Krista thought she left her traumatic childhood behind when she fled Taos. Her mother’s impending death draws her back to town and back to the memories of her absent mother and her first love, Dane.
Although the book starts out rocky since Krista isn’t a very likeable character at the beginning, it builds to a beautiful story of redemption and forgiveness. As Krista sits by her estranged mother, who is slowly slipping away with congestive heart failure, she must confront her past and find a way to connect with her mom before it is too late. Dane, her first love, is the owner of her mother’s nursing home, and having to deal with her mother and her ex-boyfriend is almost too much for the emotionally fragile thirty-seven year old.
Through her mother’s journals scribed in a book of Christmas carols, Krista sees her mother’s love for her, a love she never knew how to share and a love that was hidden by early-onset Alzheimer’s. Will a miracle give her a chance to feel her mother’s love?
I was given this book in exchange for my review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.