Disclosure: I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.
I’ve been doing some pretty dry reading for work and I wanted something that would be easy to read and leave me filled with warm fuzzies.
This was that book.
When her husband died suddenly, Joanne and her three children were left to try to move forward. With Christmas around the corner, she wasn’t really feeling like “doing it” that year. Random gifts start showing up on her doorstep from her “True Friends” and even though Joanne hated the gifts and all that they represented at first, she soon realized how important those gifts would be in putting her family back together.
Joanne writes in a way that makes you feel like you’re talking to her over a cup of coffee as she recounts her families first Christmas after her husband died. She is a very descriptive writer, which truly adds to the story, allowing you to picture her standing in the kitchen cooking dinner with her children or watching her daughter struggle to put ornaments on the tree without breaking them all.
You really start to cheer for her and her family as you see them slowly start to come back together and find some sense of normalcy after losing their husband/dad. It’s a great, light read with a happy ending and it’s sure to get you in a cheery mood with Christmas lurking around the corner.
I loved it.