The Christmas Promise

Title: The Christmas Promise –   Christmas Novella

Author: Sean D. Young

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (November 3, 2015)

Number of Pages: 251 pages

ASIN:  B01N7BDMTB (Ebook)

ISBN-10: 1619232057

ISBN-13: 978-1619232051

 

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Sean Young has always been an avid reader. This Gary, Indiana native joined her first book club at the age of seven. A lover of the happily ever after, Sean uses her vivid imagination to craft heartwarming and passionate family love stories that deal with forgiveness, promise, romance and redemption. A certified wedding planner by trade, Sean continues to help brides plan the wedding of their dreams.

 

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The greatest gift anyone can give is a love worth fighting for. The McClendon Holiday Series, Book 2 Blindsided… Jennifer McClendon’s world has been turned upside down-twice. First by her unfaithful boyfriend, then by the handsome software engineer she meets while vacationing on a sun-drenched tropical island. After a passionate night of lovemaking, he extracts a promise from her to keep in touch. But when her post-vacation emails and calls go unanswered, she resolves to pick up the pieces and get on with her life. Unexpected gifts… Simeon Baker meant to make good on his promise to reconnect with the sultry, quick-witted hairstylist. Two years after a tragic car accident landed him in the hospital for several months, he’s resigned himself to never hearing from her again. Until a chance encounter offers him a second opportunity to make this a Christmas to remember-for Jennifer, and the something extra she took home from that fateful trip. If she’ll trust him enough to say yes… Warning: Contains a practical woman (After all, why let a cheating ex spoil a perfectly good Caribbean vacation?) and a man who knows exactly where all her reset buttons are.

The Christmas Promise Book Review

“The Christmas Promise” written by Sean Young is an enjoyable read for the Christmas season. Sean Young really knows how to create an engaging Christmas romance story. This is another installment of the McClendon Family Series . The readers will be drawn into Simeon and Jen’s story and you really want things to work out for them. She launch just the right magnitude of delightful passion to her stories without going completely over the top. The story of Simeon and Jennifer was well-done of love that was lost and then surface again .The character of Jennifer McClendon story is set around the Christmas season, when everything should be joyful and easy-going. Being a single mother of twins, Jennifer has everything but being happy, an opportunity to meet up again with a past friend turns her life around. Well written story with define and complex characters. Sean Young makes sure that the characters in “The Christmas Promise” were well drawn in this simple to read. I also enjoy reading about the characters who make realistic mistakes, but who take the opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We can learn from these characters and learn to be patience, understanding and forgiveness. Miscommunication can really lead to heartache. As a consequence of create assumptions can be even worst. Communication is the key for relationship to stay blossoms. Although Simeon and Jennifer persevered. A beautiful conclusion to complete their wonderful romance story. As a reader, I love happy endings, but also a perseverance that makes sense. A marvelous Christmas narrative about the power of forgiveness, understanding and patience.

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Couple By Christmas

Title: Couple By Christmas –   Christmas Novella

Author: Pat Simmons

Publisher:  Pat Simmons; 2 edition (November 26, 2016)

Number of Pages: 114 pages

ASIN:  B01N7BDMTB (Ebook)

About The Author:    

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Pat is the multi-published author of more than thirty titles, and is a three-time recipient of Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. She has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country. As a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth, Pat is passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as an amazing, unforgettable, life-altering experience. God is the Author who advances the stories she writes. Currently, overseeing the media publicity for the annual RT Booklovers Conventions, Pat has a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Pat has converted her sofa-strapped, sports fanatic husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, GPS-guided chauffeur, and her administrative assistant who is constantly on probation. They have a son and a daughter.

