Day 12 of 25 Days of Christmas Reviews: A Christmas Prayer by Kimberla Lawson Roby

A Christmas Prayer by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Published: November 4, 2014
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Format: NetGalley
Rating: 4/5

Alexis Fletcher hasn't had a merry Christmas since losing her mother. Every December she remembers the joy her mother brought to everyone during the holiday season, and wishes her family could be whole again. And even as Alexis prepares to start a new family with her fiancé, Chase Dupont, outside forces threaten to destroy her potential happiness. But fate has one more surprise in store for Alexis, and it might be exactly what she needs to finally embrace the one holiday that has brought her nothing but heartache.

My Thoughts
Man did this book touch my soul. I had so many feelings while reading it; I was mad, sad then happy talk about a rollercoaster of emotions! I felt a connection to Alexis, while I am still blessed to have my family; I still understood why she didn’t want to celebrate the holidays after losing her mother. The holidays are meant to be with family and with her mother not around and a sister who wasn’t fond of her who could blame her. Although she has a wonderful fiancĂ© his mother has been a thorn in her side since day one. She has always looked down at Alexis for not being good or proper enough for her son. Alexis has bent over backwards trying to be nice but nothing she does can make his mom happy. One day his mom tries to break them up and sets in motion a set of lies and actions that finally is the last straw for Alexis. Can she get over this and can her love for Chase be strong enough to survive this?

Man is this the meanest mama I’ve ever seen! I know sometimes no one is ever good enough for your child but this mama plays just down right dirty. Not to mention I was a bit mad because it seemed that Chase wasn’t ever going to grow a pair and stand up to his mother. No disrespect but when you’re grown you have to live the life YOU want and not how others want you to live. What I loved the most was when some secrets were revealed and it definitely put that person in their place! I was left with my jaw on the ground, I didn’t see that coming. I love a read with some good juice from time to time. Haha! In the end I loved how this read came full circle. The things that truly mattered came to light and good did prevail. 

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