Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Snowman Maker by Barbara Briggs Ward

Over the years Ben and Ellie never had a problem communicating. So when Ben seems distant, Ellie's confused. Her instinct tells her it has something to do with the contents of an old cardboard box his father insisted Ben take before he passed away. With the children grown, Ben's evasiveness adds to Ellie wishing the holidays were over.
But it's Christmas-the season of hope and love rekindled-especially when going back to a wondrous place on a winter's night in the old sleigh decorated in pine boughs and silver bells-the very sleigh that carried a little boy and that cardboard box on a Christmas Eve journey so long ago.
From Goodreads.

This was okay. It is a feel good Christmas story. It is heart-warming and about the importance of family. My only problem was that the ending was too sweet for me, there were just too many extraordinary happy endings. I don't need bad endings but maybe some of the endings could have been normal instead of extraordinary, that would have felt better.

This book qualifies for:
2014 Full House Reading Challenge
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014
Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-A-Thon

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