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Remembering Christmas

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  1. I almost did not read this book I am not big on books where the first page says Present Day and you know it s going to be a flashback book I don t mind the flashback type books TOO much but I figured it would be most of the story and I wasn t sure I wanted to sit through that I am so glad I did I won t go into all the details of what the book is about You can read that in the synopsis or in other reviews What I will say is that this was one of the most moving stories I ve read in a very, very lo [...]


  2. Remembering Christmas is one of those books that though, simple in it s telling, packs a powerful punch emotionally Dan Walsh proves yet again that he is a master storyteller, with his latest release of forgiveness and family What I love about Mr Walsh s books is how deep all of his characters are, and there is always than what first meets the eye Every character is complex and miles deep, each with their own struggle, and yet Mr Walsh weaves all the ends in beautifully yet not painlessly in su [...]


  3. In Remembering Christmas, Dan Walsh writes with humor and a fun bit of attitude and still writes a heartwarming tale The story delighted me, and one twist completely surprised me Realistic and lovable characters even shallow Rick and the refreshing Florida beach town setting make this a memorable Christmas story I loved Dan s previous novels, The Unfinished Gift, The Homecoming, and The Deepest Waters Remembering Christmas is sure to please his fans and to enthrall new readers as well I highly r [...]




  4. I have been reading a lot of death and mayhem lately so I was lucky enough to dig this out of the reading pile and get to it Just the cure for a respite from cars blowing up, end of the world scenarios and terrorists, unless of course you count nice old ladies coming into bookstores terrorists they come in all shapes and sizes you know.Dan Walsh delivers a very twist on a classic theme and does it with a very nice deft touch and plenty of panache These are not words I usually get to use in my re [...]


  5. Rick Denton is a successful CPA, striving to climb the corporate ladder His father left when he was a boy, and over the years Rick has created an image of his father and what their happy reunion would be He rejected his stepfather, Art, and distanced himself from his mother, Leanne, and has little contact with them When his mother calls to ask for Rick s help running their little bookstore after his stepfather suffers from an aneurysm he reluctantly returns to his hometown When he encounters a h [...]


  6. The beginning of this book was interesting It is a story of a professional who left small town Florida after finishing college and made a new life for himself on his own terms His stepdad becomes very ill and his mother asks him to return home to help run the Christian bookstore, so he reluctantly gives up his ski vacation to help his mother out I was liking it until about 1 2 way through, and then it got religious When the stepdad had dangerously low blood pressure and a Bishop put his hands on [...]


  7. Rick Denton, career minded, business oriented, climbing the ladder to success is thankful to have left his childhood home in Florida years ago Rick s father left the family when Rick was very young, and Rick blames his mother for the loss He hates it even when his mother remarries his stepdad Art who tries to father Rick, when Rick still longs for his own father Wanting no relationship with Art, Rick barely keeps in touch with his mother and stepfather Rick s Mother out of the blue calls Rick i [...]


  8. As the story opens, Rick Denton is looking back on the holiday season of 1980 At that time, he was successful with his career, and living his life on on his own terms When his mother calls on Thanksgiving weekend, begging him to come home after his step father suffers what at first appears to be a stoke, Rick is than a little reluctant He has never liked Art and always resented his presence in his life, despite the fact that Rick s father abandoned him when he was 12 He has also always blamed h [...]


  9. Remembering Christmas is written in a simplistic style, and yet for the message that it delivers, flowery language is not really needed Rick, the main character, not only remembers a particular Christmas, but unearths repressed memories that make him realize just how much he had forgotten about his mother, his father and especially his step father, Art When Rick has to go home to take care of his mother Leanne and Art s store, after Art suffers a brain aneurysm, he must confront these memories a [...]


  10. Dan Walsh writes Remembering Christmas We probably all have special memories of this time of the year but Rick Denton lives through some really special ones and finds out some answers to questions he has had all his life.One cold winter in Florida Rick will come to terms with many things in his life and learn then he bargained for when he found out that his stepfather was in hospital in critical condition and he came home to help his Mom with their business The Book Nook.This little christian b [...]


  11. On a scale of 1 10, Walsh s Christmas story is a 12 Remembering Christmas, a Novel, by Dan Walsh, Revell, 2011, Hardcover, 272 Pages, ISBN 13 978 0800719791, 15.99JD nervously paced, peeking around the corner to look for Art who had never been late one time this past year with his Egg McMuffin He heard his belly rumbling, but this morning he needed the heat from Art s coffee to take the chill out of his bones than the food He had come to count on Art s generosity over the past year after he mad [...]


  12. In Remembering Christmas, Dan Walsh has written a story that s sure to be a holiday classic The story opens when Rick Denton, a successful and self centered individual, receives a phone call from his mother asking for his help in the bookstore she and her husband own Rick s stepfather, Art, has suffered a brain aneurysm and is hovering between life and death Grudgingly , Rick travels to the small town of Sea Breeze, Florida, grumbling all the while about giving up his ski vacation He avoids the [...]


  13. This story was one that I found truly heartwarming I bought it because I d read other books by the same author and enjoyed them a lot Normally stories that have a Christmas theme seem a bit sappy to me, but I decided to try it anyway I thought it was cool that the story was set in 1980 since that was during my childhood So many of the events mentioned in the novel I actually remembered I loved how the author showed several perspectives, and how the hero s heart softened over time because of peop [...]