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aaeaaqaaaaaaaaiqaaaajdblyzmzmzhhlthkyzgtngeyzi04n2jhlta3mjjizgq4ote3oqHolidays haven’t been the same for Derek Washington since his divorce. He and his ex-wife, Robyn, go out of their way to avoid each other. This Christmas may be different when he decides to gives his son, Tyler, the family he once had before they split. Derek’s going to need the Lord’s intervention to soften her heart to agree to some outings. God’s help doesn’t come in the way he expected, but it’s all good, because everything falls in place for them to be a couple by Christmas

Couple By Christmas Book Review

“Coupled By Christmas” is a beautiful story of love, faith and reconciliation. I always love reading books by this great author, Pat Simmons because she always let God guide the pen to created wonderful stories with well developed characters to minister to the readers through the story. Her stories is always inspirational with the purpose to make the narrative God-Centered. Even though “Coupled By Christmas” is a fiction book and also very entertaining still there’s everlastingly a message of The redeeming work of Christ. Pat Simmons acquire the tasks from the Holy Spirit by created a beautiful Christmas story about healing and reconciliation. I enjoyed the Characters of Derek and Robyn’s  Washington because even though they were divorced but they made the decisions to be co- parents to their son Tyler. Tyler Washington had made me laugh so hard. He loved both of his parents unconditional and smart for his age. Nothing get past him.  Derek and Robyn’s still was on their journey to let go of their past hurt and anger so they can allow God to do his wonder working power. Both Derek and Robyn’s mothers preach the words to them that they didn’t give their marriages a chance to last. They both were stubborn that they missed each others and still in love with each other. I found “Coupled By Christmas” is an uplifting Christmas story not only about romance but it was about the birth of baby Jesus Christ. This uplifting story is also about the sacred of Marriage. Derek mentioned that Marriages doesn’t have to fail if husbands and wives have God on their side. Both Robyn and Derek admitted that they walk away from their blessings of marriage but the devil is a liar. The devil tried to break up their marriage. Just like them, we as Christians must protect the blessings of our marriages ordained by God. God can restore the marriage if you allow God to restores your heart, mind and soul. Derek and Robyn were willing to make God the center for a testimony that marriages between a man and a woman to succeed. They were willing to let the void out of that dark celebration with a joyful celebration by getting remarried on the anniversary of their divorce. Robyn and Derek allows themselves to use the power of forgiveness and letting go of their past hurts. I believe that they actually shown growth not only in their faith in God but also in their marriages. Through their experiences, they were able to minister to other couples who are dealing with havoc in their marriages. If you are looking for a great Christmas story based on Scriptures, healing, restoration and the main focus about the birth of Jesus Christ.

The Vet’s Christmas Pet

Title: The Vet’s Christmas Pet –   Christmas Novella

Author: J L Campbell

Publisher:  The Writers’ Suite (November 9, 2015)

Number of Pages: 111 pages

ASIN: B016WM6CWO (Ebook)

About The Author:    

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J.L. Campbell is an award-winning, Jamaican author who writes romantic suspense, women’s fiction, new and young adult novels. She has written sixteen books, seven novellas and two short story collections.

Her novels include the Island Adventure Romance series, which currently has five exciting, stand-alone stories and features feisty women and determined men. Campbell’s mission is to write stories that entertain and educate readers. She is a certified editor, who also writes non-fiction.

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The last thing Toni wants for Christmas is more responsibility, but her daughter has other ideas. A near accident not only brings them a dog in need of a home, but puts Toni back in contact with Matthias Laing, a hot-shot footballer from her past, who she’d prefer to stay there. Matthias can’t believe his luck when a lost pooch puts his high-school crush back on his radar. Given an opportunity to grant a wish for Toni’s daughter, he can’t resist going into Santa mode. Christmas is about to be the merriest one in ages, until Toni discovers the deception surrounding Ridley, her daughter’s new pet. N.B. The Vet’s Christmas Pet is included in the Christmas Pets & Kisses Boxed Set. The cover has been updated.

