A broken promise. An open door. A young woman’s determination to keep her family together.

The Christmas Cactus by Christy Martenson

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The Christmas Cactus is the perfect cozy Christmas story for anyone who enjoys sweet romances, charming characters, and plucky heroines who are know to wield frying pans on occasion to protect their family.

Natasha Metzler, author

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The Christmas Cactus by Christy Martenson
Martenson did an outstanding job of bringing each character to life according to their age and kept their reliance on God true and authentic. In fact, the entire story is filled with gems of truth without preaching and is fun, heart-wrenching, and satisfying.

Carmen Peone, award-winning author

The Christmas Cactus is a warm, delightful story that takes place in the late 1800's. After being abandoned, Katie Jo and her siblings find themselves homeless on the frontier. A kind farmer offers to help them which changes the trajectory of their lives.

This is the perfect cozy Christmas story for anyone who enjoys sweet romances, charming characters, and plucky heroines who are know to wield frying pans on occasion to protect their family.

Natasha Metzler, author

The plot twist surprised me! I couldn't put the book down, wanting to find out the ending.
Christy created characters so likeable in Katie Jo and Jamie that I wish I knew them in real life.

The Christmas Cactus is one of the sweetest stories I have ever read. Mrs. Martenson has created a story reminiscent of Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, and Little House on the Prairie. In short, I loved it.

Ruth Anne, age 13

As I edited The Christmas Cactus, I found the simplicity, depth, and wholesomeness of the story to be very refreshing.

The Christmas Cactus depicts entertaining real-life family scenes, shares sincere heart-searching conversations with the Lord, and gives you a taste of farm life in Washington Territory in the 1870s.


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