  14. Remembering Christmas is a life affirming, hopeful Christmas story The hero, Rick, is introduced as a frustrating, inconsiderate, self centered man whose attitudes and actions aren t so unfamiliar after all He learns some valuable lessons about compassion and understanding as Walsh twists all the characters lives into one lovely braid of a book.For some, the holiday season is spent in hospital halls or out on the streets, homeless And yet hope remains, and God is at work even in the suffering pe [...]


  15. I almost stopped reading this at the ten percent mark because the MC was such a jerk But I m glad I stuck with it, as he became a different person as the story progressed The whole transformation thing was a bit implausible, but I don t really care I m such a sucker for happy ever after stories I had hoped that I would connect with the time period in which this was set, being a child of the 80 s, but I didn t recognise much of the setting Perhaps this was because I was a child, and wouldn t hav [...]


  16. I really did like this Christmas novel If I could I would give it a 3 1 2 star rating The characters were realistic, likeable and interesting It is a christian novel so there are several references to being saved, and that was fine with me Most reviewers gave this a higher rating than I did, and although I thought the book was good, it just wasn t a page turner for me and it was a little predictable The story has some romance, some family dynamics that everyone has.divorce, single parenting, str [...]


  17. This is a great read and not just for the holidays Though it s a serious look at family relations and growing up long after we become adults, there are many light moments in this book It s a story of a young man who comes home to help his mother when his stepfather becomes ill, and the pages are full of details from a time not so long ago A fast pace with well drawn characters, I was charmed.Walsh helps you to see your family, and even strangers, in a different light Remembering Christmas is ric [...]


  18. Rick Denton had spent his life angry and bitter at his stepfather, Art, for some perceived transgressions Art committed against Rick, namely marrying his mom, Leeann When Art suffers a medical crisis and Rick is called home to care for Art and Leeanne s Christian bookstore, many old feelings surface Rick is forced to confront his emotional baggage and face past hurts that are holding him in bondage from living a full life Ultimately, REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS Is a story of redemption, faith, and hop [...]


  19. I was in the mood for a good Christmas story and was blessed with this great one The story is as warm and real as the book cover The character development was drawn as skillfully and realistically as portraits, even for the secondary characters I even shed a few tears for this young Scrooge who grew a heart the hard way Please don t be scared off by reviewers who compare Walsh to Nicholas Sparks I sure can t see it Walsh is so much better I definitely want to read books by Dan Walsh.


  20. Fast reading and well written as is typical of Dan Walsh s work If you enjoy Christian fiction you should enjoy it The title is somewhat misleading It has a Christmas element, but that really is just a part of it Romance is also a minor aspect of the story If you re looking for passionate romance, this isn t it Remembering Christmas is in a way a modern Prodigal Son saga the story of a man getting right with God, his family, and himself.



  21. Set in November 1980, Rick Denton is pretty satisfied, a well paid accountant who gladly lives alone Though once he prepares himself for an well deserved vacation, he receives a call from his mother Leanne regarding his stepfather s Art s aneurysm emergency, pleading Rick to come back home and help out in running the family owned Christian bookstore, in which Art and Leanne are currently absent from Although very uninterested, he agrees to come down to Florida and meets interesting residents a h [...]


  22. Rick, a Charlotte CPA, responds to his mother s urgent request for assistance running the family s Seabreeze, Florida, bookstore when his stepfather falls ill A homeless man seeking the Egg McMuffin they provided him daily discovered the man It s a heartwarming story in which reassesses his life as he learns about his family and discovers what is truly important Although the novel opens and closes in the present, most of the book is a look back at the period from Thanksgiving to Christmas 1980 [...]


  23. I really enjoyed this book I liked all the characters, and the setting especially the fact that it was set in 1980 While I don t have particular memories of that year I was only 5 at the time this book was set , I could practically smell the Naugahyde and see the fashions these characters might have been wearing I love when an author includes so many details that set the scene perfectly like that I think my favourite part was the message that even though it s God who ultimately changes our hear [...]


  24. I wanted to love this book I had heard so many great things about it But, having studied some psychology at university, how JD was portrayed drove me nuts It wasn t accurate I couldn t get past it and it really bothered me It distracted me to the point of getting frustrated every time JD was in the story Parts of the book were great, and realistic But others I found to be off Overall, it was a good book but not as wonderful as I had hoped This was my first Dan Walsh book, and I would give anothe [...]


  25. It s sentimental and predictable, but that s what I expected when I bought it The main character is a man returning to his home town to help with the book store his mother with whom he has a strained relationship and step father run The step father, of whom he has never been a fan, is in critical condition with an aneurysm A pretty young girl, with a child of her own, works at the bookstore so you can see where that s headed Another predictable Christmas story, but for some reason that seems ac [...]


  26. Rick Denton idolizes his absent father and cannot accept his stepfather, Art Art and Rick s mother, Leanne, own and manage the Book Nook in Seabreeze, Florida When Art is hospitalized with an aneurism, Rick is called home to help keep the bookstore running.Although the book is quite predictable, except for one huge surprise, it is beautifully written.


  27. Feel good storyWow This is the first, but definitely not the last, book that I have read by Dan Walsh It is a beautiful story of redemption and grace I could not put it down I highly recommend this book.