A Christmas Miracle is a humorous look at the trials of shepherding a small town faith community. It is filled with warmth, laughter, romance and the magic of Christmas. If you have ever wanted a staple Christmas tradition then pick this book up today and start one with your family. They will thank you for it!
I wish that description was true, but I found it to be very lacking in this novel. Though the story is sweet, it’s not well written. The characters were pretty stereotypical, there was very little character development, and the dialogue was awkward to read. Nothing really happens in the story either – there are some major issues in the church, but they’re sort of brushed aside to get to the end of the novel. I understand that the book is about a Christmas miracle, but the ending is so unbelievable and out of character from the rest of the story that it doesn’t feel like a miracle, it feels like a forced ending.
As for it being a Christian story, aside from the main character being a pastor and occasionally praying, there’s very little to indicate that it represents a Christian worldview – people act in their own best interest based on their own understanding. They do pray for God to make things happen in their favor, but they don’t seek counsel or guidance.
The book didn’t engage my attention. I put it down often and found myself skimming through long descriptions of daily routines. It has the potential to be a good story, but currently falls short.
*I received a free copy of this book as part of the Book Look Blogger program in exchange for an honest review. The opinions are my own.