Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the book: (From publisher website)
This Christmas will change Andrew Farmer’s life forever.
Andrew can’t remember the last time he spent Christmas away from work. The end of the year is crunch time for literary agents. But when your career is your life, your life starts to suffer . . . beginning with your marriage.
When a heart-wrenching accident in a Christmas Eve snowstorm jars this high-powered agent from his obsession with success, a Christmas miracle will give him a second chance at love, life, and gratitude, but only if he can put aside his own ambition and learn to appreciate each moment.
Sometimes it takes a tragedy to change a man’s life—and to teach him to treat every day as if it were his last.
About the Author
Robert Tate Miller began his writing career with homespun essays of small town life that were published by Reader’s Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1980s and wrote successful family-oriented telefilms for NBC, ABC Family, and the Hallmark Channel. Robert lives in Northridge, CA, with his wife Gina and stepdaughter Chloe June.
This familiar story line caught my attention from the first chapter. The writing style is very smooth and drew me into the story and away from my responsibilities for awhile. I could feel the pain suffered by his wife, his cry of his heart when he realized his errors of his ways, and what length he was willing to go to, even if it was just a moment to fix it. This book is one that you could read as a husband and wife couple read, maybe as you were reflecting on slowing down for the holidays. It was a good reminder to me that every minute can count in our lives. Our decisions, even the minor ones can often have consequences that are far reaching. I don’t think you will really have angels that will visit you, or beautiful gold keys appearing, but you may see the vision for your own family as you read this.