Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cedar Fort Presents "Kris Kringle's Magic" by Diane Stringam Tolley Book Review

Kris Kringle is often in trouble for his beliefs. But in a world where elves are slaves, he is determined to make things right, even if it means standing alone. With the help of his friend Rebecca, Kris starts with the children. But can a pile of gifts on Christmas Eve really change anything?
Told from Rebecca’s perspective, Kris Kringle’s Magic is the story of a boy who devotes his life to the service of the poor, hungry, and destitute—and by doing so, becomes the legend of Santa Claus. This instant holiday classic is sure to captivate kids of all ages.

Kris Kringle's MagicKris Kringle's Magic by Diane Stringam Tolley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have to admit that I generally enjoy any story connected with Christmas.  And "Santa Claus" stories are always intriguing to me.  This story is not the typical "Santa" story.  The author has brought a different element to this story--prejudice.  Prejudice is one of those topics that always resonates with me.  I suppose because I feel strongly about it, and so often I have been accused of being racist or prejudiced (without cause).

The book is clean, nice, and has a positive message.  I honestly wish the author had slowed down just a little bit.  I felt like the story was very rushed, and I would have preferred it to be longer and more cohesive.  But that is just a personal preference.  I felt that Kris was too good to be true, but then again, I suppose that would be expected from Kris Kringle.  I just didn't feel that I got a grasp on the story, and I think if there had been more detail in the story, I may have understood it better.  However, the story will definitely resonate with anyone who likes a good Christmas story.

One other thing I liked was the Kris Kringle was not just giving children presents because they asked.  Instead, he was giving them things that they needed.  It was all about helping the poor and those who did not have enough to eat or nothing to keep them warm.  It was about Kris Kringle bringing children and their families what was needed, not what was wanted.  I really liked that concept of Kris Kringle.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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Meet the Author:
Diane Stringam Tolley was born and raised on the great Alberta prairies. Daughter of a ranching family of writers, she inherited her love of writing at a very early age. Trained in Journalism, she has penned countless articles and short stories. She is the author of four e-books and the recent Christmas story, Carving Angels, also by Cedar Fort. She and her husband, Grant, live in Beaumont, Alberta, and are the parents of six children and grandparents of twelve.  To learn more about author Diane Stringam Tolley you can visit her:

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your very honest opinion, Ruth! I appreciate it more than I can say! :)


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