The Wish Book Christmas by Lynn Austin
Best friends Audrey Barrett and Eve Dawson are looking forward to celebrating Christmas in postwar America, thrilled at the prospect of starting new traditions with their five-year-old sons.
But when the 1951 Sears Christmas Wish Book arrives, and the boys start obsessing over every toy in it, Audrey and Eve realize they must first teach them the holiday’s true significance.
They begin by helping Bobby and Harry plan gifts of encouragement and service for those in their community, starting by walking an elderly neighbor’s yellow Lab – since a dog topped the boys’ wish list for Santa.
In the charming tale that follows, Audrey and Eve are surprised to find their own hearts healing from the tragedies of war and opening to the possibility of forgiveness and new love.
Join the Christian Fiction Book Club to discuss this title on Tuesday, June 8, at 10 am at the Camdenton Library. The Christian Fiction Book Club meets at 10 am on the second Tuesday of the month.
The eBook version of The Christmas Wish Book is available through Libby. Anyone with a Camden County Libray District library card can sign up for a free Libby account. Do you need a library card? See what you need to bring with you to get a library card today! Copies of the book and audiobook are also available for pick up at the Camdenton Library.