Stacy Gooch Anderson The Santa Letters

ISBN 13: 9781599551456

The Santa Letters

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One year ago on Christmas Eve, William died. For Emma, the hit-and-run driver killed more than her husband; he killed her joy in life itself. Now, as Christmas approaches again, Emma Jensen finds herself sinking into a depression that nothing can breach; not her job, not her love for her children, and certainly not the season. Money is tight, and emotions are taut, and this year Christmas will be a meager, empty, and painful experience. Only six-year-old McKenna believes in miracles and the magic of Christmas. The rest of the family knows that Christmas can never be the same. But when a mysterious package and an ornate letter arrive on the doorstep, things begin to change. Each day, a package and a letter signed Santa arrive for the family, and together they come to understand that the joy of Christmas does not have to be lost forever, and that God s love can heal any wound, no matter how deep. The Santa Letters will take the Jensens on a journey through a Christmas experience that will have the power to heal them all.

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About the Author:

Stacy Gooch-Anderson moved often during her growing up years, living in Phoenix, Anaheim, Chicago, Denver, and St. Louis, and finally ending up in Salt Lake City, where she currently resides with her husband and four sons. She attended the University of Utah before turning her focus to raising her family. She never abandoned her love of writing, however, and later returned to her roots as a journalist, winning several awards through the Society of Professional Journalists for her feature writing and investigative skills. She is currently a corporate trainer for new writers and spends her extra time publicly speaking, teaching, and editing a newsletter for her church. She enjoys reading, learning, anything creative, and soaking in the sunshine with her friends and family.

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I received a copy of this book just before my family moved from the Cayman Islands back to our birthplace, Barbados. Amid the physical and emotional stress of an international move, this book helped me remember that there is so much more to life than the temporal. This story made me laugh, made me cry, made me want to jump for joy. Earlier this year, my husband suffered a mild heart attack, and thankfully, survived. However, I can totally relate to the chilling reality of possibly losing a beloved spouse well before his time, and facing the task of being a single parent. The basic premise behind this book is one of love, of true Christlike love for another being, and helping them through a difficult time. Thanks for writing this book, it's most definitely a keeper! --Kathryn Daniel

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