Recognizing Christmas Wonders is what makes the spirit of the Christmas season real.
While I was given a copy of the book Christmas Wonders by Robyn Butters from publisher Familius, all opinions are mine.
What do you do to help bring the spirit of the Christmas season?
For me, I like to read Christmas stories. I usually read one or two Christmas themed novels during the Christmas season along with a few children’s Christmas stories that I read aloud to my grandchildren. So, when Familius approached me to see if I would like to read their newest Christmas novel, Christmas Wonders by Robyn Butters, I jumped at the opportunity.
Losing your mother and grandfather, having a detached father, and moving to a new town are a lot for anyone, especially for ten year old Luke. Since his mother and grandfather passed away, Luke has largely been left to fend for himself; seeing his deceased only love in Luke’s eyes and demeanor is just too much for Luke’s father to cope with. Luckily for Luke, their new town quickly embraces this broken family and help Luke find his way.
As the Christmas season approaches, everyone is talking about their “Christmas Wonders.” With no memory of a Christmas celebration for himself, Luke finds his deceased mother’s nativity set. Touched by Mary s protecting embrace of the Baby Jesus, Luke experiences his first “Christmas Wonder.” His discovery is the catalyst for a search that leads to a soul-changing season for neighbors as Luke finds his connection to heavenly love.
Christmas Wonders weaves a story about the importance of tradition, unconditional love, and family connection. At just 136 pages, I liked how it didn’t take much time to read this holiday story. The story quickly draws you in to Luke and his character because of all the trials this little boy has experienced in such a young life. I especially liked how the small town rallied for this little boy and how Luke was able to unexpectantly add to their own Christmas celebration. I didn’t particularly care for the father’s character and I guess that was to be expected because he wasn’t a very nice man.
At first, I had a hard time grasping the concept of what the author was describing as a “Christmas Wonder.” But as the story unfolded, I could see how the notion of “Christmas Wonder” could be applied to anyone who strives to feel and hold on to the true meaning of Christmas in their life.
Christmas Wonders is Robyn Butter’s second Christmas book. She is a Goodreads author.
Are you looking for a way to add to the spirit of your Christmas season? I’d like to offer you a chance to get your own copy of Christmas Wonders by Robyn Butters. Simply leave a comment below sharing your favorite Christmas season tradition by midnight on Sunday, December 13th. A winner from all the comments submitted will be chosen using Real Number Generator and will be announced on Monday, December 14th – just in time for me to mail a copy of the book off so that it can be enjoyed this Christmas season.
Good luck to all who enter. Wishing you a Christmas season that is merry and bright, full of “Christmas Wonder.”