Makenna Newcomer, Sophomore
John Green - Let It Snow
The Fault In Our Stars isn't the only good book out there. I know-- shocking. Let it Snow is a combination of three Christmas romances written by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. In each story, somewhat connected teenagers experience love and heartbreak, all while realizing the true meaning of Christmas. As the teenagers' Christmases with their families are put on hold by sudden difficulties, they encounter new people sharing similar problems and realize Christmas will never be the same.
Donna VanLiere - The Christmas Shoes
Robert is a successful attorney who has everything he could ever want, but at the same time-- nothing at all. Due to his focus centered on his career, he is on the brink of losing his wife and family, and has lost sight of himself. At the same time, an eight year old, Nathan, is struggling to hold on to his mother who is losing her battle with cancer. Nathan is shopping for the perfect present for his mother when he meets Robert, shopping for his own family whom he barely knows anymore-- by chance, on Christmas Eve. Their lives are forever changed as Robert learns an important lesson through Nathan on hope and what it means to be a family.
Melody Carlson - Christmas at Harrington's
Trying to restart her life after landing herself in prison by false accusations, Lena Markham finds herself penniless, friendless, and hopeless-- with Christmas just around the corner. Just has hope is all lost, she lands a job as Mrs. Claus at a department store. Lena finally believes her life is starting to turn around, in a positive way. Will she be able to keep her past a secret? This story is full of fresh starts and redemption and is a charming book to read for the holiday season.