I really should have known better I mean honestly Heidi Cullinan that right there should have told me I wanted to read it way before now. I liked 'Let It Snow' so much that I've pushed back my planned reading of Amy Lane's book 'The Bells of Times Square' so that I can read the second book in this series before it.
I loved both Marcus and Frankie theirs was a really sweet and heartwarming story and I'm so glad I didn't wait any longer to read this. I'm really looking forward to 'Sleigh Ride' which is about Marcus's friend Arthur and the man who will hopefully capture his heart. Now we just need to get Paul's story...next Christmas maybe? One can only hope.
One of the things that really touched my heart about this story was the interaction between Marcus and his mother. Alzheimer's is such a difficult disease to deal with and so hard not just on the victim but their loved ones. It is something that I unfortunately have had first hand experience with on more than one occasion. So to see the compassion and dignity that was given to Mimi but the author through her characters interactions with Mimi was truly heartwarming and made me an even bigger fan of this author.
To me this was a story about love in many forms. The love of a parent for their child, a child for their parent, friends for each other, love of community and yes the passionate love that one person can have for another...for that one person who fulfills them as no one else can and in the end the love of a reader for a well told story.