I thought this book was good. I had a hard time putting it down. It is about how a girl and her Grandmother help each other through a difficult Christmas for both of them! I really enjoyed the Grandmother's story.
During the approach to the holiday season, I enjoy reading books with a holiday theme. This one is so terrific, I read it twice. Something that I rarely, if ever, do.
It started with an old photograph......
I really enjoyed this book, I have always had a close relationship with my Grandmother, and I enjoyed practically reading our story, this is a must read if you had/have a close relationship with your Grandmother, or even if you wish you did. Great Book...and an easy read.
A small book that I was able to read quickly. The story takes place during Christmas. A young girl is to ill to travel with her family on vacation during the hoilday and must stay with her recently widowed grandmother.To help her not be so discouraged about being left behind,grandmother tells her a story of when she was young and missed christmas with her family.
This is a classic story of Christmas. It involves, love, romance, mystery, and what is the most important aspect of Christmas-Jesus. It started with an old photograph of Marissa's grandmother. But the officer who was embracing her with such passion didn't look like her grandfather. As the questions begin, an extraordinary story unfolds of love and loss and caring, of separation and reunion. Marissa and her grandmother discover that the most precious gift of Christmas is that of the present. And the season of giving is not limited to once a year.
Marissa's grandmother tells her a story about her past that shocks Marissa. No one else knows this whole story and she is asked not to tell. Marissa spends Christmas with her newly widowed grandmother, while their family goes to Hawaii. Her grandma stays with Marissa because she has hepatitis.
This is a wonderful Christmas book about the love an English village gives 311 scattered European orphans and how they all found new homes in America.
Lovely gift book along with an uplifting story.