Monday 19 December 2011

Review: A Christmas Melody by Anita Stansfield

Title: A Christmas Melody
Author: Anita Stansfield
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Pages: 219
Format: Kindle

For twenty-year-old Melody Morgan, Christmas is nothing but a source of shame and embarrassment – just like all the other holidays in her life. She has grown up hating special days – and Christmas is the worst of all.

Then Matthew Trevor walks into her life one November afternoon and turns her world upside down. For Matthew, it’s love at first sight. But how can this handsome, upbeat returned missionary possibly know about the dark, desperate side of Melody’s life – and once he finds out, will he still love her?

I love a good Christmas story! Something to get me in the mood to enjoy the holiday's and this is just what I got.  It starts off before Thanksgiving, and ends at New Years. My favorite time of year!

I use to live in Utah and could picture all the places they had gone and at Christmas time, nobody does it better! I really enjoyed the characters.  Melody is in some ways a lot like myself , minus all the dysfunction. What I mean is, she is independent.  Living on her own. Taking care of herself.  I like how she just does what needs to be done because there isn't any other way. She doesn't have a family to fall back on. Matthew is a great guy.  Always loving and caring.  Always thinking of others.  His thoughtfulness and faith made me want to be more like him.

This is not just a Christmas story. It’s a touching novel of discovery, renewal, and commitment to eternal principles of love and faith. What Melody learns about Christmas – and about herself – is the greatest gift of all. You’ll be charmed and moved by this sweet and satisfying adventure of the heart. And along the way, you’ll gain a new appreciation for the spirit and wonder of Christmas.

"I intend to show you what Christmas is all about.  Whether or not you and I ever get past New Years Day, I'm going to give you a Christmas you'll never forget."
"Now listen to me, Matthew.  The last thing I want is for you to feel sorry for me and go out and spend money to--"
"He pressed his fingers over her lips. "It has nothing to do with money, Melody.  And I'm going to prove it to you."

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