The Vet’s Christmas Pet Book Review

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In case that you are looking for a great holiday story to read this Christmas Season in order that will make you say “Wow,” then “The Vet’s Christmas Pet” by J.L. Campbell is absolutely for you. Toni and her five year old daughter, Jade, is making every effort to put their life well-balanced after the trauma of a divorce when she stumbles on a stray dog, devotedly named Ridley.Toni is bothered that she may have hurt Ridley and she decide to take him to the vet with apprehension of finding its owner. Nevertheless Toni’s daughter, Jade, falls madly in love with the dog (Ridley). Here is a young puppy comes into their lives by accident and with the convenience of the local vet. To add fuel to fire , the Vet just happens to be an old  high school friend  who had a secret crush on her. Matthias has never forgotten Toni, the young girl from school, now meeting up again realized what he has been missing all these years and probably the main reason why he has never been married himself. Toni is really skeptical of entering into a romantic liaison. Toni felt that her marriage should lasted forever but needless to say it didn’t turn out that way. J L Campbell really created the characters which are adorable from the beginning, especially the Characters of Jade and Ridley, the puppy, who actually the main event. Jade could have come across as an adorable child but the fascination of the handwriting displays a lovely young girl who wears her heart on her sleeve.This novella was so adorable and very amusing to read. Readers will instantaneously fall in love with Ridley, the dog, and Jade and optimism for Matthias as he woos for Toni’s affections. This is a lovely seasonal novella that is marvelously written.

C Is For Christmas

Title: C is For Christmas –  Christian Living/ Christian Books & Bibles

Author: Warren Wendel Wiersbe   & David W. Wiersbie

Publisher: Baker Books (October 1, 2012)

Number of Pages: 210 pages

ASIN: B008FZ3URW (Ebook)

ISBN-10: 0801014891

ISBN-13: 978-0801014895

 

About The Authors:

David W. Wiersbe has been a pastor for over thirty years. He is the author of The Dynamics of Pastoral Care and Gone but Not Lost, as well as coauthor of four books with his father.

Warren W. Wiersbe is the author and editor of more than 160 books, including 50 People Every Christian Should Know, Looking Up When Life Gets You Down, and On Being a Servant of God.

 

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Throughout the centuries, so many traditions have woven themselves into the celebration of Christmas that it’s difficult to understand just what the season of Christ’s birth is all about. Now beloved writer Warren W. Wiersbe and his son, fellow pastor David W. Wiersbe give adults their very own A to Z Christmas primer, cutting through the wrapping paper and pretty bows to expose and explain the backgrounds and reasons for our various symbols and traditions. From angels and Bethlehem to yuletide and Zechariah, the information in this unique collection is sure to enlighten. Anyone who wants to have a deeper understanding of Christmas will love this insightful resource.

C is For Christmas  Book Review:

In consideration of the season of Advent which is just in a couple weeks.  I would like to share with you what I examine in the Advent Devotional for Adults “C Is For Christmas”. This Advent Devotional is a great tools that will empower the readers to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Both authors really provided a great complete information about Christmas that is related. Also rationalize the comprehension for all the symbols we see during this Advent season. While I was reading this devotional about Advent, I have discover a brilliant of a book that rationalize in clear details the whys and how’s some things happened to become some of our most appreciate Christmas traditions or decorations. The word “Christmas” is the representation of Christ’s Mass which was referred to a special worship service held annually on December 25th to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Yes Christmas is all about the baby Jesus Christ. The word arose in the course of the twelfth century and
the word appeared during the twelfth century and come into existence from the words Christes maesse. But there is one thing I gain the knowledge during the time I was reading about the word Christmas. Furthermore here’s what both authors, Warren W. Wiersbe and David W. Wiersbe have minister to me personally:

In order that the first syllable of Christmas comes from the word “Christ” is unquestionable. In the language of Greek the name Christ is Χρίστος (christos). Powerful symbol of that first letter looks like the English letter X. Without exception, vocation has its shorthand, and Christians in the church used the letter chi (X) to represent Christ in words that began with “Christ-“. In my personal opinion, some individuals believes that “Xmas” is an honorable abbreviation for Christmas. Nevertheless, taking Christ out of Christmas is an injustice to Christ because since Christmas is about the birth of Christ so Christmas shouldn’t be used as an abbreviation. During my reading of this Advent devotional, I am so  puzzle over and ask oneself, if people who are promoting Xmas really have the knowledge about the signification of the X. I am uncertain that it is not and it provides me a brand-new mindset in the purpose on how to react when I see Xmas. At this moment, instead of being provoked I will put into action by giving praise to Mary’s Baby, Jesus Christ the bright morning star.  At this moment I will communicate to God through prayers for my gratitude to God for sending His son for us. At this moment I will dwell upon on the gracious beginning of Jesus in our world remarkably abounding years ago.

