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Friday, December 16, 2011

Review: All I Have to Give by Melody Carlson

Anna and her husband have been putting Christmas off for two years. After suffering a traumatic miscarriage and multiple expensive failed fertility treatments Anna and Michael have no more hope of conceiving a baby. Michael and Anna have offered their nursery furniture to her brother and reluctant sister in law in an attempt to move on. Anna suddenly feels sick, and worries she may have ovarian cancer. The same sickness and symptoms that has taken her mother. Anna believes she may not have much time left, and promises to not put Christmas off any longer. She wants this to be the best Christmas ever. Michael is unaware of the situation, and Anna does everything she can to make this Christmas memorable. Anna and Michael really love each other, and this truly is a Christmas love story.

"All I Have to Give" is a touching, heartfelt read. I really enjoyed this book. I liked it more than "The Christmas Bus." I felt the story flowed better, and the story is great. If your looking for a quick holiday read, I would recommend this one.

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  1. This does sound like a good story, glad you enjoyed it!

  2. This sounds like quite a tear jerker.

  3. I agree with Kathy, this one does sound sad, but also very interesting, and I am hoping that it's hopeful at the end. Great review, and perfect for this time of year!

  4. Sounds good, just not quite my cup of tea. Thanks for the review (and follow).

  5. Melody Carlson is a good author. I'm surprised not many people know about the author. Great synopsis. The cover looks very nice!! Thank you for sharing it!! :)

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  6. Great review. I'll be sure to add it to my Holiday reads.