The Christmas Gift, a review by Tanya

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The Christmas Gift
by Rebecca Funke

322 pages
Published Oct 2021 by Taylored Publishing

3 gifts. 1 woman. A choice to be made.

Christmas rolls around faster than Rachel, a mid-30s mom of two, can say, “Put down the nerf gun, Noah!” It’s her fourth year as a single mom, and she seems to be failing at it. Rachel’s third-grade son, Noah, is starting to act out in school, and she has become strapped for cash and energy.

Still, she’s determined to give her kids the best Christmas ever. But even with the extra effort, she’s afraid she will sabotage the Christmas she’s trying to save.

Rachel is shocked, though, when she finds herself on the receiving end this Christmas. And it’s not just one gift that she gets, but three life-altering proposals leading her down unique paths. What will Rachel decide? How will these decisions impact her children?

Join Rachel as she explores what it means to be a mother, daughter, and partner during the holidays while trying to believe in her own dreams as much as her children believe in Santa and flying reindeer.

My Review:

7/21 of my 2021 Christmas Reading goals.

Thank you so much to the author for allowing me to read her book, The Christmas Gift.

I really enjoyed this story of a woman trying to find her way and balance as a mother, a woman and significant other, all while still grieving for her late husband.

Just one of these roles can be amazingly difficult at the best of times!  All at once, it definitely makes for a good story!

I could appreciate so much of what Rachel went through.  If you enjoy stories of characters with a growth arc, make sure to pick this one up!

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