Caleb’s Christmas Wish had me crying at times and feeling warm and wonderful at others. This beautiful story is about love blossoming out of devastating loss and it really tugged at my heartstrings.
There are three characters at the centre of this story. Four year-old Caleb has to learn to live without his parents after they are killed in a freak car accident. His godparents, Jake and Ally have to learn how to be parents to the heartbroken little boy while adjusting their lives and dealing with an unexpected and not entirely welcome attraction to each other. Caleb’s grandmother Cordelia, while not at the centre of the story, is a great secondary character. Her grief, her health issues and her feelings are all factors in driving the final outcome. In this story Debra Salonen has done a masterful job of drilling down into all the fears and doubts and hopes and dreams that make people act the way they do.
I was utterly absorbed in Caleb’s Christmas Wish. Plenty of tissues were needed. Plenty of thoughts were provoked, but there were also plenty of smiles and at the end there was a feeling of rightness. This story is up there with the very best Christmas stories I have ever read. I just loved it!
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3334 KB
- Print Length: 293 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Loner Llama Press (28 September 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M1LPI5P
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 13 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #553,786 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)