Have a wonder-filled Christmas, people in Lukes new hometown greet one another as Christmas approaches. With no memory of a Christmas celebration, ten-year-old Luke feels excluded from the towns tradition, until he finds his deceased mothers nativity set. Touched by Marys protecting embrace of the Baby Jesus, Luke experiences his first Christmas Wonder. His discovery is the catalyst for a search that leads to a soul-changing season for neighbors as Luke finds his connection to heavenly love. Robyn Buttars, author of the best-selling and award winning novella Christmas Rose, weaves an unforgettable holiday story for the entire family.
This is such an engaging story. My heart ached for Luke with all the loss he had suffered in his short life, as well as the lack of interest shown to him by his father. I fell in love with the townspeople who took Luke under their wings and helped him to come out of his shell and find his own Christmas Wonders. This story is fairly short, but it packs a punch.
I love the idea of looking at your life to find your own Christmas Wonders. It's kind of hard to give more detail without giving important parts of the story away, but just know that this book is definitely worth the read.
About the Author:
Robyn Buttars is an award-winning author of books for children and adults. Her first novella, Christmas Rose, won first place in the League of Utah Writer's Contest and was a holiday bestseller. Her home is Lewiston, Utah, and she and her husband, Kent, are the parents of six children. She is a registered nurse and enjoys traveling, composing, and reading.
Title: Christmas Wonders
Author: Robyn Buttars
Published: October 2015
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.
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