Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Journey to New Books - Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball

This story of real-life with a little fairy tale mixed in was a fun, quick read.  I found myself really feeling for Cora with all of her family issues.  She has such a heart for her Savior but struggles in so many areas because of her family background.  Cora has established herself as a hardworker at the company where she is employed and has a simple life for herself.  However, her life is about to take a little spin into another realm; a realm where God uses unique people to help give Cora a little push in a new direction.  The bit of fantasy intertwined with the reality of the story was an enjoyable touch and one I didn't find difficult to follow or allow.  It was an element necessary to making this story what the author wanted it to be.  Simon was also well-drawn as a man with two sides: his professional persona in the office and his "real" persona out of the office.  I enjoyed getting to know the members of his family, including Candy-Sandy.  Sandy was the receiver of so much of Simon's love, and I can understand why.  She has such a sweet, loving personality and is lovable in her own way.  Who couldn't pour out their love on her?  Overall, I really found this tale enjoyable and a fun, unique holiday read.  I would recommend this story to those who don't mind thinking outside the box of reality.  You'll truly enjoy it!

This book was provided free for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.

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