Mason McAnder wanted only to become acquainted with his nana’s new employee, yet he realized that Blaine needed more than a typical dating relationship. She needed to see a love that far exceeded that which any man could give her.
Blaine’s greatest test was to endure one of life’s devastating tragedies and to know that God’s love holds up even under the worst circumstances.
By spending Christmas with the McAnder family, Blaine began to see how baking holiday cookies, buying heartfelt gifts, and even putting together a puzzle, all came under the umbrella of celebrating Christ’s birth. As a tiny seed of hope sprouted, Blaine realized her life did matter. Could she face her past mistakes and move on? It wouldn’t be easy, but nothing had ever come uncomplicated or painless for Blaine.
~Note from Elizabeth~
"The young girl, on the front cover, represents the lonely, solitary life of an ignored child. It depicts a young life full of pain, heartache, and sadness. So many have a similar childhood, strewn with nothing but homelessness and loss. Yet, as an adult, an elderly woman on a train senses a young woman's need and does her best to help the young woman get her life on a better path.
Through the help of a hometown Christmas, Blaine sees how a loving home and family can make life not only bearable but hopeful."