Saturday, December 13, 2008
If you're looking for an inspiring and heartwarming tale of the season, then look no further than The Santa Letters by Stacy Gooch-Anderson. You'll find my review of this book here. This book touched my heart so much, that I knew it must be included in this month's special features.
The Santa Letters finds Emma Jensen struggling to find hope after the unexpected death of her husband William. She is truly in the depths of despair and can't even pull it together for her children.
But the lives of the Jensen family are forever changed once the Santa letters arrive. And maybe, just maybe, this will help put the entire family on the path to healing.
I have never before been so moved as I was when reading The Santa Letters. And while this book is about finding the true meaning of Christmas, it didn't preach to the reader. It shared lessons that are important, but it did so in a way that allowed the reader to accept those words of wisdom without resentment.
A truly remarkable Christmas story, it could also be read by church groups and would make an excellent book club selection. Tales of the season don't get any better than The Santa Letters!