This is the perfect book to read anytime of the year. It has wonderful characters that you can relate to. I adored Vera and how she helped her neighbor out. Just when she thought she would be spending Christmas alone, God opens a door where new friendships develop. There is a very special relationship between Vera and the sweet little neighbor girl named Fiona. I think she stole the show in this story with her zest for life and how important it was that her mom have a quilt for Christmas.
We meet a few other characters that round out the story that brings joy to some that have been lonely and sad for a long time. The author illustrates the importance of reaching out to others and listening when they need someone to comfort them. It is a great story about giving and making new memories for Christmas.
I received a copy of this book from The Librarything Early Reader Program. The review is my own opinion.