My first book to finish for the new year; 2012!!!
I was looking forward to reading this book since I had come across another book of his, Riven late last year. This was a Christmas story and even though it was past Christmas I thought I would go ahead and read it anyway.
I have to say though, it wasn't as good as I was hoping for. The story line is slow. Noella, a journalism professor and Tom, a reporter meet when he agrees to speak to her students. They form a friendship that turns into a relationship.
They are polar opposites. The story talks a lot of about their differences. She is upbeat and cheery, he is more of a humbug. Especially when it comes to Christmas. At one point the story turns to Santa and whether or not you believe in him.
The story didn't really have any depth to it. I wasn't sure in the end what the actually meaning was that Jerry B. Jenkins was trying to portray. To believe in Santa, to have Christmas spirit, to have a child like faith? Not sure. Maybe it's just to know that Noella was good for Tom and even though they were opposites they realized that didn't matter?
I do have to say that I wouldn't recommend this book. It was a fast read, which I guess makes it easier to take that it wasn't something I enjoyed in the end. If it had been longer and took longer to read I may have been frustrated to spend the time reading it. It wasn't horrible, just not my taste.
I will say that I will still try another of Jerry B. Jenkins books. I liked Riven and he is also the co-author of the Left Behind series so I I know I do like his writing. Just may not be my favorite story by him.