THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN by Rexanne Becnel from Pocket Star eBooks was a touching story that can be read in one sitting but has moments that will stay in your heart for a long time to come. A little girl, Anna, who never knew her dad is being sent to live with him after her grandmother who raised her passed away. Scarred and confused she is sent to him on a train.
Her mother who has all kinds of issues finds out you cannot send a child Anna’s age on a train trip alone. She dumps her daughter with an older woman, Eva and asks her to safeguard her. However, the elder woman has some issues with reality. Thus it becomes Anna’s role to take care of Eva. This special little girl is used to caring for her grandmother so she seems to know just what to do.
Anna tries to put aside her thoughts and fears about her dad as she tries to help Eva who seems confused for much of the trip. She was split from her family during the Second World II, her mother told her to run to escape the Nazis and that is what she did. Eventually she got married and had a son. But on the train she is caught somewhere back in time and in her memories.
This story is beautiful of relationships, caring and compassion which definitely requires tissues be kept close. There are so many precious moments that bring this story together.
Happy Joys of the Season to you and a Wonderful New Year of Great Reads Ahead.