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Fresh out of college and about to start her dream job as a photographer in New York, Aubrey is sure her life is picture perfect. From the moment she sets foot in the city, though, everything starts to crumble around her. With family problems back home, a complicated relationship, and an unforgiving city all around her, this Christmas, all Aubrey really wants is to find the real meaning of the holiday.
|Publisher:||Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)|
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He took a picture of a store window that held a reflection of the tree. It seemed to float in front of two mannequins dressed for winter. "Now, let's see your phone." "Why?" "Come on, I want to show you something." He took out his phone and started to hand it to her. "No," she said, "you hold on to it. Bring up the Flickr photo sharing site." "I'm not following." "That's okay. Now type 'Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree' in the search bar. Now what do you see?" He laughed. "About fifty pictures exactly like the first one I took." "Do you see any like the other one you took or the one I took?" He scrolled through a few pages of images. "Nope." "That's because we saw things differently. All these people are in the same place seeing the same things. A lot of us are taking pictures. Every picture captures something important. But not every picture is art."
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Definitely will recommend to my friends & family
As a long time fan of both Christmas, and Jason F. Wright, I get excited when I see he has a new book releasing. So, when I saw Picturing Christmas making it's rounds on the blogosphere, I felt like a kid in a candy story. I couldn't wait to get my grabby hands on it. When I got the chance to, I devoured it. In one sitting. Literally. It was 183 pages of Jason Wright awesomeness. With Jason's books, he writes real life. He takes real situations-divorce, false illusions,hope- things that we deal with on a daily basis, and incorporates them into his character's and his plots. He shows us through beautifully chiseled characters that relying on God is ok. It is ok to live a Christian life, no matter what. Aubrey has an illusion that most of us have: perfection. Through the talented hands of Mr. Wright, Aubrey's story comes to life and plays out like something on the big screen. I fell in love with Aubrey's character on her search for the meaning of Christmas. I found myself cheering her on, sharing her smiles and her heartaches. I loved that! This is definitely worthy of beyond 5 stars. Mr. Wright is a fantabulous author and one who will steal you away and put you right in the heart of his stories. Two thumbs up to an author who has a forever space on my bookshelves. Hats off to an author who never fails to bring to life, beautiful characters and breathtaking plot lines! Grab your copy now! *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative
Jason Wright refuses to disappoint! I have loved his work ever since I read The Christmas Jars and The Christmas Jars Reunion a long time ago. In Picturing Christmas, he again spins a Christmas tale that will keep your interest, make you laugh and cry...truly, it's worth the read! The characters are lovable, honest and human. Jason has a special way of getting readers to identify with relatable characters that face dilemmas that we've all been through before...in some fashion or another. Aubrey is a new favorite character of his! I can identify with her as I also experienced divorce within my family. Mending relationships versus making new ones, crafting a life of your own away from your parents, challenging traditions and learning new ways to deal with the pain of divorce...this story is diverse and filled with hope--something you will know if you've ever read any Jason Wright books. ;) This would be a great Christmas gift for all ages who love a good story! * I was sent an advanced PDF early reader in exchange for my honest review. I also then purchased the paperback book upon completion! All opinions are my own.*