The 13th Gift

A True Story of a Christmas Miracle

by Joanne Huist Smith

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 12 days before Christmas, presents begin appearing on her doorstep with notes from their "True Friends." As the Smiths came together to solve the mystery of who the gifts were from, they began 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.

Recent Reviews

The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle

Cheryl Hart

5 Stars

“Megan needs Christmas, but I’m not ready to descend into fa-la-la land.”The 13th Gift is a true story about the Smith family during the Christmas season. Joanne Smith and her…

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a new christmas classic

Camille Fredrickson

5 Stars

I was a little nervous about reading an autobiographical book about a single events (well set of events). I recently read “Brain on Fire” and I felt like it dragged on and I thought that might happen with this book as well. I read it in…

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A Heartwarming Christmas Tale

Michelle Reynolds

4 Stars

I love books about the holidays.  I always find them touching and try to read as many seasonally themed books as I can in the months leading up to Christmas.  When I saw this book offered through the 

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The 13TH Gift

Brenda Klaassen

4.5 Stars

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. This book did touch my heart and it inspired me to look at each day differently. I know that our world is really hurting, but sometimes simple things are the best way to…

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Read It in One Sitting

Julie Failla Earhart

5 Stars

The holiday season starts at Halloween at my house. It’s time to get busy and get everything done. So when this little book crossed my lap, I thought I’d get a jump on getting in the spirit. I like uplifting holiday stories, and this…

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