12.18.2005

Review: The Christmas Box



The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

I've never really read "Christmas books", but my friend Mary is addicted, so I asked her for a recommendation in which no one dies, no one has a wasting disease and it's not depressing as hell.

She recommended this slim novel, based on a true story.

The Evans are down on their luck, and move into a mansion to care for an elderly woman, who requires cooking and cleaning in exchange for free room and board. She actually wants companionship more than cleaning, and they form a strong bond.

Rich find a "Christmas Box", and through his elderly friend, learns the true meaning of Christmas.

It was short, sappy, but put me in the Christmas spirit for a little while. :-)

I'm off to get another Christmas-y recommendation...

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