Tom Shepherd is anything but a hero. A senior physics major at Three Rivers University in Pittsburgh, he just wants to make some easy cash. On the last Sunday in November, he arrives to sell the Christmas season’s hottest toy, So Big Sammy, for three times its retail price to a buyer. However, a snafu lands him in the middle of a bone marrow drive benefitting four-year-old Christo Davidson, who has leukemia. When everyone there—including the media covering the event--assumes that Tom has come to give the toy to the sick child, Tom has no choice but to give it away.
Lauded by the media as a hero and bestowed with the nickname "The Good Shepherd," Tom finds himself an overnight celebrity. As a toy scalper and liar, he knows he’s unworthy of the praise, but when Gloria Davidson, a fellow student and Christo’s relative, seeks out Tom to thank him for being so kind to her little cousin, Tom, bewitched by her beauty, embellishes his character and lies to further impress Gloria. Tom asks Gloria out, beginning a relationship that will lead him to examine everything he believes. On Christmas Eve, Tom finds himself facing choices that will affect not only himself but also Gloria and Christo. Tom must choose between sacrifice and honor, love and loneliness, life and death.
A Christmas romance with the charm of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and the spirit of It’s a Wonderful Life, A Shepherd’s Song, will set your soul to singing!
|Publisher:||Janice Lane Palko|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)|
About the Author
She is currently the head writer for the website PopularPittsburgh.com and has had numerous articles published in publications such as The Reader's Digest, Guideposts for Teens, Woman's World, The Christian Science Monitor, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and St. Anthony Messenger. Her work has also been featured in the books A Cup of Comfort for Inspiration, A Cup of Comfort for Expectant Mothers, and Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul.
In addition to Most Highly Favored Daughter, she has written the romantic comedy, St. Anne's Day; the Christmas novel, A Shepherd's Song; and the romantic suspense, Cape Cursed. She is currently working on a spin-off from St. Anne's Day called Our Lady of the Roses.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the 2nd book I have read by this author, and again, I have thoroughly enjoyed it! It's a story of young love, secrets, flaws, and ultimately, redemption. A couple of times I laughed out loud at the situations that the characters found themselves in, and a couple of times I teared up, as I could relate to the emotions and memories of these characters. This book would be enjoyed by both young and old readers.