Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson

Title: The Christmas Blessing
Author: Melody Carlson
Pages: 167
Release Date: September 5, 2017
Genre: Christmas 
Publisher: Revell Books
Format: eBook (also available in hardcover)
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, through NetGalley. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.

About the book:

    When she receives the news in late 1944 that her baby’s father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant’s paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don’t know that she—or their grandson—exists. When Amelia discovers that the family is wealthy and influential, dare she disclose the truth of her relationship with their son? Or could the celebration of the arrival of another unexpected baby nearly two thousand years ago be the answer to her dilemma?

     Beloved author Melody Carlson pens a story of love, hardship, and reconciliation that will leave readers filled with Christmas joy.

My review:

     This is a delightful Christmas romance!

     I absolutely loved Amelia! She is a very sweet woman who is carrying a huge burden of heartache. She is beautifully presented and so well developed that many times I wished I could just wrap my arms around her and help to shoulder the load of pain she had.

     The development of the story is fantastic. This isn’t the light-hearted story that I was expecting based on the earlier Christmas books I’ve read by this author. It is filled with deep emotion. 
     I loved this amazing story. I am definitely giving it a rating of 5 stars and highly recommending it. Reading it is a wonderful way to spend a few hours.

Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

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