Tuesday, October 8, 2013
A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom by June McCrary Jacobs
This is a good Christmas story. The reasons I gave it 5 STARS it touched me in so many ways. I cried some sad tears in the beginning, In part of the story I wanted to shout for joy. I even cried some happy tears. The characters to me were real.
The setting was a small community. That one brand new teacher made a difference and got the town to work together for one little girl and her very worried parents.
The drama starts right off and touches the heart strings from the first page. Amber learns one of her student Mary Noel was hit by a car. She will heal with broken bones but worst of all her puppy was with her and died. Mary Noel saw all the blood and injuries. She has closed down has not spoken since.
Before Amber can say anything to her students they all tell her about Mary Noel and her dog. Amber's class pull together for Mary Noel they make lots of cards for her hospital room and other things.
Just thinking about the story makes my eyes water again. It is so neat to see all the people pulling together to help where they can. They make a big difference by working together.
Paul works with Mary Noel's father. He helps keep the business going while Mr. Simmons stays at the hospital. They won't let Mary Noel leave until she opens emotionally.
Paul and Amber meet in the hospital and start working together and come up with a plan to help. As they are working they start to fall in love very vast.
This book is a clean read, It does feature church, prayer and Christmas eve midnight service. It all fits so well into the story.
I will look forward for more books from June McCrary Jacobs in the future. I really enjoyed her first novel.
I was given this ebook to read and asked in return to give honest review of it by NetGalley and Cedar Fort
publication: October 8th 2013 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media 144 pages ISBN 9781462113521
Description below taken off of NetGalley.
Tragedy brings heartache to the community of Apple Blossom. A car takes the life of 6-year-old Mary Noel Simmons’s best friend—her dog—and nearly destroys Mary Noel’s spirit as well. Now she lies at the hospital, traumatized and silent, while the medical bills are piling up with no way for her parents to pay them.
That is, until Mary Noel’s teacher, Amber Kellen, breaks out of her quiet, lonely life to help.
With the help of her new friend Paul, Amber sets out to solve the family’s financial problems by involving the entire community. And as the two friends work together, they discover that creating a Christmas miracle may also have some unexpected benefits. Filled with romance and kindness, this story of hope and faith will warm your hearts.