“The Christmas Blessing” by Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson has written a Christmas novel set during WWII.  “The Christmas Blessing” is truly that.  This novel is a very sweet and endearing story set to touch the heart of everyone who reads it.

Amelia Richards receives news that her fiancé has been shot down in the Pacific theatre.  He doesn’t know about the baby and now never will.  Amelia is down to her last penny and decides that she needs to see James’ parents, tell them about their engagement and the birth of their grandson.  She wants to live near them so that Jimmy will have family near.  She doesn’t count on becoming deathly ill, or Jimmy being ill.  She decides to leave Jimmy with James’ parents until she can get well and come get him.  She doesn’t count on the parents’ wanting to adopt the baby and pay her off.  The story just gets sadder and sadder, but then, just when the reader least expects it, the ending pops up and we feel good again.  This is one of those feel-good stories that may bring your holidays a little boost.

I received a complimentary print copy from Revell for reading and review.

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