One snowy Christmas Eve, Andrew’s life is tragically turned upside down. Then a heavenly gift provides him the opportunity to make things right.
Andrew Farmer is on the fast-track in the literary world. As an up-and-coming agent, he is constantly on the road, wooing prospective clients and making a name for himself. But all of his travels leave his wife and childhood sweetheart, Beth, home alone, wondering what has happened to their marriage.
Andrew returns from yet another last-minute trip, knowing he needs to make amends to Beth for his departure just days before Christmas, but he doesn’t expect her frosty greeting and the argument that ensues. Would they have spent their last moments together arguing had they known that just before midnight on Christmas Eve, Beth would be hit by an out-of-control taxi that would ultimately take her life? Andrew would like to believe not, but it isn’t until he meets a humble, straight-talking angel in disguise named Lionel that Andrew receives the opportunity to try again.
Lionel grants Andrew the gift of the last three days of Beth’s life to relive, but there’s a hitch: her fate cannot be changed. Only one gift will save her life, and Andrew has a mere seventy-two hours to figure out what that gift is or he’ll lose Beth forever.
When I started reading this book, I thought to myself – I’ve seen this movie. I was a little confused because usually books available for review are new books. I even checked the copyright date and saw it was copyrighted in 2014. Then I thought – perhaps it is just similar to the movie I saw. However, the book was virtually identical to the movie that I clearly remembered starring Kristin Davis. It was a great movie and this is a great book. After finishing the book, I looked online to see if I could find information about the movie and check to see who was the screenwriter. Sure enough, the movie was credited to Miller.
I just love this book! It has so much that appeals to so many readers. I think most people wonder (especially women who sometimes feel taken for granted) if our spouse truly loves us. Life gets so busy and we get caught up in our own duties and forget to show the person we love how much of a priority they are to us. That is the basis of this book, and it is a beautiful story. Books that give readers a glimpse into true love are the best (in my opinion) and this one delivers in spades.
If you are looking for a book to inspire you to believe in love all over again, this is the book for you. It isn’t terribly lengthy, so you could probably read it in an afternoon in front of the fire. I highly recommend it!