Author: Lori Copeland
It's that time of year again, and with excitement and high expectations, Rose has planned the perfect Christmas for her family and friends. But when she feels them drifting away during a time that should celebrate togetherness, Rose is forced to slow down in the most unexpected way. In this whimsical, uplifting story, she discovers the true meaning of giving.
This book was amazing for a Christmas story. It brought out the true meaning of Christmas. The main character is Rose Bergman who is so busy doing all sorts of committee's and volunteering between town and church. She neglects her family to the point her husband Joey has to point out things that are going on that she is clueless to. Her friends are suffering some issues, one person Sue thinks she may have breast cancer after detecting a lump, her co-worker at the thrift store her son is using drugs and really needs some help and prayer, there is also a couple at church waiting to hear results of some medical condition. Rose is so set on being the model Christian she has lost sight on what it is God wants her to do.
While getting injured doing some food shopping to prepare for the Christmas Eve dinner she tried to get someone else in her family to take over, alas they all complained their way out of it. Rose falls on ice and injures to parts of her body spraining her ankle and wrist and is quickly put on bed rest by her husband Joey. He enlists the help of the family to man up and help cook dinner.
Rose found out that she had misjudged her daughter, who has taken up with a young man Nick that Rose in the beginning has nothing but distaste for him, later as the book goes on she warms up to Nick and realizes that she can't pick who Anna her daughter will like or care for. She leaves that to God to guide Anna.
I enjoyed how Rose was able to learn to not to be Superwoman. That sometimes we do too much and loose sight of what is truly important in life. A great book for those looking for a cute novella with a great meaning of Christmas.