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Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Wish Book Christmas Book Review

 Book Name The Wish Book Christmas

 Author Lynn Austin

 Publisher Tyndale House

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 Book Blurb 

Best friends Audrey Barrett and Eve Dawson are looking forward to celebrating Christmas in postwar America, thrilled at the prospect of starting new traditions with their five-year-old sons. But when the 1951 Sears Christmas Wish Book arrives and the boys start obsessing over every toy in it, Audrey and Eve realize they must first teach them the true significance of the holiday. They begin by helping Bobby and Harry plan gifts of encouragement and service for those in their community, starting by walking an elderly neighbor’s yellow Lab—since a dog topped the boys’ wish list for Santa. In the charming tale that follows, Audrey and Eve are surprised to find their own hearts healing from the tragedies of war and opening to the possibility of forgiveness and new love.

 Giveaway – (1) winner will receive a copy of the book and a $25 book store gift card (winner’s choice). (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on November 23, 2021.)

My Take:

I adored this book.  I remember as a child pouring over the Sears Wish Book, looking for Barbie dolls while my sister looked for G.I. Joes.  I remember my mother telling us we could pick two items from the catalog. We always got more than two gifts, but many of our gifts were from grandparents and the local shops in my hometown. I admire the moms who saw that their boys were becoming greedy and didn't succumb to that.  I loved that they helped their boys show compassion for others and how that spread to help many in their community. 

This book is a "must-read" this Christmas.  

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  1. Aww! This looks like the perfect Christmas read, to remind us of what's really important.


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