Ellinger had given me a copy of the book a year ago and asked for my opinion. I finally read it on Christmas Eve. Although Christmas 2018 is just a memory (although this Christmas-y weather is very much present), the story can be read and enjoyed any time of the year.
According its Amazon description, "Sarah's Christmas Wish" is "A heartwarming Christmas story about a seven year old girl living in an orphanage with her two best friends. Her dream is to find a home with parents for herself and her friends. The orphanage is not one of warmth or compassion but it doesn't stop Sarah's dreaming and good nature."
Ellinger starting writing stories for children and adults years ago – "Sarah's Christmas Wish" among them – but never began self-publishing them last year. Unlike many local authors, Ellinger, an artist, has done her own book covers and illustrations.