In this novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Noel Collection, love and faith help restore light and warmth long thought dimmed, proving that the true magic of Christmas lies in the people we care for most.
The enjoyable latest Christmas-themed outing from Evans (The Noel Collection) introduces readers to twins Richelle and Michelle Bach, who are nearly indistinguishable physically but whose personalities couldn't be more different. Despite a contentious relationship, the sisters, who are in their 30s, agree to spend Christmas with their father. Over the holiday, Richelle discovers her boyfriend in bed with Michelle, and their relationship further disintegrates. Then Michelle is killed in a hit-and-run, and any hopes of reconciliation die with her. Richelle pours her grief into her job caring for critically ill children in an intensive care unit, and also into a novelization of Michelle's life. One night during writers' group, Richelle meets Justin Ek, and their mutual attraction is instant. Justin, whose wife recently died, is dealing with his own grief. As the two find comfort in each other, Richelle fears she is once again being betrayed by someone she loves when she learns Justin knew Michelle. But Justin's deception might also be the key to Richelle finally overcoming her grief. Probing how anger and fear can skew perceptions and poison relationships, Evans's lovely tale packs an emotional punch.
Richard Paul Evans is perhaps my favorite writer and that’s saying a lot. Now, he’s my wife’s, my mother in law and about anyone else I’ve share his books with. His Christmas books are some of our favorites. Each year, we buy the hardback book and the the digital version to read at our own pace and the audio version to listen to as we drive on long trips. It’s our Christmas tradition and we look forward to it Waverly year. Than you for another special book and for connecting it to the greatest story of all each time… the story of God and his love for us. Thank you so much. Steven and Desi Taylor