Joanne Huist Smith's The 13th Gift proves that there are still good Samaritan's in the world and that Charity conquers all. This true account of a Christmas Miracle can be read at any time in the year. Anytime you need a lift for your spirit. The writer retell's of her first Christmas after the death of her spouse when she feels overwhelmed and totally alone. She wants to make the Holiday's special for her children but funds are strained. When word spreads among friends and neighbors, they get together to make Christmas special for her and the children. A very touching book with a powerful message. One that I can read over and over again. I was fortunate to review this book for Blogging for Books. To read more about the author .