The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

by Al Lacy
     
 

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As Jack and Julianna make their way back to Fort Bridger to announce their engagement they run across a couple stranded along the road, Matt and Emily McDermott, and their daughter Holly. Holly is six years old and bears a remarkable resemblance to Patty Ruth. When tragedy strikes and Holly dies of pneumonia Emily McDermott becomes mentally unstable and refuses to

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As Jack and Julianna make their way back to Fort Bridger to announce their engagement they run across a couple stranded along the road, Matt and Emily McDermott, and their daughter Holly. Holly is six years old and bears a remarkable resemblance to Patty Ruth. When tragedy strikes and Holly dies of pneumonia Emily McDermott becomes mentally unstable and refuses to believe that Holly is dead. She heads out one day to find Holly and mistakes Patty Ruth as her dead daughter. Matt's heart is torn between his wife and the guilt of keeping Patty Ruth. He finally decides he must take Patty Ruth home on Christmas Eve. Hannah decides that God has given her the perfect gift this Christmas-to have Patty Ruth back.


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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In this continuation of the Lacys' series set in the Old West (Faithful Heart, LJ 4/1/96) Deputy Marshall Jack Bower runs across the McDermott family stranded on the outskirts of Fort Bridger, WY, and escorts the trio into the safety provided by the town. Matt and Emily McDermott had traveled west hoping for a better life for themselves and their daughter, Holly. Unfortunately, their dreams soon shatter when Holly dies and Emily loses her grip on reality. Becoming convinced that the daughter of the town's general store is actually her dead child, Emily kidnaps the little girl. Unfortunately, this possibly intriguing situation is undermined by choppy writing and an overly didactic religious message that seriously hinders the plot. Not recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307780423
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/06/2011
Series:
Hannah of Fort Bridger Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
333,055
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Al Lacy has written more than ninety novels, including the Angel of Mercy, Battles of Destiny, and Journeys of the Stranger series. He and his wife, JoAnna Lacy, are coauthors of the Mail Order Bride, Hannah of Fort Bridger, and Shadow of Liberty series. The Lacys make their home in the Colorado Rockies.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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