Jen's Christmas- The Christmas List

December 6, 2010

The Christmas List
By: Richard Paul Evans
349 Pages

A case of mistaken identity introduces James Kier to what people really think of him. He then makes a list of people he has hurt and sets out to right the wrongs.

Oh My Gosh!! This was an amazing book! A phenomenal book! I was glued to the story and almost hated to see it end. I have another book to add to my yearly Christmas reading list.

James Kier is a selfish man. A man driven by money and his own interests. Whether that be screwing over friends, serving his wife with divorce papers while she's seriously ill. He's not even above encouraging someone to make a bad financial decision that leads to them losing their house and life savings. And while he does all this he never bats an eye or thinks twice. He's never remorseful.

All that starts to change when a paper mistakenly runs his obituary. Upon going to the newspaper's website Kier reads the comments people have posted and they are anything but sad. This leads James to make a list of 5 people he has hurt. He intends to make up to them what he has done. With varying results, James Kier sets out a path that eventually leads to him to what really matters in life- mostly his life.

The bulk of the book is the journey of James Kier and the realizations he comes to. If you like A Christmas Carol, you will probably like The Christmas List. I warn you, the odds are pretty good that you will cry when one character dies. Despite that, you are in for a heartwarming read. I immediately went to the bookstore and bought the book.

Rating: Buy It!!


Casey (The Bookish Type) on December 6, 2010 at 11:15 PM said...

I was thinking as I read your review that it sounded like A Christmas Carol, but with a different twist -- I love it! I read A Christmas Carol for the first time this year (I know, I know) and loved it, so this sounds like my cup of tea! Thanks for the great review!

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on December 7, 2010 at 12:16 AM said...

Wow, like a modern A Christmas Carol with a twist! Sounds great. I will definitely try to find this book.

Jen on December 7, 2010 at 8:25 AM said...

Hey there, guys!! I hope you both get a chance to read it. Let me know what you think of it! Thanks for the comments!!

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