Linda has always had sole care for her son Brage, and she's worked hard to ensure that he had a safer and better childhood than she herself had. As Christmas approaches, traditions and rituals become very important to Linda. She's planned everything carefully, so that Brage will experience the perfect Christmas! But then, out of the blue, Brage's father appears and wants to take his son on a cruise in the Caribbean. Then mysterical letters appear in Linda's mail box, from someone she doesn't know but who seems to know her. December suddenly becomes filled with chaos and concern, and difficult memories from her past arises. But help may appear from somewhere she didn't expect... A Christmas where nothing happens as planned could still turn out perfect.
Christmas letter is a book full of friendship, romance, music, motherhood, life and death and Norwegian Christmas traditions. The book has 24 chapters, a chapter for each day from 1st to 24th of December, and can be read as an advent calendar.
«Has all the elements of a good feel good (... and) the most Christmas spirit of the books I've read. Johnsen writes with credibility of a reality that many readers will recognise. Here is sledding, mulled wine, Christmas presents, saffron rolls, and advent calendars. (...) Johnsen guards the mystery well and knows exactly when to reveal the different plot details. The story alters between the warm and cozy, to the more serious topics. The characters are believable, and the dialogue is alive and good.»
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