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All I Have To Give

by Melody Carlson

      Anna is desperate to have a child, but after many miscarriages and fertility treatments she has still not conceived.  Now her husband Michael wants to turn the unused nursery into an office—and why does he keep working late?  To make matters worse, Anna thinks that there is something wrong with her, but she still hopes to make it a Christmas to remember.  But as things keep going wrong for herself and her family it is beginning to look as though it might be remembered for all the wrong reasons...

This is a heart-warming novella for Christmas, a story where the characters get to think over what makes the season special.  There is of course a Christian message in here, but for anybody who enjoys a good holiday read it is not so overt that those who do not normally read inspirational novels won’t enjoy it.  I personally love a feel-good book, and without spoiling the ending I can let you know that this is one—after all, it is for Christmas!  There is much to admire in the way in which the characters are sketched in quickly and their situations made apparent in just a few words on the first few pages.  Writers of tubby tomes take note.

The Book

Revell (Baker Publishing Group)
December 2008
0800718828 / 9780800718824
Inspirational Fiction
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NOTE: Holiday read: Christmas

The Reviewer

Rachel A Hyde
Reviewed 2009
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