This whimsical, uplifting holiday story taps the reader on the shoulder and helps her remember what Christmas is truly about. The lessons imparted are important for everyone.
Rose is extremely busy at this time of the year. There are parties to attend, food to prepare, concerts to get to, presents to buy and wrap and family to visit. Sometimes she feels she takes on too much for one person, then the guilt sets in: This is what she's supposed to do; she is, after all, a believer. But when she notices her family pulling away from her, Rose is forced to slow down and re-evaluate what's really important. (Zondervan, Oct., 141 pp., $14.99)