Two stories intertwined to bring the true meaning of Christmas alive in this holiday story. The first, a recently widowed Miarian, depressed and lost in her own anger of her husband being killed on the border by smugglers. The second, Isabella, a mexican citizen being smuggled into the US to find refuge for her unborn child.
See where we are heading with this one? Kathi Macias does not write drivel. Intense emotions, raw with hurt, can God work his redemptive powers? A novel that gets to the heart and generosity of Christmas. The looking beyond our own pain, and realizing that there are things that still need to be done in the world.
Don Alfredo, Isabella's grandfather was one of my favorite characters. A dutiful prayer warrior despite all he had lost in raids in his city. Awakened by God to pray for his grandaughter, he was so willing to follow the call of the Holy Spirit, though his weary bones longed for sleep. To be like Don Alfredo in our praying for others!
Not an easy, light hearted read as many of the Christmas stories I have read this season. A truly beautiful and emotional story that you will want to reread yearly.
I received a copy of this book from Kathi in exchange for an honest review, and I have been blessed.
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