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Book Review: A Night Devine by Dawn Kinzer

A Night Devine is part of the Melodies of Christmas Love box set* that contains stories from Lynette Bonner, JoAnn Durgin, Annette M. Irby, Chautona Havig, and Leslie Ann McDaniel.

After having had the pleasure of reading and reviewing Dawn Kinzer’s novel, By All Appearances, last year, I jumped at the chance to continue with the Tate family stories.

At the beginning of A Night Devine, Cameron Tate has begun walking her path to redemption. Still, she has a need for a relationship with God and a desire to find meaning for her life. Then, tragedy brings the opportunity to become involved with Trace Gardener’s efforts to help feed Seattle’s homeless.

Trace runs a church-based meal program as he keeps secret his own checkered past, one that involves Cameron’s family, though she doesn’t realize it. While Trace questions Cameron’s devotion to the mission, his attraction to her grows deeper.

I felt for Cameron as she struggled to become more than just a pretty face, to find her place and be taken seriously as a woman of compassion. I also felt for Trace as he fought against slipping back into the lifestyle that drove him to begin his mission in the first place, one he’d left behind.

In short, A Night Devine is a thoroughly enjoyable and captivating story, which provides the reader with a sweet romance and encourages practicing benevolence toward those less fortunate. It was a wonderful introduction to the rest of the collection, which I am preparing to read!

What is your all-time favorite Christmas story?

*This box set releases Tuesday, October 20, but can be preordered now.

As an author of heartwarming historical and contemporary romance, Sandra Ardoin engages readers with page-turning stories of love and faith. Rarely out of reach of a book, she's also an armchair sports enthusiast, country music listener, and seldom says no to eating out.


    • Jill Weatherholt

      Sorry to cut into this exchange, but I wasn’t seeing the comment box at the bottom.
      Thanks for the review, Sandra. Dawn’s story sounds wonderful. I love Christmas stories any time of the year. I’m sure the entire collection is terrific.

      • Sandra Ardoin

        Not a problem, Jill.

        Yes, I really enjoyed Dawn’s story and the fact that I could revisit the Tate family. This collection gives you a number of stories to wet your Christmas-reading whistle! I believe it’s only $.99 right now. 🙂

  • Dawn Kinzer

    Thanks so much for your lovely review, Sandra! It’s rewarding to hear that readers are enjoying more of the Tate family’s story, especially in regards to Camryn and her ongoing journey.

    • Sandra Ardoin

      Thank you for letting me read it in advance, Dawn! I’m sure it and the other stories in the collection will gain lots of great reviews!

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