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The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
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Dec 08, 2010

it was ok
Read from December 08 to 09, 2010

This is a very quick seasonal read, just over 100 pages long. The Christmas Box is a story that the author used to tell to his two daughters and is about the true meaning of Christmas.

A young couple and their 3 year old daughter move in with an elderly lady, they agree to clean and cook for her, in exchange they will get free lodgings in her huge mansion.

Richard, the husband, discovers a beautifully carved wooden box in the attic of the house which contains letters written in the early 1900s - he also starts having dreams featuring angels that quite disturb him.

Gradually Richard and Keri learn the truth about Mary's background, and as she grows sicker they begin to realise that the first Christmas gift is not material goods, but much closer to home.

Typically American, sweet as toffee and full of 'oh so wonderful' wholesome characters, this is easily read in an hour or so and will appeal to fans of Mitch Albom - personally, I found it just that little too sweet.
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