A Wish for Christmas (Cape Light Series #10)

A Wish for Christmas (Cape Light Series #10)

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by Thomas Kinkade, Katherine Spencer
     
 

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Nothing captures the essence of the holidays like Thomas Kinkade's paintings-and the unforgettable town of Cape Light.

Gifts of kindness are never forgotten...

After serving in Iraq, the injured David has returned home to find his widowed father remarried and his ex-girlfriend working for him on his tree farm. Trying not to seem bitter or…  See more details below

Overview

Nothing captures the essence of the holidays like Thomas Kinkade's paintings-and the unforgettable town of Cape Light.

Gifts of kindness are never forgotten...

After serving in Iraq, the injured David has returned home to find his widowed father remarried and his ex-girlfriend working for him on his tree farm. Trying not to seem bitter or discouraged is even harder than the physical therapy, and David realizes that he not only needs to heal his body but his heart as well.

Meanwhile, Lillian Warwick's daughters are concerned about their elderly mother living on her own. But when a friend, Dr. Ezra Elliot, is in need of help, Lillian finds they value each other beyond just friendship. Now, she's wondering if it's not to late to let love into her life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101149072
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/03/2009
Series:
Cape Light Series , #10
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
207,087
File size:
486 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Thomas Kinkade is America’s most collected living artist, a painter-communicator whose tranquil, light infused paintings bring hope and joy to millions each year. Each painting Thomas Kinkade creates is a quiet messenger in the home, affirming the basic values of family and home, faith in God, and the luminous beauty of nature.



It was while growing up in the small town of Placeville, California that these simple, life-affirming values were instilled in him. It was also during this time that Thomas began to explore the world around him. He once spent a summer on a sketching tour with a college friend, producing the best selling instructional book, “The Artist’s Guide to Sketching.” The success of the book landed the two young artists at Ralph Bakshi Studios to create background art for the animation feature, “Fire and Ice,” where Kinkade was able to explore light and imaginative worlds with abandon.



After the film, Kinkade earned a living as a painter, selling his originals in galleries throughout California. In 1982, he married his childhood sweetheart, Nanette and two years later they began to publish his art.



FAMILY AND FAITH



Kinkade is a devout Christian and credits the Lord for both the ability and the inspiration to create his paintings. His goal as an artist is to touch people of all faiths, to bring peace and joy into their lives through the images he creates. The letters he receives every day testify to the fact that he is achieving this goal.



A devoted husband and doting father to their daughters, Kinkade hides the letter “N” in his paintings to pay tribute to his wife, Nanette, and the girls find their names and images in many of his paintings.



Warner Books has recently published Thomas Kinkade’s book Lightposts for Living which shares Thom’s inspiring words as well as his art. The result is a glorious volume, exquisitely designed to please the eye and the spirit. Each chapter acts like an old-fashioned lightpost illuminating the choices that enrich our lives.



AWARDS AND ACCOLADES



Kinkade has received numerous awards for his works. He has been named by the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers (NALED) as Graphic Artist of the Year for the fifth year in a row. He has also been named NALED’s Artist of the Year and his works have been named Graphic Art Print of the Year for eight years in a row.



Kinkade has also won the Collectors Edition Award of Excellence and was a charter inductee, along with his idol, Norman Rockwell, to the Bradford International Hall of Fame for plate artists. In 1989, he was the Official Artist for the National Parks Collector’s Print and has donated his art for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Christmas program, as well as, granting the VFW the right to use his images on their Christmas cards. Kinkade was also inducted into the US Art Hall of Fame in 1999.



© 2002 Thomas Kinkade, Media Arts Group, Inc., Morgan Hill, CA



Katherine Spencer was a fiction editor before turning to a full-time career as a writer. The author of over twenty books for both children and adults, she lives with her husband and daughter in a small village on the Long Island Sound, very much like Cape Light.

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A Wish for Christmas 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
PumpkinKV More than 1 year ago
Ok I have to tell you that this is my 3rd book that I have read by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer. Obviously I am not reading them in any order but these are terrific stories. They are comforting, refreshing and you learn to keep the faith in all kinds of relationships in life. I will keep looking out for these books. I liked them and I recommend that you read them!
Parri More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story! I have read all of the Cape Light series and have enjoyed them all. They are easy reads, heartwarming and always have a touch of old fashioned romance.
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Phillyl More than 1 year ago
I think this was a good book to read for the holidays. He's not only a great artist but also a decent writer. Easy reading !
babsjean More than 1 year ago
ever since I discovered these books by Thomas Kinkaid and Katherine Spencer I am hooked and want to know more about all the people who live in this lovely little town and who care about each other. Very uplifting stories.
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Enjoyed the continuing stories of the people of Cape Light.
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lovetoreadAR More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderfully heartfelt, made even better by adding in the Christmas story angle. Family, friendship, hope and love, I couldn't put it down. You really felt connected to the characters and joined them in their journey. And of course a happy ending. Who doesn't love a good warm finish? Great read. I'm hoping to try more of the Cape Light series.
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