By Melody Carlson
You just know Christmas is around the corner when Melody Carlson's new Christmas book comes out. And one can be assured of a delightful story that tugs at the heartstrings.
Abby Wentworth is an angel, everyone who knows her agrees and she's the friend that keeps her friends together. But when Abby unexpectedly passes away her friends are sure nothing will ever be the same again. Without Abby who will they turn to when they need a sympathetic ear or shoulder to cry on or a boost of encouragement?
But Abby has last gift for her book club friends, one that she had just finished getting together for them. And this gift may be the needed incentive to inspire her friends and give them a reason to continue on for a little longer.
Fans of Melody's annual Christmas stories will be delighted with this newest addition. Tragedy could tear them apart or help them find life's greatest moments are still ahead. Everyone needs something different and somehow Abby knew just what they would need to get through the holidays without her.
Melody's books are ones that family and friends enjoy as a yearly Christmas staple as they leave the reader with a warm feeling at the end. These are Christmas stories that leave you in a proper Christmas mood - joyous with a hopeful spirit that looks forward to what comes ahead. No the characters don't have perfect lives but they have a contentment that is uplifting. This is a perfect afternoon read with a favorite cup of coffee, tea, cocoa, or cider and a few Christmas cookies to go with. Would be an excellent book club selection for November or December.
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Revell in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book:
Abby Wentworth is the glue that holds her book club together. So when she unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the rest of the women in the group are stunned, saddened, and sure that, without her, the group can't continue.
They gather "one last time" to open gifts Abby left behind, little knowing how it will change each of their lives--forever.