Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Book Stops Here: Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh

I'm taking a break from my Mind over Madi excitement to promote  a book written by an author I've come to really enjoy. I met Dan Walsh for the first time a couple years ago at the ACFW conference in Denver.  His first book was coming out at the time and now, two years later, he's got several books under his belt and is even collaborating on a novel with Gary Smalley! Cool, huh?

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing his latest novel, REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS. And just in time for the holidays! Here's a blurb:

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.

A full review of REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS will be posted soon on, but let me just say that I highly recommend this book. The characters are expertly crafted, the plot is engaging, plus it's set in my favorite-ever era of the 1980s! Could it get any better than that?

REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS will make you smile and warm your heart this holiday season. Definitely one for the Christmas keepsake shelf.

Watch for the link to my full review in the next week or so. In the meantime, you can purchase Remembering Christmas: A Novel on or at your local bookstore.

“Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

 **Thanks to Revell for providing me with a copy of this book to review. A positive review was not required and all thoughts are my own.**

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