Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Advent Stories Day 12: 13th Day of Christmas

Welcome to the Advent Story event I am having here on Eastern Sunset Reads this Christmas season.
Every family has their own personal Holiday traditions, and many of them include those advent calendars that have the little chocolates or toys behind each door as you count to Christmas Day. Well in my family we had a Advent Candle instead. Each night we would light the candle and as it burned that day away we would read a special Christmas story or poem. So I decided to bring that tradition to all of you.
Most of the books will be Children's books as I share this tradition with Munchkin for the first time, but I will also have some After Dark specials and maybe a few fiction, romance and young adult books too as time allows. I will also feature a favorite Christmas song each day. So please join me and share some of your favorite traditions, songs and stories this holiday season!

Synopsis: "Marva Fergusen has a very personal Christmas tradition that happens every December 26th. As an aging widow, the tradition means more to her now than it ever has.
Her newest neighbor, nine-year-old Charlee Alexander, loves Christmas too. But her family has fallen on hard times and things get worse when Charlee becomes critically ill.
Then, on December 12th, Charlee makes a wonderful Discovery. A mysterious note is delivered that promises twelve days of gifts and stories that will reveal the truth behind the beloved Christmas song "The 12 Days of Christmas." As the days go by, the gifts hint to a possible lost lyric. WAs there once a thirteeth day of Christmas? And if so, could it's magic change - or save - a life?
Filled with laughter, tenderness, and hope, The 13th Day of Christmas invites us to see how an old Christmas favorite can become a true Christmas miracle."

My Review: As with all of Jason's books this was an emotional roller coaster, one you can't get off and don't really want to either. I loved all the characters, they were all so vivid and well developed. That in combination with a beautifully written story I felt like I could almost look out the window and see the whole book playing out while I watched. A little warning, some tears will be shed. While this is written as a Christian fiction, it isn't so overwhelmingly in your face that it turns you off from the story. I definitely suggest reading this one for the holidays and remembering some of the less commercial joys of the season.        
My Rating: I loved it!! I can't give it any other rating than Four Paws and a Stump Wag!


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