Sunday, December 11, 2016

Review: Giver of Wonders by:Roseanna M. White

 Giver of Wonders: How a Christmas Tradition Began (A Visibullis Story)
About the Book:
A miracle once saved her life ~ will another give her a future?
Cyprus was little more than a child when a fall left her paralyzed…and when the boy known as the wonder-worker healed her. Ever since, she has wondered why the Lord spared her, what he has in store for her. But her pagan father thinks she was spared solely so she could be introduced to the wealthy wonder-worker, Nikolaos.

Nikolaos has never questioned that his call in life is to dedicate himself to the church and to God. Never, that is, until he and his cousin Petros meet the compelling Cyprus Visibullis. For years he struggles with the feelings she inspires…and with the sure knowledge that Petros loves her too.
Petros knows he will never be good enough for Cyprus’s father to consider him as a match for his favorite daughter–not as long as Nikolaos is there. But when tragedy strikes the Visibullis family, he will do anything to save his beloved. Unfortunately, his beloved is determined to do anything to save her sisters–even at the cost of herself.

As the festival of lights bathes their Greek city in beauty, Cyprus, Petros, and Nikolaos celebrate the miracle of their Savior’s birth together one last time. And in remembrance of their Lord’s greatest gift, one of them will make the ultimate sacrifice for the others…and a centuries-long tradition will be born.

My Review:
 Christmas is a wonderful time for family and friends. Most of the time the story of Saint Nicholas gets shoved into a corner because it is most of the time overshadowed by "Santa". This story is one of wonder and amazement that will touch you to your very core. Everything can't be full of love and butterflies. Many people in those days struggled and they struggled with the world around them and all of the situations that they either created themselves or were thrown into by others.

 But many don't know the story of Nikolaos before becoming the Saint that he was destined to become. A man just fulfilling the calling God had placed on his life. This story will take us there and show us what was before the Saint and how it all came to pass. This is a story of love but not just romantic love but the love of family and dedication.

 Nikolaos ' character was my favorite. He gave of himself and it has been known throughout the world ever since. A great fictional story based on lifelike people and events. The story was a good one and I enjoyed it immensely.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.