Monday, September 1, 2008

The Santa Letters by Stacy Gooch Anderson

I received this jewel from the publisher way back in April, so read this small book while waiting for Bob at the doctor's. The story is about a family that loses their dad from an auto accident and the mysterious stranger that leaves Christmas packages on the doorstep each day just before Christmas, along with a "Santa Letter.". As the wife has a lot of difficulty with grief, this surprise helps her and her children to learn the true meaning of Christmas. They come to anticpate each day's surprises, getting the day's chores done so as to be together to open each gift and read each letter. They become closer as a family, enjoy the gift of giving, which gets them out of feeling lonely and sorry for themselves. I was quite surprised at who "Santa" was, who kept delivering a "Santa Letter" that would teach the family about Christmas and true charity. Last Christmas, we started doing the 12 Days of Christmas to a family in our ward and we will be doing it this Christmas, by giving a family a 12 piece Nativity. It's a new tradition for us. This little treasure will be another classic in The Christmas Jars tradition. I learned the only way to peace and happiness is through Our Savior Jesus Christ and that family is the most important thing of all besides Our Savior and Our Heavenly Father.

Forever Friends Rating 5 Stars from Teri
Until next time, happy reading!!!!

Santa Letters by Stacy Anderson
ISBN-13: 9781599551456
Pub. Date: August 2008


Stacy G. Anderson said...

Thanks, Teri, for your warm thoughts and wonderful review.

You are a gem of a lady...


Jewel's Gems said...

I love this book too. It's definitely gonna be a classic:o)

Tristi Pinkston said...

Thanks for this review, Teri!

JoAnn Arnold said...

Liked the review. Liked the way you left me wondering who the Santa was. Now I think I'm going to have to read it and find out for myself

Susan said...

Hey Teri - I just found your blog via Mormon Bloggers (or something like that). Anyway, I just wanted to say hi and let you know how excited I am to find another LDS book blog. I love that your reviews are so conversational and positive. I'll definitely be back for more!

Framed said...

Great review. I really liked this book as well. Are book blog tours wonderful?