It was also thought-provoking to get more knowledge about Bethlehem. I won’t go into details for this word but did you realize that Bethlehem define as the “house of bread”? The knowledgeable facts that Jesus is the Bread of Life, that we will never hunger when we have Him in our lives, it makes extensively sense. This is something I didn’t realized just as many individuals. It always great to learn something new.I pray that many individuals will do Advent devotions together with their families and friends starting this season of Advent. I have also make a decisions for my personal morning devotions in December during Advent will be the focus from “C is For Christmas.” I am looking forward to discover an advanced expression of the Christmas season this year. If you have the desire to learn more about the history, the personalities, and the significance of the birth of Jesus Christ, then I energetically advocate that you get the book “C is for Christmas” today and start reading it daily and often during Advent. I believe that you will enjoy the messages and experiences the growth in your faith simultaneously. Phenomenal book to learn more about the true meaning of Christmas.

The Night Before Christian

Title: The Night Before Christian – A Christmas Novella

Author: Joy Avery

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 12, 2015)

Number of Pages: 162 pages

ASIN: B019A67O3A

ISBN-10: 1522807977

ISBN-13: 978-1522807971

 

 

About The Author:

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By day, Joy Avery works as a customer service assistant. By night, the North Carolina native travels to imaginary worlds–creating characters whose romantic journeys invariably end happily ever after.

Since she was a young girl growing up in Garner, Joy knew she wanted to write. Stumbling onto romance novels, she discovered her passion for love stories; instantly, she knew these were the type stories she wanted to pen.

Real characters. Real journeys. Real good love is what you’ll find in a Joy Avery romance.

Joy is married with one child. When not writing, she enjoys reading, cake decorating, pretending to expertly play the piano, driving her husband insane, and playing with her two dogs.

Joy is a member of Romance Writers of America and Heart of Carolina Romance Writers.

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Sometimes…love is the only thing that can free you.

When Emory Chambers asked Santa for someone to warm her cold nights, she hadn’t expected him to actually deliver. But he does. The only problem… He delivers the wrong man. Her ex is the last person she expects to see stroll into her floral design shop. The second their eyes meet old feelings rush back, and their connection sparks as potent as ever. But she has to ignore the fact that she still loves him. Especially since he’s engaged to be married.

Christian St. Claire is a man lost. That’s until a floral consultation for his upcoming wedding brings him face-to-face with Emory–the only woman he’s ever truly loved. He refuses to allow himself to fall under her spell again. But despite how hard he’s trying, he can’t shake his feelings for the woman who shattered him. Reconnecting with Emory forces him to question himself. Can he vow his life to another when his heart still pounds for the one who got away?

The Night Before Christian – A Christmas Novella Book Review:

This is the first book “The Night Before Christian” that I have read by Joy AveryThis is a magnificent Inspiration Holiday Romance narrative. The only thing that Emory Chambers wanted for Christmas is a strong, romantic, and dependable man. The Characters of Christian and Emory had such a magnificent well-founded romance. In the storyline, two years ago family drama forced Emory to break up with Christian St. Claire, the only man she has ever loved. The way of life that form this break up and caused them go their separate ways were forced to resolve once they saw each other again. Emory have to take care of her mother ‘Ms. Anne’ and  her sister ‘Jordyn’ but now was time for Emory to let someone take care of her. At the moment Christian is standing right in front of Emory Chambers ordering flowers for his upcoming wedding to Yasmin. “The Night Before Christian” is an awesome Christmas romance story to read. Emory and Christian were once lovers who realized that they have unfinished matters with people who are controlling the situation that is keeping them apart. We all can relate just like Emory and Christian, that it is difficult to get over first loves. Alongside everything launched at you from several directions, sometimes you have to ask, is it worth all the trouble? I have to be honest that the conclusion of this narrative surprised me in the direction that I wasn’t expecting and that what a great novel should be all about. I will definitely recommend this book for everyone that love reading a great Christmas Romance novel. Hopefully that Joy Avery will continue the story with more about the character of Jordyn and Chauncey. I am going to read more works by Joy Avery.

