Sunday, November 06, 2011

The Christmas Note by Donna VanLiere

Gretchen Daniel with her two children, Emma and Ethan, moved into a new apartment building in Grandon to be nearer to her elderly divorce mom.

Just as they were settling down and unboxing, there was an unexpected knock on the door. The stranger was looking for her neighbour, Mellisa McCreary, is said to be Mellisa mother's Landlord. Unfortunately, Melissa was not around.  

In view of that, the Landlord left a message with Gretchen to inform Mellisa that her mother Ramona had pass away. Mellisa is expected to clear her mother's apartment. This makes Gretchen felt obliged to offer a helping hand in clearing the apartment.

When Melissa got the news, she was not tearful. Her relationship with her mother at its best can be said as rocky. She blames her mother for it. 

The apartment was like a disaster area. Most of the things in it were junk. Nothing of value exept for a few photographs and a note. It's just scribble with two lines. It was a real surprise for Melissa to find that she have siblings that she didn't know about.

This is an interesting book. It's being told in the voice of Gretchen and Melissa. At times, I feel rather irritated by Gretchen's interfering ways although she had meant kind and helpful.

The characters are well developed and love the plot. The unexpected twists in the plot kept me intrigue and kept the pages turning. 

It's a good gift for Christmas. Very heart warming. 

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Jothi said...

Sounds pretty interesting, the fact that she had siblings previously not known an such. A little mystery always makes for good reading!

Small Kucing said...


yes, it was pretty interesting


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