"The Thirteenth Gift" is a beautifully written story by Charlene Costanzo. Claire, a traveling journalist, witnesses and reports on the hurting, abused and living in poverty children throughout the world. Claire meets an elderly woman, Baba, and a fable is shared about "gifts" that were brought from twelve godmothers for a king and queen daughters. These gifts are not traditional gifts as they include beauty, wisdom and imagination just to name a few. As Claire learns of these gifts she also learns to appreciate them and apply them to her own life, thus making changes in her own life. This is a well-written story that will make the reader think about his or her own life and any changes that should be made. This is a quick read, yet one that is thought-provoking as well.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*