but what we do with them is what matters. Bitter or better is a phrase that often comes to mind and this book is all about “better.” How do you handle the rough parts and how do you come out of it?

Samantha was destined to be a teacher but a breast cancer diagnosis changed that. At 23, all her plans were derailed. She heads to the property that Ted, an old family friend, left her after his passing. She is determined to deal what she has to and get her life back on track. But God through Ted had other plans.

Cole is struggling to get himself back to wherever it is he is supposed to be after his song-writing partner and girlfriend left him for a rising country music star. His family’s electrical business is still there but does he really want to burden himself with all that past? Can he let go of the anger and uselessness that is holding on? Visiting Ted, not knowing he had passed away, brings Cole right into the midst of God’s plans for him.

From the get-go, this book drags you right in and doesn’t let you go. The story is one that so many of us can relate to, even if we haven’t experienced these exact situations the characters go through. We recognize ourselves in them and that really makes this story come alive. I read it in under a day because the storyline just wouldn’t let go. I felt it. I felt the emotion, the stirring, the angst, the worry, the heartache, the wonder. It is all there. You won’t regret the time spent with Christmas at Whispering Creek.

Book Information:

Title: Christmas at Whispering Creek

Author: Barbara M. Britton

Publisher: Pelican Book Group-White Rose

Release Date: November 30, 2022

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

All Samantha Williams wants is to use her teaching degree to instruct a classroom of second graders. With a breast cancer diagnosis at the age of twenty-three, and failed reconstruction surgery, Sam finds herself without a job and temporarily living with her parents. This isn’t the life Sam expected. When a family friend dies and leaves Sam a house and land in Whispering Creek, Tennessee, Sam must decide if leaving Wisconsin for Southern living is in her lesson plans.

Nashville native, Cole Donoven, left his family’s electrical business to write country music. When Cole’s song writing partner and girlfriend dumps him for a country music star, Cole abandons Nashville to hold up in Whispering Creek and compose one more song. The last thing Cole expects to find in the sleepy small town is a deceased friend, estate squabbles, and a Northern beauty. Will the chaos in Whispering Creek help create a bestselling song for Cole and possibly help him find a life-long collaborator?

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(1) winner will receive a Christmas at Whispering Creek book box filled with books and goodies!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight December 6, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on December 13, 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 only. International prize, ebook only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Barbara M. Britton

Barbara M. Britton lives in Southeast, Wisconsin. She writes Christian Fiction from Bible Times to modern day USA. Barbara has a nutrition degree from Baylor University but loves to dip healthy strawberries in chocolate.Connect with Barbara by visiting to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

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11 thoughts on “Christmas at Whispering Creek ~ a book review

  1. Barbara Britton December 10, 2022 at 9:20 am Reply

    Thank you for being part of my blog tour, Lori. I appreciate the encouraging and wonderful review. Merry Christmas!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome December 10, 2022 at 10:22 am Reply

      I thoroughly enjoyed your story. I am thankful I got to be a part of it and meet a new author that writes encouraging and wholesome books.

      • Barbara Britton December 10, 2022 at 3:48 pm

        I’m so glad you enjoyed the story. I feel blessed to write Christian Fiction and encourage readers through my stories. Thanks again and Merry Christmas.

  2. Shelly Peterson December 10, 2022 at 6:53 pm Reply

    I am excited to read this.

  3. Eva Millien December 11, 2022 at 11:41 am Reply

    Christmas at Whispering Creek sounds like a riveting read and I am looking forward to reading it! Thanks for sharing it with me!

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

    Have a magical holiday season!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome December 11, 2022 at 9:58 pm Reply

      I hope you enjoy the experience of Whispering Creek! Merry Christmas to you.

  4. Barbara Britton December 11, 2022 at 4:29 pm Reply

    Thanks for joining us, Shelly. I hope you enjoy the story. Cole’s backstory was even a shock to me. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  5. @justreadtours December 12, 2022 at 3:48 pm Reply

    thanks, Lori!

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  7. anetintime January 11, 2023 at 9:37 pm Reply

    ah, it is a Christmas hallmark movie in written form. I can just bet that this was a fun quick read. 🙂

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