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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh....a review

I read Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh at the tail end of 2013.   I posted only 26 days of Christmas last year and decided I would post thirty one days of Christmas in 2014.   December of 2013 was a very hard month for my family.   We lost my husband and my brother within two weeks of each other so it was hard to read and blog and mourn at the same time.

Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:

Rick Denton lives his life on his terms. He works hard, plays hard, and answers to no one. So when his mother calls on Thanksgiving weekend begging him to come home after his stepfather has a stroke, Rick is more than a little reluctant. He's never liked Art and resents the man's presence in his life, despite the fact that his own father abandoned the family when Rick was just twelve. When what was supposed to be just a couple days helping out at the family bookstore turns into weeks of cashing out old ladies and running off the homeless man who keep hanging about, Rick's attitude sours even more. 

Still, slowly but surely, the little bookstore and its quirky patrons--as well as the lovely young woman who works at his side each day--work their magic on him, revealing to Rick the truth about his family, his own life, and the true meaning of Christmas. With skillful storytelling, Dan Walsh creates a Christmas story will have readers remembering every good and perfect gift of Christmas.

From my perspective:

I truly enjoyed reading Walsh's story.   Dan Walsh is a Christian writer and writes about faith and miracles of a heart changing nature.   His are stories of fractured families in need of healing; poignant and timely for the world we live in.   His writing flows fluently and his characters are well developed and believable, somewhat flawed, but redeemable.   Within the story there is a bit of mystery, a bit of softness as a little girl shares her Christmas wishes, miraculous healing and subtle healing and a Christmas Memory is born.    I recommend this as one of the most charming stories I have read!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  I purchased a kindle copy of this book.  

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