Sarah and Andrew are deeply in love.
Married for years, they are each otherís friend, confidant,
and lover. Their lovemaking is new and fresh every time they
come together. One thing stands in the way of their
happiness, or rather, Sarahís happiness, and it is her
inability to conceive a child. In her mind, she knows that
Andrew loves her but her heart fears that his love will soon
wither and die without her being able to give him a child.
Drawing into herself and becoming more despondent each month
she doesnít conceive, Sarah goes through the motions of
their expected annual Christmas party. It then become
apparent to Andrew that the loving woman he married is now
just a shell of a woman. But he loves her and assures her
of that love. Hopefully it will be enough. Christmas time
is the time for surprises, right?
The Greatest Gift broke
my heart. Set in a time where women were valued only by how
many children they were able to safely deliver, I ached for
Sarah as her hopes and dreams seemed to shatter around her.
To her, she was worth nothing but to Andrew, she was his
entire world. I applaud his character for standing with her
and assuring her of this fact.
I enjoyed The Greatest Gift
very much. The emotional intensity was outstanding and I
found myself a bit weepy eyed more than once. Lia Sebastian
is making her way to my auto-buy list and it is for books
such as this!