Theodora’s Children: A Tale Of Hope
LONELINESS IS A TERRIBLE THING.
FORTUNATELY, THERE’S AN ANTIDOTE,
WHICH LEADS TO ONE OF THE MOST HEARTWARMING CHRISTMAS STORIES YOU’LL EVER READ
Gretchen is a girl who suffers from a dreadful loneliness. Though she is extremely rich, having virtually everything under the sun that any boy or girl could ever want, she has no friends her own age—not one, not a single one.
Then, one night, during a terrible accident, someone mysterious enters her life, someone who will cause it to change forever.
Here’s a sad snippet:
Could it be that what the counselors said about her was true? Was she delusional? Had she imagined everything that had happened thus far–the fire, the rescue, the midnight rendezvous, the terrible hovel, the faces of the children, grim and blue in the bitter cold. All these thoughts raced through her head, causing her to wonder whether everything in her life had been a nightmare, from its beginning to what would soon be its end.
And here’s a glad snippet:
“The return home was filled with more merriment. The children rode together in their own open sleigh, singing aloud the beautiful Christmas carols they’d learned from Theodora. All around the snow glistened in the light of the setting sun.
“It was not until night that the children arrived at their new home. A full moon blazed in the heavens and the stars sparkled like costly diamonds. Everyone was filled with great anticipation. What would they do on this, their first official day of being brothers and sisters?
“‘We must have a Christmas,’ declared Jessica.
“‘Oh yes!’ exclaimed Gretchen, grabbing her parents by the arms. ‘May we have a Christmas? Along the way we talked about it. It would be so wonderful.’
Be prepared for Celebration and Despair; Loneliness and Wonder, Villains and Heroes, Palaces and Dungeons, Kings and Queens, Ice Cream and Avalanches, and most of all—A Very Merry Christmas.
What Reviewers Are Saying
- This sweet story of a lonely girl whose only wish could never come true is a lesson in coping with disappointment. When we learn the mystery of faith, we have a Father who never leaves us truly lonely . . . –Lisa Lickel, Living Our Faith Out Loud
- An excellent story for readers who like adventures, mysteries, and learning about God’s love in a way even a child can understand it . . . . A great tale of redemption, love, hope, and faith. –Sally Shupe, Book Reviews