Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans (2006)
This book touched my heart and soul in so many ways. The characters were so believable and relatable. I couldn’t put it down, despite that fact that I was overcome with emotion at various times throughout the book. It was one of those books that kept me thinking about the characters long after I finished it. The book is narrated by a young man. Each chapter opens with a brief entry from his diary. A few of my favorite entries are:
- “My mother used to tell me that angels walk the earth disguised as people. Tonight I’m a believer.”
- “Sometimes you can’t go home again.”
- “I have learned firsthand that one well-placed truth can counter a lifetime of ignorance.”
- “Usually life’s greatest gifts come wrapped in adversity.”
Although this is considered a Christmas book, it certainly can be read at any time of the year.