Christmas Countdown – #5

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Ahhh! We are SO close to Christmas! I am so excited, but I cannot believe it’s almost here.  Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read during this holiday season, which was inspired by Kourtni Reads‘ Christmas countdown!  Usually, it’s  posted on a Sunday, but I was sick earlier this week and didn’t get a chance to post Week 5’s countdown…so here it is…on a Thursday!

This week’s book is The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans.

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“Whatever the reason, I find that with each passing Christmas the story of the christmas box is told less and needed more. So I record it now for all future generations to accept or dismiss, as seems them good. As for me, I believe. And it is, after all, my story.” So begins “The Christmas Box”, the touching story of a widow and the young family who moves in with her. Together they discover the first gift of Christmas and learn what Christmas is really all about. “The Christmas Box” is a Christmas story unlike any other.

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The Christmas Box is one of those sweet, heartwarming Christmas stories.  It may make you cry, but it’s such an enjoyable book.  It’s quite short, so it could easily be read in an afternoon.  Or, if you’re busy preparing for the holidays, this is a great book to read because even if you can only read a couple pages each day, you’ll still finish the book quickly!  I actually just discovered The Christmas Box is book 1 in a trilogy, so I hope to read the rest of the series probably next Christmas, but maybe this year…we’ll see!

 

Have any of you read this book? Let me know what you thought!


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