By Melanie, Submitted on 2015-12-14
It's 1965 and 9-year-old Luke and his father have just moved to a new town. His mother died five years earlier. Luke's father is busy working as a cobbler so Luke has time to explore the town and meet the other shop owners in their area. He's not very familiar with Christmas since he and his father don't celebrate it. He learns about the town's tradition of Christmas Wonders and his questions lead up to the best Christmas Wonder of all!
This book is fantastic!! I felt sorry for Luke at first. His father sent him to his first day of school by himself, which seemed weird to me (and the principal). He's left by himself a lot since his father is busy working and trying to get past the grief of losing his wife. Luke is just a normal kid but he makes a huge impact on those around him. I felt such love for him as those things were pointed out. He starts a quest which leads to a tear-jerking discovery. There are some great side characters who start out teaching him and are amazed at what they end up learning from him.
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end! If you're looking for a book that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas, then this is one you will want to read. I'm excited to share it with my family and this will be a treasure for many years to come!
I received a copy of this book to review. My opinion is 100% my own.
By Cathy J, Submitted on 2015-12-02
This book was really a cute one! I loved it. The characters were really great. I felt so sorry for both Luke and his dad for the whole book. I loved the people who lived in the town and the whole town really. It felt as though it was a small town from quite a while ago.
I was touched by the sweet Christmas story. And the wonder of Luke discovering Christmas for the first time really. I thought that the whole story was great and the ending was fabulous. What a great Christmas story you can share with your whole family!
By Anonymous, Submitted on 2015-11-25
What an enchanting way to begin the Christmas season! "Christmas Wonders"
is a book to buy, and a story you'll want to share with others.
A strong beginning pulls you into characters you want to know, and who
grow through a charming ebb and flow of warmth and struggle. Interesting
twists and heart-felt insights keep you engaged. Thru the story one sees
how simple acts can become great things, and how the power of enduring love
can continue to shine many years after a gift of love is given.
Feel the warmth and meaning of Christmas! Read together as a family. Be
prepared to cry with joy. Be delighted by the surprise gift at the end.
Be sure to read, "Christmas Wonders"!
By Erika, Submitted on 2015-10-30
When a young boy, Luke, finds himself in a new town with new traditions, he learns how to discover and celebrate the "Christmas Wonders" in his life.
This book is a simple way to bring holiday spirit to December. It reminded me that the feeling of Christmas is a combination of little things (hot chocolate, scarves, family time, carols) and that Christmas wonders are all around. I'll be reading this every year with my family to kick off the holiday season!
By Shauna Wheelwright, Submitted on 2015-10-22
This book is so beautifully written!
I LOVE the feel of the small town and how the people work together--
But it didn't use to always be that way--and Luke didn't always celebrate Christmas--
Something changed and this story tells you what it was :)
Told from the eyes of an young boy this story will be one of your new Christmas favorites!
LOVED. LOVED. LOVED. IT!
Gather the wonder of Christmas into your heart with this delightful read.