Written by Darryl Nyznyk
Published by Cross Dove Publishing
As soon as I turned the last page of Mary’s Son, I couldn’t wait to write and post this review. What a wonderful story!
Mary’s Son is about a teenager, Jared Roberts. He has a chip on his shoulder, thinks the world owes him something for the misfortune that has landed in his lap, and he is one angry teenager…especially at the Stone family. He thinks they are responsible for his father’s disappearance, his family’s misfortune, and he is determined that they pay. With a group of his friends in tow, he sets his sights on the Stone mansion, determined to take a little of what he feels he deserves.
Eleven-year-old Sarah Stone is just as angry. She is surrounded by wealth and material things – but with a household of servants at her disposal, and anything that money can buy, she is still the loneliest girl in the world. She would trade it all for just a bit of attention from her father, but since she doesn’t have it, she takes it out on everyone around her.
A brat and a brawler, both too absorbed in themselves to see the world around them, that is until Nicholas arrives. Nicholas, the sweet old man that looks suspiciously like Santa Claus, sweeps into their lives and tries to divert them from the destructive path that they are on. But the too refuse to change, and Nicholas must take them back in time to the first Christmas, before it is too late.
What a beautiful story for tweens, teens and adults alike! The two kids will frustrate you and break your heart at the same time. And the message is one we should hear, not just during Christmas, but all year round. It is a poignant reminder that everyone has a story, and if we just look a little closer (not just on the surface), we will find a heart yearning for love – God’s love.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Cover art image was obtained from the publisher’s website.