Written by Dan Walsh
Published at Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
About the book
Can one Christmas change a life forever?
Rick Denton lives his life on his terms. He works hard, plays hard, and answers to no one. So when his mother calls begging him to come home after his stepfather has an aneurysm, Rick is more than a little reluctant. What was supposed to be just a couple days helping out at the family bookstore turns into weeks of cashing out old ladies and dealing with the homeless guy who keeps hanging around the store. The one bright spot is the lovely and intriguing young woman who works at his side each day.
As Christmas nears, Rick's old life beckons, the hurts from his past loom large, and the decisions he makes will determine more than just where he spends Christmas Eve.
With skillful storytelling, Dan Walsh creates a Christmas story that will have you remembering every good and perfect gift of Christmas.
Who is Dan Walsh?
Dan Walsh is the award-winning author of The Unfinished Gift, The Homecoming, The Deepest Waters, and Remembering Christmas. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his family in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.
I had the pleasure to discover Dan Walsh from the first book he wrote – The Unfinished Gift and since then I am totally hooked on his writings. I have been blessed to be able to review The Homecoming and The Deepest Waters in the past as well and this year I immediately jumped on the opportunity to review Remembering Christmas. Dan Walsh was able to catch my interest and keep me captive until the end of the story with Remembering Christmas. I feel as though his writing is almost magic has he is able to portrayed a series of characters that will keep you
I am not a huge fan of Christmas novels. I will admit though that the writings of Dan Walsh has capture my heart and I am always looking forward for his next novel when I finish one. So far he has written three Christmas novels and each time I have enjoyed them quite a lot. Each are different in their own way and each are worth reading.
In this particular novel, we will follow Rick Denton has he comes to help his mom and step-dad with their store after his stepfather suffered an aneurysm. He goes reluctantly and during the weeks where he is there, a miracle happens. His heart is transformed and God touched him at the core of his being. He realize that his current life is futile and that ultimately his place is near his family.
Throughout the book, you will encounter beloved characters as well as dramatic moments whether with the health of the stepfather, with the homeless person living next to the store or the thief who visited the store in the middle of the day. Slowly but surely the heart of Rick will melt and he will come to realize that pursuing money, women and fame is not what he is called to do.
If there was one Christmas novel that I would recommend you to read this Christmas it is definitively Remembering Christmas.
Remembering Christmas is currently free for the Kindle and Kindle app for the iPhone/iPad (Nov 27th 2011). Visit the Kindle website to download it. I am uncertain to how long this book will stay FREE so I would strongly suggest that you download it as soon as you can!
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The Christmas Shoppe is available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, even at amazon.ca.
Disclaimer: Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.