Friday, December 10, 2021

Snowdrop Cookie Wishes by Laura Strickland


Wishes can come true in Snowdrop Cookie Wishes by Laura Strickland. 

Snowdrop Cookie Wishes is a beautifully written story, filled with hope. Lisse is selfless, thoughtful, and caring, and her act of kindness is just what her neighbors need to bring joy to a town hit hard by disease. It’s a 5-star historical novella perfect for a quiet winter afternoon or evening.

About the book

It's been a difficult year in Lissi Johansen's sixteenth-century Danish village. As Christmas approaches, she longs for holidays past when her parents visited their neighbors, distributing cookies and good wishes to all. She hopes to bake a single batch of her mama's Snowdrop Cookies and tuck a gift of magic wishes inside. But she will need help to make the miracle come true.

Miller Ole Andersen is barely hanging on after the loss of his wife and child to the plague. When Lissi begs him for a measure of flour, he's won over by her warmth and generous spirit. He never suspects the events that follow will teach him about the limitless capacity of the heart, or that wishes given away can sometimes be the most magical of all.

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Peek between the pages

He leaned against the edge of the table. “It is good to bring some light into our lives now, at the darkest time.”

He did not mean the winter. She nodded. “As I say, I will not be able to make as many cookies as Mama and Papa did, not enough for everyone in the village. But I am hoping, one perhaps for each household. I hope that may spread some joy. I suppose it is foolish, after all.”

“No, Mistress Johansen, it is not.” He smiled, and his grave face momentarily shone. “You bake your magic in there. It is what we need.”

“Thank you. Thank you for helping me. I will make sure your Hanne gets a cookie.”

He nodded and quickly turned for the door. Were those tears Lissi caught in his eyes?

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