Friday, December 6, 2013
ONE IMPERFECT CHRISTMAS
Graphic designer Natalie Pearce faces the most difficult Christmas of her life. For almost a year, her mother has lain in a nursing home, the victim of a massive stroke, and Natalie blames herself for not being there when it happened. Worse, she’s allowed the monstrous load of guilt to drive a wedge between her and everyone she loves—most of all her husband Daniel. Her marriage is on the verge of dissolving, her prayer life is suffering, and she’s one Christmas away from hitting rock bottom.
Junior-high basketball coach Daniel Pearce is at his wit’s end. Nothing he’s done has been able to break through the wall Natalie has erected between them. And their daughter Lissa’s adolescent rebellion isn’t helping matters. As Daniel’s hope reaches its lowest ebb, he wonders if this Christmas will spell the end of his marriage and the loss of everything he holds dear.
The title fits well, this is definitely an imperfect Christmas. I realize things like this happen but when I read a Christmas story I like something heartwarming that leaves you with a good feeling. This is a good book but pretty depressing for a holiday tale, some of the storylines were a bit unbelievable. I couldn't connect with the main character and wished she could see herself for what she's become.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.