Book Review: Forever Christmas

Forever ChristmasFrom Book Description:

“Andrew can’t remember the last time he spent Christmas away from work. the end of the year is crunch time for literary agents. But when your career is your life, your life starts to suffer…beginning with your marriage. When a heart-wrenching accident in a Christmas Eve snowstorm jars this high-powered agent from his obsession with success, a Christmas miracle will give him a second chance at love, life, and gratitude, but only if he can put aside his own ambition and learn to appreciate each moment.”

My Comments:

Forever Christmas is the typical, feel-good novella. The characters are charming and relatable, the writing is good, and the plot is just what you would expect, for the most part. And, of course, it pulls all your heart-strings so you keep turning the pages. I can easily see this book being turned into a Halmark Channel special. (I mean that in a good way!)

My favorite aspect of the book is how it reminds the reader what is truly important: people, not things. It is something that we all need to be reminded of, especially nowadays, in our materialistic, rat-race world. For so many people, Christmas is nothing more than giving the latest and greatest “thing” that happens to be on the market. There is no real understanding of the true meaning of Christmas.

There is one thing about the book I didn’t like. The ending. I didn’t like it AT ALL. I mean, I think I get why what happens happens. But, it pretty much blew the book for me because it just isn’t realistic. Yes, I believe in miracles, and I know God can do what He wants, but the ending just flat out rubbed me the wrong way.

Having said that, over all, Forever Christmas is a sweet, lovely book. If you are looking for a short, feel-good book to get you into the Christmas spirit, this book would make for a very good choice.

I give the novella three (3) stars.

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(Linked to Sunday Snippets)

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