Liberation of the Soul
Poles Apart by Marion Ueckermann is a delightful Christmas story that moves from the heat of Africa to the ice and snow of Finland. It is a novel about the true meaning of Christmas – the love and hope that can be found in Jesus.
Sarah gave up on Jesus after being hurt in the past. She believes God is punishing her and wants nothing more to do with Him. Her sister Hannah wisely told her “don’t block God out because of man’s mistakes.” Sarah cannot deal with the expectation and pressure to attend church at Christmas. She escapes for three weeks to Finland, the home of Santa.
Niklas steps into his father’s role as Santa, and meets Sarah. In the hope of beating her writers block, Sarah interviews Santa, not realising that he is the owner of the log cabin where she is staying.