Friday, October 30, 2015

A Most Touching Christmas Story!

"An Endless Christmas"
By Cynthia Ruchti

Synopsis: 

Katie is somewhat nervously preparing to spend Christmas with her boyfriend, Micah and his family, the Binders. Little does this young lady know of a real family celebration. Her background is so different. This gathering is one that ALL family members attend and enjoy together! Katie is shocked , upon arriving at the home, at Micah's gift to her and announcement- He wishes to marry her and presents her with a ring in the presence of every one of his family! To his dismay, Katie refuses! She has information from her family past, that she feels makes her a poor choice for a wife. 

The biggest surprise comes in the form of warmth and acceptance from this kind, close family. Although she declines the proprosal, she is still treated with respect and kindness throughout the holidays. Katie has never felt such understanding and love thus doesn't quite know how to handle this.   

My Feelings: 

This is a marvellous, heartwarming book to read at the Christmas season. The importance of family, acceptance and faithfulness is the running theme throughout the tale.  Unconditional love is evident in every action of the Binder family. 

The characters are realistically described, each with his or her own flaws or quirks. I lived IN this story as I read. I could easily identify with Katie as well as other characters. The reader is left with  the true meaning of Christmas within long after the book has been read. Each Binder family member becomes very real to you. Cynthia certainly has an exceptional talent of making you know her characters and feel their every hurt, joy, challenge and heartache.  

The plot moves quickly with just enough twists and turns to keep the reader fully engrossed. This book is a quick read, simply because you can not put it down until you have finished it. We are reminded how important it is to live in the moment and make the most of it. Through every event, there is a feeling of acceptance. love and forgiveness. 

Definitely a five star book!!  The true meaning of Christmas comes through loud and clear.

This book was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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