Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The Paper Bag Christmas- review and GIVEAWAY (closed)
This Giveaway is now CLOSED! Congratulations to Jennifer of My Life With 4 Kids and to Sandra!
I would like to tell you all about a beautiful Christmas story I read today- The Paper Bag Christmas.
It is a wonderful story about the true meaning of Christmas. Kevin Alan Milne writes wonderfully and brought the characters to life for me. The story made me smile and it definitely made me cry. I loved it.
Please go and get a copy of this book for yourself- I would say this is a book pretty much anyone could read and enjoy.
Here is a quick overview of the book that I took from the Hachette Book Group website:
"Dr. Christopher Ringle is the last person you'd expect to find moonlighting as Santa Claus at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving. But it is there that he meets a young man named Molar Alan, who desperately needs a new perspective on the underlying value of Christmas. Dr. Ringle recruits Mo and his older brother as volunteers at a nearby children's hospital for the holiday season. At the hospital, Mo is tasked to help bring holiday cheer to the young cancer patients on the fifth floor. His biggest challenge is befriending a decidedly angry girl who is so embarrassed by her scarred appearance that she hides her face behind the safety of a paper bag. Almost in spite of himself, Mo finds that Christmas joy emanates from a source far greater than the North Pole, while the young girl learns that she is more beautiful than she had ever imagined."
You can read an excerpt of the book HERE.
If you would like to win a copy of this wonderful book just leave me a comment here telling me what you love (or hate) about Christmas. This giveaway is open to everyone and I will choose a random winner on November 1st, 2008.
Posted by Tara Robertson at 8:49 PM