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Christmas, Present

A Novel

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean comes this heartwarming Christmas story of a family who comes together during the holiday season as they learn a powerful lesson about love and to live each year of their lives as if it were their last.

A fourteenth wedding anniversary is nothing to sneeze at, Elliott Banner knows, but it's not exactly a landmark year—like fifteen, or twenty, when he plans to take his wife, Laura, to Paris. But when a headache on the drive home from their anniversary date—two days before Christmas—turns out to be more than a migraine, he wishes he had celebrated every year as though it were their last.

In this poignant, touching, uplifting story, a woman calmly gathers her family around her during the Christmas holiday to celebrate their lives together—both past and future—and to truly count their blessings.

A family history unfolds in a single night in this deeply affecting story that speaks volumes about love, trust, and letting go—a perfect holiday read that underscores the true meaning of the season.

“Mitchard’s gift is her ability to present her characters in a compassionate light, even when revealing them at their weakest moments.”—Us Weekly

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Critical Praise

“No heartstring goes untugged in this slim but moving Christmas story.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060565589
  • ISBN 10: 0060565586
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 09/05/2017
  • Pages: 144
  • List Price: 17.50 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC2: FICTION / General

Christmas, Present by Jacquelyn Mitchard

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