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WaterBrook Press My Mother's Wish: An American Christmas Carol

A little chestnut of a Christmas story, My Mother's Wish is full of nostalgia. The story begins in the 1960s in the Midwest, where Ellee and her mother don't view things the same way, starting with who Ellee is and her very name, which her mother insists is Eleanor. Ellee must eventually leave the conflict with mom and constraints of home, and runs smack into the arms of grace at the Comeback Cafe. Only upon a midnight return home with a trucker named Jedidiah, will Ellee find the comfort, joy, and unreserved love that she's yearned for all her life.
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Customer Reviews for My Mother's Wish: An American Christmas Carol
Review 1 for My Mother's Wish: An American Christmas Carol
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Qualified recommendation

Date:October 14, 2012
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Tunesareus
Location:Virginia
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The story is okay, but not what I expected--and the reason for only a three out of five rating. I expected this book to be more about the mother's wish, but it's more about the child's search. Would be good for troubled or restless teens who think the unknown is arbitrarily better than what they've got. Maybe for parents of those teens too. I would only recommend for these groups.
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Review 2 for My Mother's Wish: An American Christmas Carol
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Date:January 19, 2012
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Sandy H.
Age:35-44
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I just did not enjoy this book. It was an easy read, but I'm not sure what the point was supposed to be. I like to feel something, good or sad, after reading a book. With this book I didn't feel anything except that I wasted my time. I know this sounds harsh, and I apologize for that.
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Review 3 for My Mother's Wish: An American Christmas Carol
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can't seem to get into this book

Date:January 11, 2012
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barney
Location:Lenoir, NC
Age:Over 65
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I have started this book a couple of times and can't seem to get into it. Not to say it is a horrible book , it is just not interesting to me
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Review 4 for My Mother's Wish: An American Christmas Carol
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The Grass is always greener??

Date:January 4, 2012
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Kathy Harper
Location:Bakersfield, California
Age:55-65
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Not only is the Artwork beautiful on the front of this book,
but the story shows us that a lot of time what we really want
in our heart, is right in front of us. We need to trust that God
has put us where we are for a reason and for our Good.
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Review 5 for My Mother's Wish: An American Christmas Carol
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Date:November 18, 2008
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Angie Breidenbach
I sat down and read this book in a really short bite. It was full of rich images and giggle bits. I was surprised at the end of the tale to be so touched that I found myself tearing up and smiling. I loved the exaggerations that gave ultimate emotional punch to Ellee's story. I think this would be an excellent gift for any mother/daughter but even more so for those that have had a rift.http://Godusesbrokenvessels.blogspot.com
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