The Christmas Answer

The Christmas Answer

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by Kimberly B. Jackson
     
 
Despite outward appearances, life was not a fairytale for gospel singer Donna Dubois. Struggling with depression, loneliness, and uncertainty in her marriage, she reluctantly agrees to go on a holiday missionary trip to the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky.

During her stay, she is assigned to live with the widow Sara Cagle. Taking notice of Sara’s

Overview

Despite outward appearances, life was not a fairytale for gospel singer Donna Dubois. Struggling with depression, loneliness, and uncertainty in her marriage, she reluctantly agrees to go on a holiday missionary trip to the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky.

During her stay, she is assigned to live with the widow Sara Cagle. Taking notice of Sara’s perseverance, Donna soon begins to relax and actually enjoy herself.

When misfortune strikes Sara, Donna is forced to reexamine her life, her marriage, and most importantly, her faith. Taking over for Sara, Donna soon discovers the one thing she had been missing all her life—The Christmas Answer.

The Christmas Answer is an inspirational story that will make you realize that God’s plan is always laid out, even when you seem distant from him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015770308
Publisher:
Prism Book Group (Illuminate)
Publication date:
11/21/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
199,099
File size:
842 KB

Meet the Author

Kimberly first started to write to encourage her little boy to read. After including his favorite stuffed animal in four short children's stories, she decided to tackle her life long dream of writing Christian fiction. After placing second in a writing contest, her career of being a published author became a reality. She has been blessed to be married for over two decades to her husband, Jim and they have one son, Cole. She resides in a small town, outside of Birmingham, Alabama and attends a local Baptist Church. Kimberly likes to write books that inspire and uplift people. You can contact her at kimberlybjackson.blogspot.com

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VPCaine More than 1 year ago
Donna and Mark Du Boise have a seemingly wonderful life as professional gospel singers. After their last performance of the year, Donna sits in her dressing room crying in despair. She remembers how they met and how happy they had once been, but now ten year later she wasn’t so sure. She wonders if Mark would be better off married to someone who could give him a child. That ended for her when she lost their first and only baby. Donna wakes up a few mornings after they’re home to a note from Mark that he’s gone on a two week fishing trip. Feeling abandoned and pouring out her problems to her friend Ellie, Donna finds herself agreeing to go on a missionary trip to the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. Upon arrival at her host home, Donna meets Sara Cagle. The woman, her two sons and adopted daughters, Jessie and Lexie, live in extreme poverty and have very little to eat. Sara’s husband died from black lung disease and her two sons must work in the coal mine to help support the family. Donna works helping with the assigned tasks of the mission group. She is so overcome with her own sadness, she finds herself in a church talking to the minister and that’s when she realizes her real missionary assignment is to help with Sara’s family. Sara falls ill and is taken to the hospital. Donna fixes up the old shack Sara and the children live in and loads it with food. Donna wants to have a real Christmas for Sara’s children. Sara takes a turn for the worse. What will happen to her four children and will Mark understand why Donna has used so much of their savings to help this family? Kimberly B. Jackson touches your heart with the story of a family full of love despite their circumstances. Her characters learn to reach out beyond themselves and let God’s grace surround them.
CH2 More than 1 year ago
"The Christmas Answer" is so heart-warming, perfect for the Christmas season. Check your pulse if this doesn't make you dab away a few happy tears. No steamy sex, no violence, no foul language--just a beautiful story that captured my imagination and tugged at my heart. Thank you, Kim Jackson. Now, go and write me another story!
Danele More than 1 year ago
This story left me feeling uplifted. It illustrated in a sweet, gentle way how that even our worst problems can be miraculously transformed into something good. I enjoyed watching the characters receive their happy endings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very inspiring story perfect the Christmas Season. A very beautiful ending to a heart-warming story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago