Tugged at my heartstrings and made me cry!
So I'm a sucker for another sappy Christmas story. But wait, this one has some real tough decisions on the part of some of the characters involved. Or maybe that's just the way I see it, being married for many years and having almost grown kids. Jody, the daughter, disappears for seven years. In that span of time,Sonia Pettit, the mom, prays and wishes for her daughter to come back, trying desperately to stave off bitterness. Ben, the brother, and Rick, the father, take different paths, which I won't divulge in the interest of spoilers.
Love the lessons that Diorio shows. And lessons artfully intertwined in the story are what make or break a good book, besides the writing (good), and plot(believable). Forgiveness is a constant choice! We have to repeatedly choose to speak the truth in love. God Himself surprises us with the completeness of His forgiveness and grace. Thank you, MaryAnn Diorio for a well-done short story whose lessons will stay with me for a long time!
This book was provided to me by bookfun.org and pelicanbookgroup.com in exchange for an honest review.