Book Review: We Three Kings—A Romance Christmas Collection

This sweet novella collection inspired by the gifts of the wise men will definitely get you in the Christmas spirit.

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Crystal Caudill, Angela Ruth Strong, and Cara Putman team up for We Three Kings, a sweet Christmas novella collection that follows a family’s legacy.


Book Blurb

We Three Kings book cover

In this Christmas collection, Weise men still seek Jesus–and love

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.

“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?


My Thoughts

This sweet novella collection inspired by the gifts of the wise men will definitely get you in the Christmas spirit. Filled with humbling reminders of God’s love and sovereignty, the romances of the Weise/Wise family are sweet and heartwarming.

My favorite novella was Crystal Caudill’s Star of Wonder, which ties in with her Hidden Hearts of the Gilded Age series. I loved Aldrich and Cecilia’s relationship and determination to seek the Lord’s direction. But the other two novellas were good too. I love it when stories connect, and the Weise/Wise family legacy really adds to it. I think Strong’s was my second favorite, but Putman’s was interesting and filled with rich historical detail. I had never heard of the Monuments Men before. I love it when stories teach me new things!

Overall, We Three Kings is a delightful novella collection that historical romance fans and contemporary romance lovers will enjoy. And it makes the perfect read for quiet evenings or quick breaks between hectic holiday preparations.


This is an updated edition of a post originally published on Jennifer Purcell

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Jennifer Purcell is a Georgia native who loves to write about her faith and family. When she's not planted in front of her laptop or got her nose stuck in a book, she teaches children at an after school Bible club and at her church's Wednesday night youth program. You can check out her blog at