It snowed over the weekend, and so that makes it the perfect time for:
A) snow boots
B) hot chocolate
C) fuzzy slippers, electric blankets, and sweats
D) another Christmas book review
E) all of the above
If you guessed E) then you're right on. (Good for you!) I'll have to let you take care of your own A-C because I can't help you out a whole lot on that, but I can take care of D) for you.
Today's Christmas book review is An Angel on Main Street by Kathi Oram Peterson.
From the back cover:
Micah Connors promised his mother he would be good in their new town. But with Christmas only three days away, being escorted home by the sheriff does not bode well. Can the towering officer be trusted not to tell what happened? Perhaps the ramshackle stable that has appeared on Main Street will sidetrack him from spilling the day’s events — or maybe his interest in Micah’s widowed mother will do the trick. The last thing Dawn Connors needs is to hear her son is in trouble. She has enough to worry about with her husband gone and her daughter, Annie, ill.
Even though Micah has told his sister the rustic structure in the middle of town is simply part of the town’s holiday decorations, Annie is sure that unseen angels are building the crude stable — which means baby Jesus is coming, and he can make her better. Terrified that his little sister might die, Micah vows to find the baby Jesus for Annie, even if it is only a plastic doll. But as Micah gets nearer to his goal he finds angels are closer than he ever would have believed.
An Angel on Main Street fits perfectly in the uplifting, Christmas feel-good-and-be-thankful-for-your-blessings niche. And its short enough and a smooth enough read that it won't knock you over into the "Ahhh!-I'll-never-get-this-finished-just-like-I-won't-finish-my-Christmas-shopping-and-I'm-now-a-ball-of-stress" that happens so often during the holidays. (But then, I might just be projecting my own issues.)
I appreciate Kathi Oram Peterson's reminder that there are angels that surround us and live next to us every day. And that sometimes we are the ones called on to be the angels. I recommend An Angel on Main Street for a nostalgic Christmas read with a good message. You can find out more about Kathi on her website.
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