Mary's Son by Darryl Nyznyk
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Christmas Fiction
Book Description: Eleven-year-old Sarah Stone is lonely in a mansion amidst butlers, nannies, housekeepers, and a father who is too busy for her. She is angry at the world. On the other side of town, in a slum called the Sink, Jared Roberts and his gang barely survive broken families and a hardscrabble existence. Jared, too, is angry, and intends to do something about it. He eyes Sarah's mansion for a pre-Christmas burglary that will show the world who he really is.
Into this mix comes a mysterious little man named Nicholas, who intrigues, yet scares, Sarah and Jared. Against incredible doubt and cynicism, Nicholas tries to guide the two youths away from their anger and the suffering that will follow, only to realize he can not move them. Finally, he whisks them to another time and place where a Christmas long ago teaches them the true meaning of life in a way they never imagined.
MARY'S SON is a modern tale of the fears and passions of youth overcome by the wonder of the real Christmas story
My thoughts: Two children who are on different sides of the wealth spectrum are brought together by a wonderful man named Nicholas (aka Santa Clause).
Both children are hurting and feeling a sense of abandonment from their father's. Nicholas tries to soften their hearts and see the good and the love in their lives and situations.
This is a beautifully told story. Nicholas prays and teaches of the Savior. It is a great mesh of biblical and traditional Christmas.