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The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson

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The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson is the most delightful Christian historical Christmas read which will swell your heart and leave you smiling. Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the latest festive offering from Melody Carlson and The Christmas Blessing is just perfect.

Set in 1944 there are the themes of loss and grief. War always brings suffering as mothers lose sons on both sides. The pain and grief is raw. It is ‘intense pain and regrets.” Every day is a day of pretending and a “manufactured smile.” Life seems to have ended but we are still breathing. Every day we live with our pain, grief and anger – anger towards God “She had been angry at God for months.” His plans seem to make no sense to us this side of eternity.

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