Sunday, November 30, 2014

Review: The 13th Gift A True Story of a Christmas Miracle By: Joanne Huist Smith

Review: The 13th Gift  A True Story of a Christmas Miracle        By: Joanne Huist Smith          4.5/5

Lift Your Spirits and Your Soul

A memoir of a recent widow and her family who receive mysterious gifts during the holiday season. The gifts are small but come in their own form of The Twelve Days of Christmas beginning with on the first day one poinsettia. This story is reminiscent of The Christmas Jars, yet it is a true account, and just as inspirational.

Ms. Smith gives an honest account of the pain of her loss and how the cheerfulness of the holidays infringed upon the grief that she was experiencing. With the little gifts, slowly her brokenhearted family was able to come together - pass the anger, the tears, and onto the other side to find the spirit within.
This is a great book, a great lesson in life, living, and hope - it also is one that makes the reader inspired to take action, to step outside of themselves, give of themselves to those that truly need it.

I received this book from Blogging for Books.