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For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Greg Kincaid comes The 13th Gift, a heartwarming Christmas story about how a random act of kindness transformed one of the bleakest moments in a family’s history into a time of strength and love.

After the unexpected death of her husband, Joanne Huist Smith had no idea how she would keep herself together and be strong for her three children—especially with the holiday season approaching. But twelve days before Christmas, presents begin appearing on her doorstep with notes from their “True Friends.” As the Smiths come together to solve the mystery of who the gifts are from, they begin to thaw out from their grief and come together again as a family. This true story about the power of random acts of kindness will warm the heart, a beautiful reminder of the miracles of Christmas and the gift of family during the holiday season.

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  • “The beautiful story told in The 13th Gift reinforces how the most precious gifts at Christmas are when people give unconditional love and support and it proves how compassion and a kind heart can change lives. Acts of kindness can create a legacy that lives on from generation to generation.”

    Laura Schroff, New York Times bestselling author of An Invisible Thread

  • “I loved The 13th Gift—a truly heartfelt and intelligent book. Joanne Smith deftly reconciles the difficult terrain that ranges between the Christmas we all want and the tragedies of life that sooner or later beset us all. Highly recommend it to all, but particularly to those that are dealing with recent losses and don’t’ know how or if they will ever find their way back.”

    Greg Kincaid, author of Christmas with Tucker and A Christmas Home

  • "The 13th Gift has a touch of magic in it. It’s a lovely story that proves we can recover from any loss, strengthened by the blessings of others. It’s a classic for the Christmas season—and all seasons.”

    Glenn Plaskin, author of Katie up And down the Hall: The True Story of How One Dog Turned Five Neighbors into a Family

  • “For Joanne Huist Smith and her three children, the year held no prospects of a merry Christmas. Just months before, her husband and their father had died unexpectedly; and the approach of the holiday served only as another reminder that their lives were now much emptier. Then, twelve days before Christmas, a strange thing occurred: A gift, but no gift giver, appeared by their front door. The next day, another present appeared; and the next and the next and the next. As all these anonymous gifts piled up, something else was happening: Joanne and her children were rediscovering one another, coming together, and healing. This sweet memoir miracle makes perfect holiday reading.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Greg Kincaid comes The 13th Gift, a heartwarming Christmas memoir about how a random act of kindness transformed one of the bleakest moments in a family’s history into a time of strength and love.”

    BookReporter.com

  • The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle shows how an anonymous kindness can bring a family back together, first when they attempt to catch the givers in the act and later when they welcome the holiday spirit back into their altered landscape. The gifts they receive are small but make a lasting impact, and this warmhearted story is sure to inspire others to help those in need.”

    BookPage

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