Title: The Christmas Box
Author: Richard Paul Evans
Genre: Christmas Fiction
Published: November 4th 1996
Dates Read: 12/4/2017 – 12/5/2017
Source: bought from library
My Rating: ★ ★ ★
This inspiring holiday tale tells the touching story of a widow and the young family who moves in with her, and the ways in which they discover together the first gift of Christmas and what the holiday is really all about. Written by the author as a token of affection for his daughters, The Christmas Box has captured the hearts and minds of over a million readers.
I bought this book several months ago at a library book sale. I knew that I wanted to read some Christmas books so when I saw this I got it. I quickly read through the synopsis and thought it would be a quick cute read. It was definitely both of those things but it was also a little sad.
It’s a sweet story and it reminds you of what’s most important but it was lacking in character development.
This book is so short at only 125 pages that there just wasn’t enough time to really develop the characters which in turn leaves me not really caring for the characters like I would like to. There just wasn’t enough for me to really feel that emotional connection to the characters.
Have you read The Christmas Box before? What did you think about this book? Also have you continued on with the series? I didn’t even realize this book was part of a series until today?