Book Review: The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson


Title:  The Christmas Blessing
Author: Melody Carlson
Publisher:  Revell
Release Date:  September 5, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction


Although Amelia would be on the train only until tomorrow morning, she unpacked a few things with the goal of making Jimmy and herself as comfortable as possible. To her delight, this cozy sleeping car felt just right for the two of them. Not only that, but as the train began to move, Jimmy relaxed and settled in. Almost as if he were glad they were finally on their way. Maybe he instinctively knew that life was about to get better for them. Perhaps he would enjoy meeting his paternal grandparents. At the moment the train pulled out of the station, anything seemed possible.

She's determined to give her baby a better life. 
Could a Christmas miracle make it possible?

Not long after she receives the news in 1944 that her baby's father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant's paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don't know that she--or their grandson--exists. 

When Amelia discovers the family is wealthy and influential, dare she disclose the truth of her relationship with their son? Or could the celebration of the arrival of another unexpected baby nearly two thousand years ago be the answer to her dilemma?



I don't know about you, but Christmas stories are one of my favorites, especially beginning the Fall to the Winter season. And author Melody Carlson writes some of the sweetest ones that just warms your heart, and many times in unexpected ways. Her latest one, The Christmas Blessing truly gave me all the warm cozies. It's set during WWII and under the premise of finding hope amidst lost. 

It's a short novella, though I have to say, I really like the hardcover printed versions to hold and turn the page as the story progress. Imagine reading it in a cool day under a blanket throw and sipping some hot cocoa or tea. The setting sets itself, and the story gives you something to look into.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than two hundred books with combined sales of more than six million. She is the author of the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, Christmas at Harrington's, and The Christmas Cat.  She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice.  She and her husband live in central Oregon.  She is the winner of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series andFinding Alice. Melody and her husband live in Oregon.

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