An uplifting short Christmas story to warm the heart on this cold holiday season… Megan Jenkins isn’t looking forward to Christmas. The holidays will forevermore remind her of what she had and lost. Her husband, and love of her life, died a few days after Christmas the year before, leaving her a young widow with a fatherless son to raise. During the course of this Christmas Eve, Megan experiences her own Christmas Miracle as she learns the true meaning of giving with the help of Kevin Murdock, a long-time friend who’s always been there for her. A Christmas Miracle is based on a true story - a Christmas Eve adventure that had to be immortalized in this short story so it would never be forgotten.
©2014 Sandra L. Loyd (P)2015 Sandra L. Loyd
We chose to listen to this as a family on a road trip. If you have kids who believe in Santa, do not listen to this with them! The book spills the beans and this could be traumatic to a kid who still believes.
I would have used a different narrator. The story seemed a bit far fetched, too (I don't think the mother in law would really be that cruel).
Personally, I didn't like the voice of the narrator. She grated on my nerves a bit (sorry!).
While we did enjoy this story, it wasn't my favorite but it was enjoyable. I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
I love books...I love storytelling. Audiobooks allow me to enjoy a great story while still being able to do my daily routine. Thanks Audible
I liked the various characters introduced (sisters, kids, in-laws, friends). Ms Loyd is a great storyteller. I'm looking forward to hearing more from this author.
At times, the narration was a bit robotic. Ms. Dines annunciation is impeccable. I just wanted a bit more warmth.
I received a free copy of this audiobook via audiobookblast from the author in exchange for an unbiased review.
Narrator Carol Dines has a pleasing voice and she uses it well to portray a variety of characters and emotions.
It's relatable. Most of us can understand loss, and the hopeful ending is one we all yearn for.
Would be a spoiler if I disclosed!
Yes. Of course it's less than two hours long, so I could!
Sweet, uplifting holiday story with enough realism and difficult issues to make it compelling. Easy to listen to.
I am a working woman in a man's world but it's ok because I really love being around men !! I've been happily married for 48 years!
I just love a happy ending and this book left me feeling very happy. Christmas is always a sad time for some people so when they get a 2nd chance at love it is wonderful.
Megan was my favorite because she is so real and I wanted her to find love again. She was a good mom who had to put up with her "not so nice" mother-in-law even after the death of her husband. I love how she finally told her son's grandma to stop harassing her. Good job Megan !!
Carol has a wonderful voice and I really enjoyed listening to her. I felt like I was right there in every scene. She has a very pleasing way of speaking.
Kevin was very memorable because he was so sweet to help Megan find Buddy when he got lost. I am a major dog lover and this touched me.
I am looking forward to hearing another book by this author and narrator !
It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.
I listened to "A Christmas Miracle" and I liked it although I thought it had the potential to be much better. I like the direction the author Sandy Loyd is moving in. I like that she's a country girl as am I and I feel she's an author to watch for great things to come.
The overall story was good and I would have liked more back story and world-building. I felt that this was a glimpse into a much larger story. And whew, as far as the protagonist Megan's former mother-in-law blaming her for their loss, I was glad she finally took Kevin's advice and stood her ground. I felt there was too much of a jump ahead as far as the two of them getting together. I would have liked more in this area as far as relationship building. I liked the suspense towards the end. I thought that was good and it drew me in.
Carol Dines narration was hit and miss for me on this one. The hit was that I can hear in her tone that she has what it takes. Her tone was nice and I could listen to her again. The miss was that in a few places I felt her inflections were overly dramatic. It would also be good to just move from chapter to chapter without the title being repeated each time.
Good job ladies and I really do hope to hear more from both in the future.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast. I wish the book was longer, but it is worth a credit!
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