As I'm sure everyone knows by now, this book was written for Richard Paul Evans daughters and not meant to be published. (Why do I have a hard time believing that?) When I sat down to read it, I really didn't expect to love this book as much as I did. I had gotten my copy from the library, and knew I had to own it, so I bought my own copy. :) The Christmas Box tells the story of a young couple who become caretakers to an older women. She teaches them important life lessons-like it's more important to spend time with your family then your business, because before you know it your kids will be all grown up and you'll regret not spending more time with them. It's a heart wrenching tale full of laughter, tears and heart warming moments. I can see why this has become a Christmas favorite. I'm glad this book lived up to it's hype!