Tisha’s Warm Christmas

Title: Tisha’s Warm Christmas (The Underwoods of Napa Valley) – A Christmas Novella

Author: Janice L. Dennie

Publisher: Kente Publications (November 1, 2015)

Number of Pages: 37 pages

ASIN: B016FYHPRK

About The Author:

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Janice L. Dennie is an Amazon.com bestselling author of Romantic Fiction and World Literature. Her books include, The Underwoods of Napa Valley Series, and The Lion of Judah Series. She has another contemporary series coming in 2017.
Her love for writing romance novels have readers reaching for her books time and again as she delivers love stories featuring tall, dark, handsome heroes and feisty heroines as they tumble breathlessly in love among the pages of exciting stories.

Born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Northern California, Ms. Dennie graduated from California State University, before starting a career with a Federal Agency. She enjoys watching football with her husband, Gregory, traveling, and visiting her family.
Ms. Dennie is introducing a line of historical romance novels. Please visit her historical website at http://www.JaniceDennieHistoricals.com.

Ms. Dennie regularly posts the release of new books on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JaniceDennieAuthor/ and Twitter: https://twitter.com/jdennieauthor. She’d love to hear from you, and will reply to emails sent to her at janice@janicedennie.com.

To read more about Janice, visit her website at:
http://www.janicedennie.com.

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Tisha Underwood doesn’t want to spend another lonely Christmas in bad weather. She longs for a significant other to keep her warm during the holidays. But Tisha finds it difficult to allow herself to trust again after her unfaithful boyfriend betrays her, so she decides to take a break from dating altogether until she meets the right man. When Henrietta Underwood invites her to spend Christmas in Napa, California, Tisha welcomes the chance to spend the holidays in a warmer climate. While staying at her great aunt’s home, Tisha finds herself spending time with Trevor Howard, from the Poppy Hill restaurant next door.Handsome, hardworking Trevor Howard is working toward owning his own restaurant. One thing he can’t stand is a lying woman. He’s waiting to meet what he calls the real deal—an honest woman who has his back. Trevor stops in his tracks when he sees Tisha walk into the restaurant as smooth as a feline. He looks her over and likes what he sees—an attractive, shapely woman with a creamy complexion, black satin eyes and long black hair braided down her back. Entering into Trevor’s world has the most remarkable effect on Tisha. After getting to know him, her vow to take a break from dating begins to thaw. Will her painful past prevent her from recognizing the right man when he’s staring her right in her face? Will Trevor end his search for the real deal?

Tisha’s Warm Christmas – A Christmas Novella Book Review:

This is the first book “Tisa’s Warm Christmas” by Janice L. Dennie. I was looking for some great Christmas Books to read and I noticed this one. I decided to start reading it at the beginning, I immediately love the story already. Janice L. Dennie created a wonderful short Christmas Novella with the scenery at The Underwood Family Estates at Napa valley. Tisha Underwood and her father travels to Napa Valley, California to spend the Christmas Holiday with Tisha’s Aunt. While she was at Napa Valley, she met Trevor Howard through her cousin Brianna. Tisha wanted to take a break from dating after her ex boyfriend cheating on her. Tisha wants somebody who is loyal, faithful and honest. Trevor was pleased that Tisha shares the same values just like him. He knew that Tisha was the one for him. Even though the story was only 37 pages but the story was filled of hope, inspiration love and the best part is celebrating the Holiday with family. I love the Characters of Tisha Underwood and Trevor Underwood. The chemistry between them are so unique. Tisha lives in Dallas while Trevor live in California and now they are willing to see each other as a couple. The best part of this book is that the storyline is clean and no profanity or erotica scene whatsoever. If you love a great Holiday Romance that is Rated PG then this is the book for you. Now I am going to read Tisha’s Christmas Wedding. I am going to read more works by this author.

