The Wish Book Christmas
The Wish Book Christmas by Lynn Austin is a delightful novella to read this Christmas season! This Christmas story can read as a stand-alone, but it follows the story If I Were You written in 2020. Since the first book is so wonderful, I recommend reading both.
We follow Audrey and Eve, their sons Bobby and Harry and various family members, friends and neighbors as they celebrate Christmas. The characters, old and young alike, grow in their views of giving and receiving, loving and forgiving, dependence and independence, and they finally grow in their expectations for themselves and others. I found myself cheering on the characters for the ways they expressed love and received love, especially because of the love they felt during the Christmas season. It’s a heartwarming story that makes the reader think about why we give gifts and how we can give gifts of service and time, besides tangible items.