Monday, December 17, 2012

The Christmas Star (2012)

The Christmas Star by Christopher Fahy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This short holiday novel ends the way you expect and hope it will. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

A wealthy developer has just bought a fantastic property he plans to turn into a huge resort. It's right before Christmas and an accident strands him in a snow storm. Taken in and sheltered by locals, who don't know who he is, he emerges a changed man. It's a familiar story but there is a twist.

The story is as much about the reader's journey as it is about the wealthy businessman's. It is a tale to be rediscovered each year and would make a lovely gift. If you read it you will question the way you are living on your journey to Christmas.

Charming black and white drawings and a quote from the Tao Te Ching begin each chapter. The illustrator, Cortney Skinner, has even merged a relevant Chinese character into each drawing.

If you are looking for a new, meaningful, and moving story for the holidays, consider "The Christmas Star".

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