Red Kettle Christmas | Ruth Logan Herne


Today I am reviewing Red Kettle Christmas by Ruth Logan Herne – one of the stories found in Love Finds You in the City.

Here is a brief synopsis:

It’s 1946, and police officer Mike Wolzak has inherited his family’s home . . . and the custody of his younger sister, who is in trouble with a problem he doesn’t know how to fix.

While on patrol during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mike makes the acquaintance of a lovely Salvation Army bell ringer, Karen O’Leary, who is struggling to support herself and her young daughter.

As their paths cross during the festive holiday season in Manhattan, Karen teaches the tough World War II veteran how to support and love his family. In the process, he just might gain a new one.


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I really enjoyed reading this story; it reads just like real life . . . it’s messy, complicated, sad (at times) – but there’s always hope. My life has been messy, complicated and sad. Most of the time, I had lots of hope – that things would work out, life would get better, and love would come.

For Mike and Mary Lynn, there’s love…

For Mike and Karen, there’s hope…

Ruth Logan Herne does a wonderful job, creating a story well worth reading – about the Salvation Army and a particular bell ringer. It was interesting to learn why people volunteer and how important it is to everyone involved.

Aha! Now I’ve got you hooked! I could add more, but that should be enough to nudge you to read this wonderful heart-warming tale. You’re gonna love it.

Due to time constraints, I won’t be reading or reviewing the second story in the book – yet. But hopefully I will get to it soon. Since it’s about Mike’s grandson, I’m intrigued with it… so watch for another review sometime early next year.

Happy Reading!!!

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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

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3 thoughts on “Red Kettle Christmas | Ruth Logan Herne

  1. Trixi December 21, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    I think I’ve read where Ruth herself is a bell ringer for the Salvation Army 🙂 So I can see where she’d be able to write this from experience! Thanks for the review on a delight sounding book 🙂

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    • DJ Mynatt December 22, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      Yes, she is… isn’t that wonderful!


  2. Marilyn December 22, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Thanks for the review on another great book by Ruth Logan Herne! I love how Ruth writes from her personal experiences. Blessings.

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