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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
Lea’s Gift (Christmas Holiday Extravaganza) by Delia Latham and Tanya Stowe is sure to become a holiday favorite. It is a story of love, blessings, heartache and joy. Lea Dale is a young woman who has survived a fire as a little girl. She is left with one side of her face scarred and a beautiful spirit. Lea and her parents own the Looking Glass Ranch, a therapeutic camp for disfigured teens, helping them overcome their scars and learn to live and love themselves and others for who they are, rather than what they look like. Lea’s world is completely shaken when suddenly before her stands Laren Meadows, a rich and very handsome man, who wants to spend some time at the camp and possibly invest in the Looking Glass Ranch. Lea falls instantly in love with him and Laren appears to be deeply attracted to Lea.
Latham and Stowe have written Lea’s Gift with feeling and compassion. I instantly fell in love with each of the characters and hoped for a happy ending. This book is only eighty-four pages but it is stocked full of Christmas miracles and love. It was impossible to put it down, but I hated getting to the last page and leaving my friends behind. Lea’s Gift would be a perfect Hallmark Special Christmas tradition to watch year after year after year. I cried, I laughed, and I cheered and booed as the story unfolded. I highly recommend this book to everyone; it is a beautiful reminder of how we should treat each other, what is really important on this earth and just a lovely story. I give this book a five star plus, plus, plus rating. I urge you to read Lea’s Gift; you will not be disappointed.