Stan Winters can’t see what the problem is, FINALLY he’ll get to spend his holiday in peace. Maybe actually watch a few games and eat on his own schedule. If only Judith would get out of this funk and do her part. What’s the deal with her anyway? It’s not like anything has changed!
I have a confession. I always skip Dan Walsh titles. Not because I think they won’t be good. Quite the contrary. It’s because I don’t like to cry. I mean, what is the point in reading something that will make you cry, right?
Huh. Well, the synopsis for Keeping Christmas lured me in. It’s my fear. My worry. What will happen when it’s just us for Christmas?
Since much of this book is written in first person from Judith’s perspective and my hubby’s name is Stan, it was especially easy to immerse myself in Keeping Christmas. The fear, the despair, the loss Judith felt of being alone through the holidays was so real and painful I just wanted to cry (or smack my hubby for being so heartless).
|Publisher & Date:||September 1st 2015 by Revell|
|Genre:||Christmas, Christian Fiction|
|ISBN:||0800721195 (ISBN13: 9780800721190)|
|Setting:||Mount Dora, Florida|
|This Counts for these Challenges:||2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 New Authors Reading Challenge, 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge|
With the sequel, The Homecoming, book reviewers began to liken Dan’s writing to Nicholas Sparks. Dan’s 3rd novel, The Deepest Waters, earned his 3rd Carol Award for Best Short Historical. His 4th novel, Remembering Christmas became his first national bestseller and was a finalist for Inspirational Book of the Year.
Since then, Dan has written 13 more novels, including a 4-book fiction series with Gary Smalley. The Discovery and The Reunion, both stand-alones, were also named finalists for RT’s Inspirational Book of the Year and both have over 350 5-Star reviews on Amazon. The Reunion has also been optioned for full-length feature film.
Dan released his first indie-published novel, When Night Comes in Nov 2014. It is the first book in the Jack Turner suspense series. He plans to release the sequel early in 2016. He’s also just released Rescuing Finley, the first in the Forever Home series, a new trilogy of books that will also feature dogs as a main character.
Dan lives in the Daytona Beach area with his wife, Cindi, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel. They’ve been married for 38 years and have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren.
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