Release date: November 2017
Genre: Holiday Fiction
“I became paralyzed with fear. Tears started to run down my cheeks as I sat motionless on the bed facing the locked door.”
Patty had slowly opened up to Bob. She thinks she might be falling in love with him. Even so, he has gone back to New York, and she has not heard from him in two weeks. It is another loss for her. First, her mother died when she was young, and then her husband, Matt, was killed in Afghanistan. She has lost all that were close to her. All but her dad and he is her rock. He is the one that gives her strength.
In, The Christmas Gate 2, Patty’s life becomes like a roller coaster, with the ups and the downs. She loses, and then wins, only to lose again. Then Patty is rocked with an emotional bombshell. She tries to gather herself together, then only another heartbreak again.
She resigns herself to wait at the old farm house until Bob returns to her. She unleashes what Bob had uncovered during his earlier stay, and she too is taken on a journey that will bring to the surface the things she has buried deep inside her, things that she has forgotten, things she refuses to confront, and things that could eventually set her free. Patty and Bob’s story continues in, The Christmas Gate 2.
Last year I had the pleasure of reading The Christmas Gate and found it to be a truly heartwarming and beautiful read. It ended with things sort of up in the air so I was delighted to be able to read the second part this holiday season! This was an amazing ending to a gorgeous story, I loved learning more about Patty, who was introduced in the first part.
Once again I want to point out that this does discuss religion and it does play a significant role in the storyline, I find that it adds warmth, heart and beauty to it but wanted to give a heads up. The meaning behind these books is fantastic, it shows how much more there is to the holiday season than just exchanging gifts and emphasizes the importance of family, friends and faith all in a subtle manner. I read this on Christmas Eve and there’s really no better time to cozy up with this one, it’s short and begs to be read all at once which is exactly what I did!
I also want to wish everyone the merriest Christmas, I hope each and everyone of you has a wonderful, relaxing and joyful day spent with family and friends!
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the author for my review copy.