Saturday, December 1, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Saving Savannah by Sara Fitzgerald

Saving Savanna by Sara Fitzgerald
Published Date: Christmas Season 2012
Publisher: Cedar Fort Inc

The Story: Devan can’t help but blame God for his wife’s death, so the last thing he wants to do this holiday season is celebrate.  But when his daughter, Savanna, makes a special Christmas wish, their little family will never be the same.  Filled with faith and tenderness, this heartwarming story is sure to remind you of the real power behind the magic of Christmas.

My Review: Wow.  I wish I would have thought to have tissues while I read this story.  Savanna is such a tender-hearted girl of 5.  Her momma is dead and her dad doesn’t think that she understands this fact.  When he asks what she wants Santa to bring her, Devan doesn’t know what to do.  He can’t bring back the dead. 

If you’re looking for a good Christmas story to read, or buy for someone, this is it.  It’s a short story, but the message is powerful.

An excerpt:
He inhaled deeply and then slowly exhaled. Fog circled around Savanna’s head; for a split second she looked like an angel as the cold from his breath danced around her brown curls.

She was waiting for him to tell her everything was going to be all right, that Mommy was in heaven looking down at them, but how could he? He no longer believed in heaven and hell. No loving God would have allowed what had happened to Vivian to take place. Devan couldn’t let Savanna become disillusioned.

Savanna placed her arms around his neck. “Grandpa says she’s in heaven watching out for us.”

He swallowed and then changed the subject. “We’d better go shopping, or else we won’t be done before Christmas. We only have three days left until Santa comes down our chimney. What do you want him to bring you?”

“There’s only one thing I want from him,” she whispered, leaning toward him.

He forced a smile. “And what’s that?”
“I want Mommy back.”
Tears blurred his vision. He wanted her mommy back too, more than anything in the world, but not even Santa Claus could do that. Vivian was dead, buried in a cold cemetery with only the snowfall as her blanket against the storms of winter.

About the author:

Sara Fitzgerald was named the 2006 Writer of the Year for the League of Utah Writers. She lives with her husband and daughter in Salt Lake City. She loves the Christmas season.

Sara is providing a physical copy of her book!  Contest will run for one week.  Open to US residents.
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  1. My favorite memory would be as a child riding in the back of the car listening to Christmas music and looking at all the lights on the houses.

  2. One of my favorite memories is of waking up early with my brother to see the presents and imagining what was in them.



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