Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Santa Letters

The Santa Letters, by Stacy Gooch Anderson, is a tender and sweet story about how a young family copes with tragedy. It really tugs at the heartstrings and makes you stop and think about what Christmas means and what the Savior's message is to all of mankind. I found myself wiping away tears as I read this book and recommend it to anyone who believes in miracles and wants to experience the healing gift of Christ-like love. (You might also pick up a new Christmas tradition).

One year ago on Christmas Eve, William died. For Emma, the hit-and-run driver killed more than her husband; he killed her joy in life itself. Now, as Christmas approaches again, Emma Jensen finds herself sinking into a depression that nothing can breach; not her job, not her love for her children, and certainly not the season. Money is tight, and emotions are taut, and this year Christmas will be a meager, empty, and painful experience. Only six-year-old McKenna believes in miracles and the magic of Christmas. The rest of the family knows that Christmas can never be the same. But when a mysterious package and an ornate letter arrive on the doorstep, things begin to change. Each day, a package and a letter signed Santa arrive for the family, and together they come to understand that the joy of Christmas does not have to be lost forever, and that God s love can heal any wound, no matter how deep. The Santa Letters will take the Jensens on a journey through a Christmas experience that will have the power to heal them all.

To learn more about Stacy Gooch Anderson and The Santa Letters visit the website http://www.thesantaletters.org/. You can also read the beginning to The Santa Letters here.

It will make a wonderful addition to your library.


Stacy G. Anderson said...


Thank you so much for taking the time to be a part of this tour and for sharing your thoughts on it.

You are doing a wonderful job as National Chapter President. Hopefully when this PR stuff slows down, I can be more involved with those wonderful groups....

All my best!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Awesome review -- thanks!