Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh from Revell

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Keeping Christmas
by Dan Walsh

Keeping Christmas
by Dan Walsh

Stan opened the ugly ornaments box and pulled out the top three ornaments, the ones wrapped in green paper, the kids’ favorites, and set them on the coffee table. He picked up the first one, the biggest one–Anna’s blue pinecone–and began to unwrap it. Without thinking, Judith walked up, stopped him, and gently took it out of his hand. She wrapped it back up, set it carefully in the box. Then picked up the other two ornaments, put them in the box, and closed the flaps.

“What’s the matter?” Stan said. “Did I do something wrong?”

“I don’t think I can do this.”

Nothing is more beautiful than family

For the first time since their children were born, empty nesters Judith and Stan Winters spent Thanksgiving without the kids, and it’s looking like Christmas will be the same. Judith can’t bring herself to even start decorating for the holiday; her kids always hung the first ornaments on the tree, ornaments they had made each year since they were toddlers. Sure, the ornaments were strange-looking–some were downright ugly–but they were tradition.

With Judith refusing to decorate the bare spruce tree in their living room, Stan’s only hope for saving the holiday is found in a box of handmade ornaments . . .

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I always look forward to Dan Walsh’s Christmas stories. Keeping Christmas is a story that relates to many people who have family living far away. Judith Winters couldn’t handle spending both Thanksgiving and Christmas without her children and their families. Refusing to decorate for Christmas causes her husband to go rethink the big boat he is thinking about buying and do something special for his wife.

How many people would love to have this husband! To be so selfless? And what did he do? That’s something you need to read this book to find out. And the good thing about this book, though it was an awesome read during the Christmas season, it is not necessarily just to read around Christmas. I would read it any time. The story is the same. And Dan Walsh has penned another awesome read!

I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Unfinished Gift and The Restoration Series with Gary Smalley. He has won three Carol Awards, and three of his novels were finalists for the RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for twenty-five years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel. Learn more at http://www.danwalshbooks.com.

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