REVIEW:Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh
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.
The characters are rich and authentic. The love and faith is true and evident. The storyline moves along quickly. The transformation in Rick's life is powerful and heartwarming. All the perfect ingredients for the perfect Christmas book. I would definitely recommend this book, and I've read one of Dan Walsh's other books, so I would confidently recommend the author as well!
Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Thanks to Donna Hausler and Baker Publishing Group who sent me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.