Recent Leisure reading

Needing a break from some heavy pastoral stuff, I recently breezed through this one. It was a needed respite, but not terribly edifying.


A newly empty-nest couple decide to skip Christmas and go on a cruise. Neighbors pressure and annoy, but they are resolved. In the end, their daughter returns home at the very last minute, so they scramble to produce a Christmas for her. The neighbors wind up helping pull it together.

The point seemed to be that living in community can bring annoying pressures to conform, but that communities provide things we can't give ourselves.

Overall review: an anemic smile and shrug. I wouldn't recommend it unless your mind needs to unwind. Most people need a kick in the other direction, though, to get their minds in gear...

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