Welcome to the Book Review blog of the LDS Forever Friends Email Group. This is where you'll book reviews of every book we read. Orson F. Whitney said, "We will yet have Miltons and Shakespeares of our own. God's ammunition is not exhausted. His brightest spirits are held in reserve for the latter times. In God's name and by his help we will build up a literature whose top shall touch heaven, though its foundations may now be low in earth."
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 Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781599551456 Pub. Date: August 2008