Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My New Favorite Christmas Book

I received *Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball* A Novella by Donita K. Paul, yesterday, November 29, 2010.  I finished it last night at 10:30 PM.  I just couldn't stop reading.  This has become my new favorite Christmas book in 24 hours time.

The setting and plot read like a classic old movie.  Cora is a single Christian woman living alone.  Simon is a single Christian man living as the head of his household which includes a learning-disabled sister, his mother, his aunt and his uncle.  An unlikely pair, they are thrust together at an obscure bookstore neither has visited in the past.  With a cast of mysterious characters, and the setting of a beautiful but busy city decorated for Christmas, I imagined the scenes in my mind as I read the book.  It would seriously make a great movie!

Although this is a quick read it is by no means pulp fiction.  I filled five notebook pages with quotes I wanted to remember.  I couldn't pick a favorite, but here's one that spoke to me:  "He didn't know what to do with the immediate future or what to do with the long-range future.  These questions should be fairly easy to address.  Follow God's direction, plain and simple.  Now to do it." -p. 142

The book is one that feels good in your hands.  The cover is beautiful.  The pages are thick and creamy.  And the words do not disappoint.

Please read, *Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball* A Novella by Donia K. Paul.  You will be glad you did.

I received a copy of Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball from Multnomah Publishers as part of their Blogging for Books program.  I received no payment, other an a complimentary copy of the book.  This is my honest opinion.

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