A Christmas Snow

A Christmas Snow

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by Jim Stovall, Vickie Daniels
     
 

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For Kathleen, Christmas has always been an unwelcome reminder of her father's abandonment almost three tumultuous decades ago. Although she has tried to forget her past, it has not forgotten her, and in the days leading up to Christmas, an unforgiving blizzard traps her in her home with two unlikely roommates who bring her face to face with the hurts of her

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For Kathleen, Christmas has always been an unwelcome reminder of her father's abandonment almost three tumultuous decades ago. Although she has tried to forget her past, it has not forgotten her, and in the days leading up to Christmas, an unforgiving blizzard traps her in her home with two unlikely roommates who bring her face to face with the hurts of her past-and the hope of a happier future.

Will she let go of the past and grad hold of a future full of love and forgiveness? Or will she continue to be haunted by her pain as the snow storm of the century brings with it the hope of lasting joy?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936081271
Publisher:
Casscom Media
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Stovall is the president of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network.  He is the author of the bestselling book, The Ultimate Gift, which is now a major motion picture starring James Garner and Abigail Breslin.  He has authored fifteen other books that have been translated into over 20 languages.

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A Christmas Snow 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
jm44224 More than 1 year ago
(The first four paragraphs are copied from my review of the movie months ago. The rest compares the book to the movie.) A Christmas Snow is a story is about the three people and what they learn about life, and forgiveness, during the week of Christmas. It focuses on the Bible rather than the shopping. Kathleen is a restaurant owner who had a heartbreaking experience during Christmas while she was ten years old. Her father left the family and never returned. Her Mom remarried, but Kathleen rejected the new husband because she wanted her father back instead. As she grew older and eventually moved out, Kathleen separated herself from her Mom. This left Kathleen preferring to ignore Christmas (for example, leaving her restaurant open on Christmas), and indulging in comfort food when she is stressed (usually chocolate, and occasionally other peoples dinners). Lucy is a ten year old who has had her Mom pass away (my guess is at the age of eight). She has become the woman of her own house, has no trouble speaking her mind, but does have trouble with her manners. She has been seeing a therapist and can be the therapist herself. Her father has been dating Kathleen for some time, and she can notice things are starting to get serious. She does not like Kathleen; as Lucy explains to her Dad "she is not Mom". Sam is an elderly man who left his family in the past. He saw himself becoming messed up like his own father did; with anger, drinking, other women. He gave up seeing things as too late to change. After this, he found God and has made it his goal to see his daughter for Christmas. His favorite passage is Luke 2: 29-32. This book gives a good impression at the start: the cover folds in, and each page is accented with light blue snowflakes. The story of the book closely follows the script of the movie. Extra time is taken to explain the mood of the characters, and why they are feeling that mood. There are three parts of the book that are either not in the movie, or are altered in the movie. The first two I wish were included. These deal with the snow angels, and the flashback during the game of hide and seek. The last part deals with the epilogue "one year later"; and I think the book and the movie handle their unique parts well. The book offers more detail and Christian reflection. The movie has this part as clips during the credits. There were two parts of the book I am unsure about. The first is where Kathleen's step father has the same last name as her real father. The other is where December 25th is on a Friday, and December 19th is on a Monday. As mentioned in my movie review, this story (whether book, movie, audio tape, or narrative video) is good to unwind with those last few days before Christmas-- either every year, or every few years. Overall, I give this book 4 1/2 stars, with an extra 1/2 star for presentation of the book. P.S. Bonus Kudos for the name of the Law Firm.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sure its lovy duby to others but this book is boooooooring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very moving story of redemption on many levels. We all can change just one thing in our lives that might help someone else and then in return the change could be a blessing for ourselves as well. Loved the story.
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richardblake More than 1 year ago
A successful restaurateur, an elderly gentleman and a 10 year old troubled child, make up the unlikely trio featured in Jim Stovall's novel "A Christmas Snow." As a result being abandoned by her father on Christmas Eve nearly 30 years earlier Kathleen Mitchell no longer observes any of the traditional Christmas celebrations. Sam Mitchell had one important request on his Christmas list - to see his daughter. Ten year old Lucy Wright's mother had passed away and now Lucy is insecure and desperately trying to hold on to her father's attentions. Struggling with these unresolved emotional issues Kathleen, Lucy, and Sam are drawn together in a set of unusual and unexpected circumstances. A blizzard hit the Tulsa area three days before Christmas. The city was left without electricity. Kathleen with her two unexpected guests were devastated, no electricity, a cell phone with a dead battery, and a garage door - frozen shut. In a surprising chain of events the odd trio "weathered the storm." A bonding relationship develops which leads them through an amazing healing process. Jim Stovall intertwines the gifts of faith, friendship, family and forgiveness throughout the story. Stovall's writing is sensitive and compelling, filled with elements of conflict, surprise, and strong character development. "A Christmas Snow" promises hope to the reader with inspiration and motivation to resolve longstanding unresolved relationship difficulties. A strong message of faith, hope, and forgiveness brilliantly written. As Reviewed for Midwest Book Review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi, everyone! Merry Christmas!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice scar! I've got one on my forehead and my knee in rl and in rp.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AO OA. Merry christmas!!! Wat up fellas?