Christmas, Present

Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard
Publisher: Harper
Genre: Holiday Fiction
Source: Harper Collins

 

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.

Ope’s Opinion:  Although this book was on the sad side, it reminded me to enjoy each moment.  It made me stop and think about how precious my family is – especially at a time when we are all so busy. 

Since this book was so short, some of it felt rushed and the ending came a little too fast.

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