A Christmas Star

Author: Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer

Publisher: Berkley

Release Date: October 7, 2008

Blue Ribbon Rating: 5

Format: PRINT

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In the small town of Cape Light, the holiday spirit is being tested for some of the residents of the town.  Things may never be the same for them again.

Jack Sawyer is still mourning the wife he lost to illness and his son who left shortly thereafter.  In fact, he has not heard from his son David since he left.  When a young woman Julie and her young daughter Katie arrive at his door, their vehicle broken down and their cell phone not working, he cannot turn them away.  Little does he know the affect they are about to have on his life.  In the course of helping them, he is injured and Julie takes it upon herself to stay and nurse him back to health.  As they spend time together, Jack and Julie are increasingly attracted to each other.  Even little Katie adores him once she gets beyond being afraid of him.  Jack feels as if he is coming back to life again.  However, he soon begins to wonder how he will make it when Julie and little Katie finally leave. 


Christmas has always been Julie Newton’s favorite holiday.  She cannot wait to get the Christmas tree and as soon as Thanksgiving is over, she convinces her husband Sam that their two boys would love to get the tree now.  What she is not prepared for is what happens after they go to bed that night.  In the middle of the night, Sam awakens to smoke… the house is on fire.  They all get out safely, except their dog has to be hospitalized.  They lose everything except each other.  Just when they need to pull together, Julie becomes withdrawn and depressed.  Sam has no idea what to do for her and fears that his family is falling apart.  They must learn to start over again.  Will their love be enough to hold their family together?


A CHRISTMAS STAR is an emotion-packed contemporary story that you will not soon forget.  Readers will find themselves laughing-out-loud one moment and crying the next.  Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer reach for your heart and touch it with this holiday story.  The characters are so well written that by the time you are finished you will feel as if you know each of them.  This sometimes tender, sometimes funny and sometimes heartbreaking story is sure to be a favorite for many readers.  If you are looking for an excellent holiday story, A CHRISTMAS STAR is it.  However, when you pick up A CHRISTMAS STAR, do not forget the tissues!

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Dottie

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