Friday, September 5, 2008

The Santa Letters

I recently read The Santa Letters by Stacy Gooch-Anderson. It is the story of a family struggling to overcome loss.

Twelve days before Christmas a letter and a package anonymously appear on the Jensen family's doorstep. Each letter and gift teach the family of many different gifts—the gift of forgiveness, the gift of family, and the gift of service are among some of these gifts. The most important gift they are reminded of is the gift of the Savior. Sharing these letters and gifts helps this young family to heal.

It is a very touching story and an easy read. I was reminded of the passing of my dear friend's mother recently, which was a loss to me, as well. The messages were comforting. Though it’s a good book to read any time, it would be especially poignant during the Christmas season or at a time of difficulty or loss. I enjoyed reading this book. It was sweet, peaceful and calming. Wanting to know what gift would come next kept me coming back to this good family. I enjoyed reading this book, and recommend others read it, too.

If you are interested in purchasing this book, follow this link to Amazon or Deseret Book.

Stacy is a very approachable person. If you are interested in contacting her, go to her blog here or her website here.


  1. Shari,

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review and the recommendation. I'm sincerely glad that you liked it and found peace within its story.

    All my best for you,

  2. It's fun to know so many of my friends have read this book too. It was inspiring!

  3. Sounds like I should put it on my to-read list.


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