On Christmas Eve twenty years earlier, Marlee and Jacob were married in a snowstorm. This Christmas Eve, they are ready to quit, divorce is imminent. Their relationship is as icy as the road they're traveling and as blocked with troubles as the piling snow. They take a shortcut to get to the lawyer's office, on a slippery, no-fault path. She thinks they need to stay on the main road. He disagrees. They fight. Story of their lives and they slam into a bank of snow , spinning, drifting, falling, out of control. Just like their lives. Reluctantly, freezing cold, hungry, scared, she trudges up the hill. Jacob is nowhere to be found. Her ears frozen, fingers and hands red, she comes to a house on the hillside, built like a Bed and Breakfast, a green wreath on the red door and the door-knocker is in the shape of a wedding ring.The red door opens and the first thing she notices is the fire in the room, blazing hot, a warm, inviting, friendly place and the voice of an old man welcomes her in. There are three golden pots on the hearth, shining, glimmering things. The old man claims that they are used to restore marriages. She laughs¿and begins a journey through her past, present, and future that will test how she views her lifelong love. There are two futures available. Which will she choose'
My Review ~
Jake and Marley’s marriage of 20 years is over. The are on their way to see the divorce attorney when a horrible car accident leaves Marley alone in a snowstorm. She looks for Jake, but as she is unable to find him, she heads toward a light in the distance. Stumbling upon a house in the storm, she finds welcome and some magical Christmas help in the form of a man who is both a stranger and somewhat familiar. As a wonderful twist on the Ebenezer Scrooge story, she has the opportunity to “see” her past, present and possible future. She has only to choose which future she wants. A heartwarming look into Christmas, love and marriage! I loved this short, but sweet book and the story it tells.
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