Nowhere for Christmas

Nowhere for Christmas

by Heather Gray


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ISBN-13: 9780998142326
Publisher: Ladybug Lit
Publication date: 11/25/2017
Pages: 238
Sales rank: 751,538
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Aside from her long-standing love affair with coffee, Heather's greatest joys in life are her rela-tionship with her Savior, her family, and writing. Years ago, she decided it would be better to laugh than yell. Heather carries that theme over into her writing where she strives to create characters that experience both the highs and lows of life and, through it all, find a way to love God, embrace each day, and laugh out loud right along with her.

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Nowhere for Christmas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
AnnE42 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. It is the perfect combination of wonderful characters and a story line that had me laughing out loud from the beginning pages to the last page. The story follows Avery, a journalist and single mom, her teenage Eli, and Gavin, a photographer, traveling to the small town of Nowhere to get a Christmas interest story. If anything could go wrong, it did, with hilarious results. There is also an underlying message of what the Christmas spirit is all about. I have enjoyed each of Heather's books that I have read, but this is definitely my favorite. It is a must read!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Brenda Casto for Readers' Favorite Nowhere for Christmas by Heather Gray is a laugh out loud funny story that kept me reading long into the night! Imagine getting an assignment that will take you on a road trip to Nowhere for Christmas? Well, that's actually Nowhere, OK. Avery Weston had planned on taking her fifteen-year-old son, Eli, skiing for Christmas, but her boss had other ideas; he assigned her to take an eight-hour road trip to the town of Nowhere for Christmas. If that isn't enough, she will be traveling with Gavin, a photojournalist whom she knows very little about. What should have been a simple trip turns into a major excursion when one thing after the other happens to their rental car, which allows them to meet several quirky characters along the way. One thing's for certain, the trip to Nowhere will be one that the trio will never forget. Nowhere for Christmas is such a fun story. Heather Gray's writing is a visual delight. I could just imagine that ratty little hatchback chugging down the highway, and when she said the car was held together with duct tape and paper clips, I couldn't stop laughing. Honestly, though, that's how the entire story went; there were so many humorous situations I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. It seemed like there was one calamity after the other, each one funnier than the last. I felt as if I was actually along for the ride on this wacky road trip. Along with the humor, though, there are relationships. It was a joy to see the relationship between Avery and Eli; it wasn't always perfect but it was real. Eli had to be one of my favorite characters - he was a fun loving, well adjusted fifteen-year-old boy, who was often funny without trying to be. The relationship between Avery and Gavin was well paced, and so sweet - well, most of the time it was sweet; occasionally they did clash, but those scenes provided a sense of realism. If you're looking for a good clean read that's filled with humor and great characters, why not let Heather Gray take you on a road trip to Nowhere for Christmas. One of the funniest Christmas adventures I have ever read.
Redrabbitt More than 1 year ago
Road trip to Nowhere This is a fun story with a journalist and single mother, Avery, her son, Eli and photojournalist, Gavin taking a business trip to Nowhere, OK to do a featured story for Christmas.  Nowhere, OK, with a population of 3 and closed down until after the new year. This will go down as the worse trip with more disasters. The theme for this trip was "If I didn't have bad luck, I'd have no luck at all!" I laughed out loud so many times reading this humorous story.  Along the way, no matter how bad the situation was, the three stuck together and in the end, they each learned what was important in life.  Avery learned more about her 15 year old son and herself in those few days.  Gavin found someone he could relate to.  Eli helped both Avery and Gavin realize that they were worth taking a risk to date. I am glad they got to have their HEA.  Sometimes in life we discover it isn't the destination, it is the journey along the way.  How we handle what life throws at us is what makes us stronger. 
mutsy1967 More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully written modern pilgrimage that ends in Nowhere on Christmas morning. The book is all about love. The love of a mother for her child and the child’s love for her. The love of family, and not just the ones you are related to, but also those you pick up on your journey. And finally the love of a man and a woman. Every character (and there were “characters!”) was SO very real for me. I guess that means they are all well developed, which is amazing as some you only see for the time span it takes to change a flat tire – oh, and pick up the bumper that just fell off because it was attached with paper clips! And truly that is only the beginning. I laughed through this whole book, and yeah, I laughed out loud! It was great to have something funny to read for a change. This book is appropriate for YA’s too.
bookworm8910AS More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! Heather Gray writes some of the best faith based books I have read. I love that God is a huge part of the lives of her characters. I also enjoy the realism of her characters. I truly felt like I got to know Avery, Eli and Gavin while they were on their road trip. Avery is a journalist who just happens to be a single mother who is very devoted to her son. She has done her best to raise him with humor, to be both mom and dad to him and to always be there for him. When she is told that she has to go to Nowhere, Oklahoma on assignment AND she has to be there ON Christmas she is concerned that her teenage son, Eli will be disappointed about not being able to go on the ski trip that was planned. On top of having to cancel their plans, she is told that they will be travelling with a photographer whom she has never met. Avery is such a great character. I enjoyed her sense of humor and her banter with her son. They have a great relationship, she is always trying to protect him. Not only because she loves him but also because his father never wanted a thing to do with him; it is hard for a mother to see her child have to deal with that growing up. Gavin is the mysterious photojournalist who simply disappeared from his career for awhile before coming to work for the newspaper. This is the kind of guy that I think anyone could develop a crush on. He is a true gentleman. This is the first Christmas where he would have been alone until he was told to go to Nowhere with Avery and Eli. The road trip had me laughing. How many disasters can happen on one road trip? First, they get a junker of a rental car, food poisoning, a flat tire, and the list goes on. All through the many disasters of this trip the three main characters grow closer to each other. The people they meet along the way are incredibly well developed even though they are in the story for brief appearances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fun story to read!  This story is full of crazy, unthinkable events that lead to Nowhere.  The story is full of humor and great relationship content.  I loved the mother and son relationship, but also loved that there might be a benefit to adding this "stranger" that is stuck with them into the mix.  These three characters had WAY more patience than I would have had for sure!  I would have turned around when the bumper fell off!  Look what I would have missed out on!?  I loved the whole experience with the jail and the friendships that evolved.  What an imagination Heather Gray!!