“Taking a shortcut on a lonely country road, Daniel, Esther, and their cousin, Moni, stumble upon a mystery! A glimmering, sparkling, brightly lit Christmas tree is framed within the window of an old, long-abandoned, dilapidated mansion. The children are determined to solve the mystery and discover the old mansion’s secret–before Christmas.” (from Goodreads)
This book by Rebekah Morris is so sweet! I was immediately transported into the Christmas spirit and just as fascinated with the huge, sparkling tree as the main characters were. I especially loved how something just as simple as a Christmas tree blessed everyone so much! (Don’t tell anyone, but I cried over that scene.) The mystery was a lot of fun, and just when I thought I had it solved there was more to it than at first glance. 😉 The family relationships were very sweet (may I have an Uncle Mike for my very own?), and the whole thing ended quite satisfactorily. Recommended for all ages!
Best quote: “Yes,” agreed another man nearby. “When I look at that tree, I see hope, and possibilities which might have been, and I’m reminded to not let the little trials and troubles rob me if my joy this Christmas season.”
Altogether, I loved it and will definitely be reading it for Christmases to come. 😉