Treasures of the Snow
Patricia St. John
Summary: Here is a beautiful story about a little motherless boy, raised by his older sister and father high in the Alps of Switzerland. Little Dani has a terrible accident that leaves him crippled--t'was caused by the mischievous, lazy, neighbour boy whom nobody really likes. Will Dani ever walk again? Can Annette forgive Lucien? How can Lucien show the proper amount of contriteness as proof of his guilt? The characters in this book seem to come alive on the pages as they grapple with those rich themes of forgiveness, kindness, guilt, shame and long suffering.
Personal Thoughts: There is a beautiful rhythm to the words in this story. You can see the tale unfolding before your eyes as you read, and my children were thoroughly gripped by the story. The author deals with the characters fairly, exposing the good and evil in the hearts of both the guilty and the wronged. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.