The Christmas blessing

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, ECLA co-president and long time book discussion leader



Title: The Christmas blessing

Author: Melody Carlson

Publisher: Revell

Publication Date: 2017

Format: Hard cover

Length: 167 pages


The Christmas blessing is a sweet Christmas story, almost a novella at less than 170 pages. Set in the 1940’s, Amanda Richards finds herself in a very difficult situation, pregnant, unmarried and with her fiancee shot down and lost in the war. When little Jimmy arrives, her only course of action seems to be to turn to Jim’s parents though she has never met them and they do not even know that she and her tiny son exist. Will they accept her? Will they believe her? Through a strange set of circumstances, Amanda places Jimmy in her in-laws outdoor manger and watches as they discover him. When they eventually meet her, Jim’s father believes her rather unlikely story but his mother adamantly refuses to believe Amanda’s tale. But they love the baby and want to keep him for their own. They can give him such a good home and everything he will ever need. This young mother loves her son and is so torn yet wants to do the best for him. What should she do? How can God intervene for both mother and baby?

A lovely little Christmas story, perfect at the Advent season or any time of the year, especially for romantics of all ages.


Rating (1 to 5)


Suggested Audience

Christian fiction readers, particularly women and hose looking for a sweet Christmas story.

Christian Impact

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Christmas Blessing

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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