I recently read "The Christmas Candle" and have to say, its my first time reading a Max Lucado book! I know, right? I've always heard wonderful things about this author and was glad my first read was a Christmas based book. It takes place in the 1800s in Gladstone (a Victorian England village). The town candle maker, Edward Haddington, and his wife, Bea, have a tradition to keep. Every 25 years, an angel visits, touches a candle around Christmas-time, and leaves just as mysteriously as it appears. Whoever the candle maker gives that particular candle to in town has always received a miracle. It becomes the talk of the town. However, when the town gets a new Reverend this particular year (when the angel should appear), he is hesitant to believe the 'local folklore' which angers many of the townsfolk. After a sequence of events, everyone's hearts are lifted and eyes are opened.
I really liked this book. It was really easy to get drawn into it and I liked the historic time period in which the author chose to make this book to take place. I actually read it in one evening (it is rather short too)! I could pretty much see how it was going to end once I was so far through, but it was still worth reading! I hope to read more of Max Lucado's books in the future. I can see why he is such a popular author!
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