I *love* Christmas -- so I was very excited when I was given the opportunity to review the book The Nativity Collection by Robert Morgan -- a gift book consisting of 6 short stories.
I know you're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but based on this book's beautiful cover picture, I had high expectations for the book. The pictures inside, however, were too frequent and at times only remotely relevant to the story. I found them to be a distraction and would have preferred a well selected picture or two per story.
The first story, "Ollie", was one that captured my interest and tugged at my heart strings. On Christmas Eve a family finds that their car, which was filled with their Christmas presents, has been stolen. The events that follow make the Christmas a memorable one for everyone involved and teach a valuable lesson about love.
If I were reviewing just the story"Ollie", I would recommend the book whole heartedly, however other stories in the collection could not compare to this one. Many of the stories I felt I could take or leave. In my opinion, the story "Over My Dead Body" felt more like a bad joke than a Christmas story.
Since I would only want to read two out of the six stories over again I can't give my full recommendation of this book. If "Ollie" ever becomes available as an illustrated children's book I would happily recommend it.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book through Booksneeze.com in exchange for my honest review.
~❀~ Chelsey ~❀~