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Christmas, Present

Jacquelyn Mitchard

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 cel-ebrate 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.

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 cel-ebrate 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.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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 cel-ebrate 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.

Language:

English

Length:

2h 33m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:09