Saturday, October 28, 2023

We Three Kings: A Romance Christmas Collection by: Chrystal Caudill, Cara Putman & Angela Ruth Strong from Kregel Publishing [Review & Giveaway]

ISBN-13: 9780825447914
Paperback $17.99 $13.49

About the book: Journey with three Weise men in these three Christmas novellas from best-selling authors! 

Best-selling romance authors Caudill, Putman, and Strong follow three generations of the Weise family in this third collection of Christmas novellas from Kregel that will prove just as popular as the previous award-winning volumes.

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"Star of Wonder" by Crystal Caudill

The Christmas-themed maiden voyage of his family's grand steamer ship was supposed to be Aldrich Weise's chance both to instill investor confidence and to romance Celestia Isaacs. Instead, he must foil a criminal and leave his lady love behind forever.

"Beauty Bright" by Cara Putman

Lieutenant Charles Weise served as a Monuments Man after World War II and now works to restore stolen art to rightful owners. Captain Lillian Thorsen pairs up with him not only to return treasures but also to fix the war-torn lives around them.

"Perfect Light" by Angela Ruth Strong

Essential oils mogul Brendon Wise is drawn to Lacey Foster, the event planner for his huge Christmas lights festival. But when he inadvertently makes a spectacle of her on television, Lacey wants nothing to do with him. Will a chance to give gifts to those in need at Christmas be the key to discovering common ground--and maybe love? Secret word: Star

My thoughts: A Christmas novella collection is always a win for me at holiday time. The stories are short, engaging, uplifting, and usually a bit of Christmas sparkle in the mix. In "We Three Kings" there are three generations of the Weise family populating the pages of these stories.

The first story titled "The Star of Wonder" by Crystal Caudill has a holiday inaugural ship voyage in the late 1880s. The ship is owned by the Weise family and the young couple about whom this story revolves are Aldrich Weise and the young lady Celeste. A bit of mystery and danger is mixed up in the fun of the voyage. A bit of "can this romance come to be" is also stirred into the action. An interesting look at the times and people.

In author Cara Putman's story, "Beauty Bright" the Weise family is portrayed during WWII. The story line is similar to "Monuments Men" in that specialists in the Army are trying to find and process back to their respective owners the thousands of art pieces - paintings, sculptures, etc. pilfered by the Nazis during WWII. A bit of romance is nicely sprinkled amidst the pages of this interesting story.

Lastly, author Angela Ruth Strong, writes "Perfect Light" and brings the Weise family into the modern world of today. This is a story about a single lady who is pregnant with her first child. An essential oils CEO finds this intriguing lady interesting and she is a successful promoter of the essential oils his company sells. A sweet, Christmas time romance.

Each author of these three novellas has a different voice and yet the stories of this extended "Weise" or "Wise" extended family through the years mesh beautifully. 

Begins October 28
Ends November 18 @ 12:01 a.m. ET
Open to USA addresses only.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given. Winner's prize is provided and mailed directly to the winner by publisher or publicist. Chat With Vera is not responsible for lost or misdirected prizes.


  1. I like Noah and His Big Boat and Kregel's Christmas Treasury of Illustrated Bible Stories

  2. I like I Spy Christmas and We Three Kings.

  3. I shared my cake with my sister and my neighbor.

  4. I am helping ladies make the Christmas Boxes that are sent to children in need.

  5. I helped clean the church kitchen without being asked or was it my job, they just needed help. I helped serve lunch at the church.


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