The Gift

Title: The Gift –  Christmas Christian Novella

Author: Vanessa Miller

Publisher: Praise Unlimited (December 12, 2015)

Number of Pages: 58 pages

ASIN: B019BIXM6K (EBook)

 

About The Author:    

   

Vanessa Miller is a best-selling author, playwright, and motivational speaker. She started writing as a child, spending countless hours either reading or writing poetry, short stories, stage plays and novels. Vanessa’s creative endeavors took on new meaning in1994 when she became a Christian. Since then, her writing has been centered on themes of redemption, often focusing on characters facing multi-dimensional struggles.

Vanessa’s novels have received rave reviews, with several appearing on Essence Magazine’s Bestseller’s List. Miller’s work has receiving numerous awards, including “Best Christian Fiction Mahogany Award” and the “Red Rose Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction.” Miller graduated from Capital University with a degree in Organizational Communication. She is an ordained minister in her church, explaining, “God has called me to minister to readers and to help them rediscover their place with the Lord.”

She is currently working on a For Your Love trilogy for Kimani Romance. Books in the For Your Love series are: Her Good Thing, Better For Us and The Best of All. She is working on a historical set in the Gospel Era for Abingdon Press. First book in Gospel Series, How Sweet the Sound releases in 2014, and a My Soul to Keep series for Whitaker House.

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 A Christmas Novella

The gift Theresa Manning wanted couldn’t fit under a Christmas tree. She desperately wanted a true family, with a faithful husband who would be daddy to all of her children. But she’d struck out three times in the baby-daddy department. And now that her career was on the rocks as well, the only One Theresa could turn to was God. She prayed for God to turn her life around, just as he had done for her friend, Trinity Thomas on Christmas Eve. Tony Black had made mistakes in his life, he’d never tried to hide that fact. But every since he fell in love with Theresa, he vowed to be a better man. The fact that she didn’t trust him and had called off their wedding because of unsubstantiated rumors was not going to stop him from being with his family and showing them the true spirit of Christmas. Along the way, this holiday season, Theresa and Tony just may received the greatest gift of all.

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“The Gift” written by Vanessa Miller is a wonderful Inspirational Christmas Novella. I always enjoyed reading Vanessa Miller’s Books. This is the third Christmas Novella that I read by this anointed author. The Novella starts off with Theresa Manning and her singing group The Four T’s. Theresa, Tara, Trinity and Tina were good friends with a great singing careers until their personal obstacles caused them to be dropped by their recording labels. They have made negligently decisions and unscrupulous behaviors often.  Theresa also was about to marry  Football player Tony Black until it was a rumor reported on TMZ, that he had an affair with another woman. Tara had a problem with drugs and she was dealing with a painful past in her childhood. This is an awesome inspirational Christian Christmas novella that will ministers to the readers about the true gifts about Christmas. I love the way about the Character of Tony Black when he wanted to talk to the Children about The Gift. At first Theresa didn’t want him to do it because of her pride but he proceed to tell them. Tony mentioned to them that  Christmas wasn’t about gifts under the tree but it is the ultimate gift, Sweet baby Jesus. We as Christians can relate with the Characters in “The Gift.” Many Individuals believes that Christmas isn’t Christmas if they don’t get the exact gifts they requested. However, there is so much more to the day of Christmas. The baby Mary was pregnant with indeed the greatest gift that we have ever received. Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, the only gift that Christ wants us to give Him is our hearts and to live to serve Him. All we have to do to accept the gift of Jesus is to allow Him in our hearts. That’s the best gift that we can ever received. This storyline shows us about suffering, loss, forgiveness, love and transformation. I love the fact that Tony wanted to stay in his kids life and took responsibility for his wrongdoings. If you are looking for a great Christmas Novella with a Christian Foundation then I recommend you to read this book.