As I write this review I am trying to keep my tears from flowing. This was such a timely book for me to read. It reached into my heart and helped old wounds heal . The author has done an amazing job of telling a story with such realism and compassion. The holidays are always very hard for me but this book really helped me see a little clearer . People struggle everyday from being a single parent, abusive and emotional abuse, homelessness , to just being lonely. After reading this touching book, I am thankful that the author wrote from her heart and left me with a message I won't forget.
Ellen is a single parent raising two children on her own. She struggles everyday trying to feed them and making sure they have a place to live. I really liked the children and loved how they were always reassuring their mom that things would get better. Ellen is hoping this year she can buy a few small things for her children to celebrate Christmas. She is devastated when she loses her job. All her hopes are gone and I could feel her despair. I liked thatcher author talked about Ellen going to a food pantry to get much needed items. It reminded me of how sometimes we have to remove our pride and let others help us.
The characters are beautifully written with unexpected people who come into Ellen's life. Throughout the book I kept reading "keep the faith." That is so hard to do when you feel like giving up. The book is a great lesson on believing , compassion and most of all faith. I loved every word, every character and every emotion this book portrays. I could certainly relate to Ellen , but there are a few other characters that certainly bring hope and love to the story. Thank you for writing a story that touched my heart and gave me a reason to have faith.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. The review is my own opinion and I was not compensated for it.