Christmas at Whispering Creek by Barbara M. Britton ~ Book Review

December 6, 2022



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


Christmas at Whispering Creek 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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What a great story to start our December! I absolutely enjoyed it. It is a great story full of hope, love and second chances. The main characters Sam and Cole were perfect for each other. The author definitely writes characters that are relatable. I felt for Sam. I wanted to wrap my hands around her and give her a big ole hug. But man she was a spunky little thing and did not back away from anything despite her circumstances. Yes, she had her moments of doubt but don't we all? Her growth throughout the story was a good one. 

Cole definitely needed Sam in his life and I am so glad. He also had great growth throughout the story that I enjoyed. I really enjoyed how he appreciated Sam in a way that no other man had. He didn't see the cancer but just her. 

Overall I thought it was a good story. The romance moved a little fast but I didn't mind. This was my first book by this author but I hope there are more stories coming from Whispering Creek as I would love to know more about Sam's friend. I think she also has a story that needs to be told! 

If you are looking for a Christmas story to start out your season then make sure you grab this one!

My Rating: 4 Stars/Really Liked it

I received a copy of this book through Just Read. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.


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.

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  1. Thank you for being part of my blog tour Kelly-Ann. Thank you for the kind words about "Christmas at Whispering Creek."

  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Christmas at Whispering Creek, I love the cover and synopsis and I am looking forward to reading this story myself

    1. I appreciate you participating in the tour, Bea. Thank you for joining us and for your kind comments.

  3. Lovely review! I thought it might be hard read but your review doesn't make it sound that way, which is good!

    1. Hi Cindy. I do touch on Samantha being a breast cancer survivor, but I tried to infuse some humor and lighter scenes into the story, so it wouldn't depress readers. After all, it's a Christmas novel. I do share my journey with breast cancer at the end of the book. Thanks for joining us here.

  4. Great review! Glad to hear you liked it.

  5. Congratulations on your release of Christmas at Whispering Creek, Barbara, I enjoyed following the tour and learning about your book, which sounds like a wonderful holiday read for me and I love the cover! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was a success!

    Thanks, Sassy Bookish Mama, for sharing your thoughts!

    Have a magical holiday season!