Saturday, 19 November 2011

Remembering Christmas~ Review

About the Book:
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.

My Review:

Remembering Christmas is such a Wonderful Book! The characters will steal your heart and the Book Nook will make you wish you could go and spend an afternoon, listening to the music or choosing just the right book to read. Rick Denton is a young man whose focus is completely on climbing that corporate ladder. When Rick was just a young boy, his father left him and his mother. Rick never knew why but he always hoped one day he would see him again. In the meantime, he lived on the memories he and his Father had when Rick was just a young boy. Rick's mother, Leanne, remarried Art. Art tried very hard to have a relationship with Rick but to no avail. Rick didn't have much of a relationship with his mother either. He did his obligatory phone call each Christmas and a birthday card, of course.

Just as Rick is getting ready for his vacation, a much anticipated ski trip, he receives a phone call from his mother. Art has had a stroke and she needs Ricks help to run their store- The Book Nook..... Rick accepts the call to help, however, he doesn't necessarily do it with a willing heart. Turns out, things are worse than just a stroke for Art, and Rick is asked to stay even longer.

As I finished this book, the Scripture from Romans 8:28 came to me.

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them

Seeing the Hand of God work in each and everyone of the characters in this book is absolutely Precious! Seeing Rick's heart being transformed throughout the book is just awesome. The Faith in which Leanne and Art share with all of those who visit their store is just sooo beautiful.

If you love to read a Christmas book during the Christmas season, I would highly recommend you choose "REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS" by Dan Walsh. You will laugh and even cry, but no matter what emotions you experience my guess is that in
the end, you will love "Remembering Christmas!"

I know I sure did!

Happy Reading


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