The Broken Christmas Tree by D W Rigsby

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It’s 1983 in Southern Ohio near the mighty Ohio river in a small town nestled in the Little Smokies. Twelve year old Danny is no ordinary child. He continues to see extraordinary things around him. His family struggles with the reality of poverty, though his spirit is often lifted by his good friend Cluster. This year is different and Danny is desperately worried his mom has given up on Christmas. He decides to set out into the frozen wilderness in search of the most perfect gift to give to his mom. Away from home, and with night fast approaching he’s faced with dangers which threaten to steal away what he most wants.

Hott Review:

Brothers. Many times as I was reading The Broken Christmas Tree I thought of my childhood and my siblings. The arguments, the animosity, the comandere, the togetherness.

As I read I felt like I was listening to someone recount tales of their childhood. A highlight real of the memories. As they put together the big picture.

The Broken Christmas Tree isn’t a book I loved. I think I didn’t enjoy it because it felt more like non-fiction.


Author: D W Rigsby
Source: I purchased this item on June 6, 2015 when it was Free
Publisher & Date: October 24th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Genre: Christmas Christian Fiction (according to Godreads)
ISBN: 1502821621 (ISBN13: 9781502821621)
Pages: 262
Grade: DNF
Ages: 12+ – to about 25%
Steam: YA – to about 25%
Setting: New Weston, Ohio 1974-1983

Author Bio:

D.W. RigsbyD.W. Rigsby was born in 1971 in Portsmouth, Oh. Raised by a single mother of three he learned to make do with that they had. He grew up in New Boston, Oh then moved to FL finishing his high school years. After that, he joined the US Army in 1991-1995 where he worked in telecommunications. He pursued his degree in electronics/information technology while working full time. He completed his degree program in 2000 earning his B.S. Information Systems graduating cum laude. He’s spent over 20 years in computer networks and continues to work in the field today.

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