The Wish Book Christmas
Lynn Austin (Author)
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DescriptionFrom the bestselling author of If I Were You comes a nostalgic and endearing holiday story that reminds us that sometimes the most meaningful gifts are the ones we least expect and don't deserve.
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.
Tyndale House Publishers
September 07, 2021
5.04 X 7.09 X 1.02 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author
Lynn Austin is an award-winning author of historical fiction novels. Five of her books, Hidden Places, Candle in the Darkness, Fire by Night, and Until We Reach Home, received Christy Awards for Excellence in Christian Fiction. Her novel Hidden Places was also made into a movie for the Hallmark channel, receiving an Emmy Award nomination in 2006. She received her BA from Southern Connecticut State University and studied biblical backgrounds and Archeology at Southwestern Theological Seminary. A former teacher who now writes and speaks full time, she currently lives outside of Chicago.
Starred review. Characters from Austin's 2020 novel If I Were You return in this lovely standalone Christmas tale. . . . While fans of If I Were You will be eager to read the next chapter of Audrey and Eve's lives, this charming book will also be a delight for inspirational readers looking for a feel-good Christmas story.--Publishers Weekly