Changing The World One At A Time
The novel has a real feel good factor. It is a light read with some wonderfully humorous and witty dialogue. ” ‘God save me from stubborn women.’ ‘Pray harder.’ ”
There is the theme of kindness running throughout. Kindness is often glossed over but it has the potential to change the world one person at a time. Kindness changes both the giver and receiver. It has a rippling effect. We would all be wise to practice kindness everywhere we go.
The novel also has the theme of trust. Being hurt in the past means trust does not come easy. Guarding ones heart may protect one at first, but leave it too long before trusting again and there is the potential to end up bitter and to miss out on life.
There is the topic of grief within the story. Grief is painful. It never goes away. “One adjusts although you never really recover from the loss of a loved one.”
I thoroughly enjoyed Twelve Days Of Christmas. The main characters Cain and Julia were wonderful. Their exchanges just bounced off each other and bought a smile to this reader’s face. Bernie, a peripheral character was an absolute darling. He certainly found his way into my heart.
People connect through food and drink. Debbie Macomber painted such a picture with her description, that my mouth watered at the thought of chocolate chip cookies. Smells and taste can immediately transfer us to another time and place. Our memories may be happy but they can also be painful.
Twelve Days Of Christmas was a perfect gentle read for any time of year. It’s underlying message of kindness was one we all need to practice. Spread kindness wherever you can to whoever you can whenever you can.
A perfectly delightful read.
I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review. No monetary compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.