The Baby’s Christmas Blessing by Megann Whistler | Book Review

No time to read? Try listening! Excuse the clicks/pops. I’m still learning.

In search of a temporary job, Chloe gives in to an old woman who claims to have the perfect fit, but she is stunned to find out it is Steve she will be working for. His presence reminds her of the past–to be exact, a dark season in the past. She thought the wounds this man caused had finally healed, but now she wonders if she was wrong.

Stricken with grief and holding onto a grave secret, Steve is just going through the motions. If his tough life taught him anything, it taught him to shoulder his own problems. Don’t drag people into them. As much as he despised the thought of hiring a babysitter for his nephew, he understood it was a necessity. He simply didn’t expect his first love to be his only applicant.

Why You Should Read The Baby’s Christmas Blessing by Megann Whistler

‘Tis the season to wrap up in your favorite blanket, grab a warm beverage, and sink into a heart-stirring Christmas story. The Baby’s Christmas Blessing is a great example of this. It is sure to make compassion bubble up within your soul.

In short, this book is a good choice for anybody that is a fan of delving into the importance of emotional healing and family. With a laid-back writing style, this book pulls you into the lives of two broken people and allows you to follow their journey of healing from the past despite extreme circumstances.

I love how it illustrates that asking for help doesn’t make you weak; it makes you stronger. It also focuses on how to embrace forgiveness, which is always a great theme, in my opinion.

What I Disliked About This Book

While the overall story was beautiful, I feel like it lacked vivid details. For me, that factor made the plot slowly chug along.

However, I have a hard time imagining stories without extra details. 😅 If you have a sharp imagination or enjoy wiggle room to conjure up your own images (like my sister), this factor won’t be as off-putting for you.


Genre: Christian contemporary + romance
Keywords: Coastal Christmas + family + forgiveness + compassion + generosity + fast attraction + first love
Status: Standalone.
P.O.V: Third person.

Content Warnings:

  • Characters use “gosh”.
  • A character struggles to offer forgiveness (with good reason).
  • Man rubs up and down a woman’s arms.
  • The emotions of falling in love.

Trigger Warnings:

  • Death and the emotions/confusion/hurt that goes along with it are discussed frequently.
  • Drugs & alcohol are discussed through the course of this story in a disapproving manner.
  • Several mentions of abusiveness (in past tense).
  • Several mentions of a fatal car wreck.

Conclusion

This book teaches the importance of compassion, forgiveness, and family. It discusses hard topics like death, drugs/alcohol, and an abusive home life, but it ultimately shines light into those dark crevices.

If you are looking for a gentle story this Christmas, Megann Whistler’s new release–The Baby’s Christmas Blessing–is worth a shot.

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Disclaimer: I received an advanced reader copy of this book through LibraryThing. All of the thoughts expressed in this review are my own.

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