n her second Christmas story, author Karen Kings- bury offers a heartwarming tale of a woman who no longer believes in love....and the man who helps her learn that miracles really do happen. When she was 13 years old, Megan Wright spent a summer with a boy who shared with her his special definition of love. After college, though, Megan settled for a relationship based more on convenience than true feelings. Now, years later, a widowed Megan is looking for help with her lonely young son. Across town, CaseyCummins is still dealing with the tragic loss of his wife. His search for meaning and hope leads him to the ManhattanChildren's Organization, who connects him with Megan's son. Now life is suddenly taking a series of unusual twists: Megan's prayers are answered with the long-ago promise of the miracle of love-in a way that only heaven in all its glory could have brought about.
Kingsbury, whose novella Gideon's Gift struck a fervent chord with readers last year, offers this second story in the "Red Gloves Series": as one character declares to another, "Red is the color of giving." The plot is eerily similar to Gideon's Gift, complete with a lonely widower whose life is turned around by a remarkably sweet and mature eight-year-old child. (The child is a boy this time, however, and his mom is a lonely widow. See what's coming?) Although the formula could not be more predictable, the melodrama is largely overdone and the ending requires a huge suspension of disbelief, readers will find themselves caring deeply about the winsome characters. Kingsbury's note to readers at the end of the book includes several suggestions for "Red Gloves" service projects to aid children. (Oct. 14) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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October 13, 2003
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