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Friday Flashback Review: The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Christmas Box4 Stars

The Christmas Box is about a young couple and their young daughter who move in with an elderly widow to help her out with light chores in exchange for rooms. Mary, the widow, becomes an adopted grandmother to them all and feels compelled to pass on wisdom she has gained with her years.

This was a nice, easy read (I literally read it in about an hour). The lightness of the story, though, masks the underlying lesson about the first gift of Christmas and the preciousness of time.

I would recommend this to anyone, but especially busy parents who are maybe starting to lose sight of what really matters to their children.

Reviewed December 6, 2007

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  1. Sounds great. Merry Christmas to you!

  2. I re-read this every year, and I still tear up every time I read it. I'm such a sap.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jen! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  3. I just started reading him this year and I LOVE him. I read Promise Me which I gave 5 stars because it was amazing... and I also read The Gift and The Christmas List. I need to read this one.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. I will have to add this to my tbr pile



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