The 13th Gift

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The 13th Gift

A True Story of a Christmas Miracle

By Joanne Smith

Harmony, Hardcover, 9780553418552, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2014

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.

About the Author
Joanne Huist Smith is a native of Dayton, OH. She earned a bachelor's degree in English at Wright State University and worked as a reporter for the "Dayton Daily News." She is the mother of three and grandmother of two.