Christmas Non-Fiction Book Reviews
I was sent a free copy of Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh by Revell Reads in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh.
Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh
Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh is about two empty nesters Judith and Stan Winters who spent Thanksgiving without the kids. Due to money concerns of their children they will be spending Christmas with just the two of themselves as well. Judith Winters just can not bring herself to even start decorating for Christmas. The holiday tradition of her kids hanging the first ornaments on the tree that they had made each year since they were young. When Judith Winters refuses to begin decorating for the holiday season her husband Stan Winters knows something is up. Stan Winters find inspiration for saving the holiday in an old box of ugly ornaments.
Dan Walsh is a well known bestselling author of 14 books and 1 nonfiction devotional.Dan Walsh is often compared to Nicholas Sparks and Richard Paul Evans.Dan Walsh has recently begun to write suspense books. Dan Walsh has been writing fulltime since 2010. Dan Walsh lives with his wife Cindi who he has been have been married to for 38 years.Dan Walsh has 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren.Dan Walsh lives in the Daytona Beach area, where Dan grew up.
As I wrote at the top of this hub: "I was sent a free copy of Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh by Revell Reads in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh."
Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh is a book about a couple who are going through there first Christmas in a long time without any of their children or grand children. It is a horrible feeling to feel like you are all alone on Christmas. Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh starts off very slowly and it is rather depressing. I felt myself feeling sad for the couple specifically the wife. I was upset that the husband and his friend were spending money on a boat when the husband could be paying for airfare for the children to come visit for Christmas or for the couple to visit the children. I was ready to write this book off a sad and depressing when the wife's friend suggested she teach a how to make home made ornaments class at a local craft store. This class really brought life back into the wife and the book. The book started to get a happy feel to it again. Then it kind of went back to sad when the wife wanted to send the home made Christmas ornaments her kids made back to her kids, but that is when the husband has the best idea. The book ends with a happy ending, but for me that did not really make up for the rest of the book. I really prefer Christmas book to happy not sad and depressing. I personally would not buy this book for myself or for anyone else.
I was sent a free copy of The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson for only my honest and unbiased review of The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson.
The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson
The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson is about Miranda and her her eighty-five-year-old neighbor Joy. Joy tells Miranda that she plans to drive a RV decorated for Christmas from Chicago to her retirement homes in Phoenix during winter Miranda,a much younger woman, realizes that Joy cannot make such a trip by herself. A crazy trip with Joy would have to be more interesting than being alone for Christmas. However things take a turn when Joy has a hidden agenda for their Christmas ride.
Melody Carlson is a work at home writer. Melody Carlson lives with her husband Chris in a cabin-style home next to the National Forest in the Cascade Mountain area.Melody Carlson has two grown sons and a granddaughter who live nearby. Melody Carlson has two re-homed pets a Labrador retriever named Audrey and a Maine coon cat named Harry.
As I wrote above: "I was sent a free copy of The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson for only my honest and unbiased review of The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson."
The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson is the complete opposite of Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh. Where Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh is a sad depressing book The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson is ah book with a happy feeling that leaves the reader feeling happy and pumped up for Christmas. The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson is about two woman who work together to bring Christmas to those who need it most on route 66. My favorite story is the last one with young Emily. Emily lost her mother near Christmas and since then her father has not celebrated Christmas. Miranda with the help of Joy helps bring Christmas back into their lives. I really enjoyed reading The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson and I would recommend the book for anyone and everyone who celebrate Christmas.