Monday, October 24, 2011

A DOG NAMED CHRISTMAS and CHRISTMAS WITH TUCKER by Greg Kincaid

Christmas is coming and I have to admit I love that holiday for so many reasons.  One of the biggest reasons that I Iove Christmas is all the great Christmas reads.  There is nothing better than snuggling in with a great read in winter. There are so many good Christmas stories out there, but 2 of my favorites are A DOG NAMED CHRISTMAS and CHRISTMAS WITH TUCKER (Prequel to A Dog Named Christmas).  They are both heartwarming and beautifully written. It gets you into the Christmas spirit and makes your remember what is really important in life.  I hope you add these two great books to your Christmas reading lineup.

PS...A DOG NAMED CHRISTMAS is also a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie and I have to say an an amazing book to movie pick!

A Dog Named Christmas

Product Description

In this heartwarming novel, author Greg Kincaid tells the tender story of how one very special dog changed the lives of his adoptive family—and an entire town—forever.

“Todd, they always want you to adopt a dog. That’s what they do. Besides, we don’t need another animal around here, and most definitely not a dog.”When Todd McCray, a developmentally challenged young man still living on his parents’ Kansas farm, hears that a local animal shelter is seeking temporary homes for its dogs during the days leading to Christmas, he knows exactly what he wants for the holidays. His father objects, but Todd’s persistence quickly wins out. Soon the McCrays are the short-term foster family for a lovable pooch the young man names Christmas.

But what about all the other dogs who will be forced to spend the Yuletide season in cages? In the days that follow, Todd uses his special gifts of persuasion to encourage his hometown to participate in the “Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program.” What follows from his small act of kindness will teach his family, and his community, about peace on earth and good will toward men—and animals.

Christmas With Tucker

From Publishers Weekly

George McCray, the 12-year-old hero of this amicable holiday story, is wrestling with a lot: his father's died, his mother's left him with his grandparents on their dairy farm (where he's expected to pull more than his share of work), and he's reluctantly "inherited" a dog, Tucker, from the alcoholic next door. After a rocky start, Tucker soon becomes George's best friend and gives him the strength to take on his challenges and move into adulthood. Cute, hopeful, and residing on the safe side of saccharine, this heartwarming if unoriginal tale should appeal especially to younger readers. (Nov.) (c)
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A Dog Named Christmas DVD (Hallmark Hall of Fame)

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