Wow! Can I just start this blog off with that? Wow! Oh, and I may end the blog with that, as well! So, today, I asked my boys if I should read a Christmas book. I have ten of them on my kindle. They encouraged me to do so. I picked Diane Moody's Blue Christmas. Here's the blurb:
Working late on Christmas Eve, college senior Hannah Brooks is in the midst of a
full-blown pity party. When a last-minute customer brimming with holiday spirit
invites her to a candlelight service and a late-night family dinner, Hannah
reluctantly accepts. She has no idea this kindhearted woman is the mother of
Jason McKenzie - leader singer of Out of the Blue, the hottest band in the
country - and Hannah's childhood idol. The evening ends with an innocent kiss
(sans mistletoe) as Hannah is swept away by Jason's unpretentious
Over the holidays Hannah and Jason's relationship grows, but when
turmoil and tragedy strike at the very heart of his famous band, their newfound
love is put to the test in the glare of the paparazzi spotlight. Throughout her
rollercoaster of experiences with Jason and his friends, Hannah comes face to
face with her own beliefs. Who knew she could learn more about prayer and faith
by hanging out with a bunch of rock stars than she ever learned in church?
Ok. From the very beginning, I was hooked by this story! I loved, loved Hannah. I thought she was real. I adored her best friend, too. She cracked me up. I loved Jason and Sergio. But the thing I enjoyed most about the book was the middle. I don't want to spoil it, but let's just say, I didn't see that coming! Oh my goodness! I was shocked, literally shocked, at the curve ball Ms. Moody threw into this book. I loved it! So, if you are looking for an amazing Christmas book to read, might I suggest this book? Blue Christmas was phenominal, terrific, and the characters were incredibly real! Once again, I just have to say Wow!