The Carols of Christmas – A Guest Review by Hayley

Carols_of_Cristmas_title_imageMusic history buffs rejoice! Andrew Gant has gifted you with a true gem when it comes to the origination of many timeless Christmas masterpieces. The Carols of Christmas, published by Thomas Nelson in 2015, is a wealth of information, right down to the very last detail, on numerous of our favourite Christmas songs.

The amount of time and meticulous research that obviously went into this book is astounding. Mr. Gant is clearly passionate about the history of music, and in this case, Christmas carols. His enthusiasm and attention to every intricate detail is admirable, impressive, and will be appreciated by those who are like-minded.

Although this book deserves praise for the much effort that was evidently put into its writing, I personally did not even make it to the half-way point. The extreme details behind each carol, combined with numerous unexplained historical terms, and on top of that a very difficult to understand writing style simply proved to be too much, and honestly, I just couldn’t take any more!

In short, The Carols of Christmas will be an absolute joy for those who are interested in detailed and in-depth history lessons. For others, such as myself, this book will be just too tedious and confusing to even finish.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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