Good Friday all . sorry I haven't been around much this week , the Christmas rush is on and was busy well you know. So seeing as it is Friday and getting close to Christmas . I am decided to start my Christmas book reviews a little early . Today I am reviewing THE CHRISTMAS VIOLIN by Buffy Andrews
A widower, a grieving mother and a homeless woman have one thing in common – a cemetery.
Willow, a concert violinist, begins each morning by playing her son the lullaby she wrote for him at his tomb. The melody enchants Peter during his daily visit to his wife’s grave. The homeless woman, who finds refuge in the cemetery, is equally drawn to the haunting music.
Like a violin concerto, the story unfolds in three movements, unexpectedly intertwining the fates of these characters.
Well this book had me bawling by the time I was finished with it.
The author entwines the stories of three unlikely people , a husband mourning the loss of his wife from cancer . A woman who is blaming herself for her son's death. Then there is the homeless woman , who in my mind is an undercover angel. She is there at the right times and takes care of the two of them. Trust me the opening scene alone will bring tears to your eyes .
The author writes this story in a different way instead of chapters
she has labeled each section in movements , just like a concerto . Each movement written with such a intensity. You are swept away
You get swept up in the lives of these three characters . Peter who lost his wife to cancer and Willow who is mourning the loss of her son. She shows up everyday to his grave to play for him. The characters take on a life of their own and you can't stop falling for them and caring for them . You want them to come out of the darkness and find the light. You want them to find love and happiness again, cause you know that they deserve to be loved again.
The book was great but a couple of things jumped out at me , the whole page description of the box of life cereal , I believe could of been shorter. Other then that the book was a great Christmas read.
The over all feel of the book is that even in the darkest times of our lives . There is a light at the end of the tunnel. We can overcome what life throws at us .
So if you want a good Christmas read that will make you feel the love and maybe make you want to hug your husband and your kids . This is the book for you . So check it out