Thursday, December 7, 2017

Review: Christmas, Present by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Christmas, Present
by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Publisher: Harper
Pages: 144
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  A fourteenth wedding anniversary is nothing to sneeze at, Elliott Banner knows, but it's not exactly a landmark year—like fifteen, or twenty, when he plans to take his wife, Laura, to Paris. But when a headache on the drive home from their anniversary date—two days before Christmas—turns out to be more than a migraine, he wishes he had celebrated every year as though it were their last.

In this poignant, touching, uplifting story, a woman calmly gathers her family around her during the Christmas holiday to celebrate their lives together—both past and future—and to truly count their blessings.

A family history unfolds in a single night in this deeply affecting story that speaks volumes about love, trust, and letting go—a perfect holiday read that underscores the true meaning of the season.

Kritters Thoughts:  What a heartbreaking little book.  It could be described as a novella, but I read it in physical form so it felt like the perfect little book to read.

Elliott and Laura have been married for 14 years and have made quite the life for themselves and out on a date night near Christmas to celebrate an anniversary the tides change and they are suddenly wishing for more years.  

Because this book is short and sweet, I am going to keep the description as short and sweet as what is on the back of the book.  I will warn and say this book was great to read during the holidays because of its short nature, I could easily curl up with it one afternoon and in two hours read it from cover to cover, but I will warn this one will require some tissues.  The story is so sweet and heartbreaking all at the same time that you want to envelope this family in a warm hug and wish for better days for them.

I loved this sweet little book and I would love to read more this holiday season that are short and sweet and are perfect little pieces of fiction amongst the crazy holiday season.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

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