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Terri BlackstockThomas Nelson / 2018 / HardcoverOur Price$10.794.5 out of 5 stars for Catching Christmas. View reviews of this product. 67 Reviews
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alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Heartwarming storyMarch 14, 2020alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5CATCHING CHRISTMAS
When cab driver Finn Parrish gets a call to pick up a fare, he has no idea how this particular ride is going to change his life.
Sydney Batson is trying to juggle a new law career with caring for her grandmother, Callie who has dementia. During one lunch recess of one her biggest cases, she tries to call her grandmother but betting no answer, she panics and runs home only to have her life turned upside down.
Callie is a wonderful character that I think was supposed to be a secondary character, but to me she ends up stealing the show. She takes a liking to Finn after her first cab ride and begins to rely on him to take her where she needs to go.
Finn for his part is torn between trying to make a living and not leaving Callie on her own. He also wonders where her family is and why they are not taking care of her, but meeting Sydney he begins to understand the stress and demands on her and realizes that he can help.
If you are familiar at all with Terri Blackstocks work, you will be very impressed with her different style of book. This a light-hearted and funny but with a semi-serious underlining theme. She brings her usual style of a complete story line and characters that are well written and you fall in love with.
I highly recommend this book for a nice read anytime of the year.
Teddicrazy5 Stars Out Of 5catching ChristmasFebruary 26, 2020TeddicrazyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great book
Nanita Adams5 Stars Out Of 5So cute.December 19, 2019Nanita AdamsThis will keep you reading. I never wanted to stop until the end. An enchanting story.
cdetiiho5 Stars Out Of 5perfect uplifting easy read.January 18, 2019cdetiihoQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5have recommended this book to several people. even bought it ad a secret santa gift and she loved it too!
TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Can they help an elderly woman get her Christmas wish?December 30, 2018TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5To say that I am only used to Terri Blackstock's suspense novels would be an understatement. I had NO idea that she ever stepped out of that genre. But, when I saw that she was the author of Catching Christmas I thought I would take the chance and step out of my usual limit on reading only a select few holiday-themed books during the season. I'm glad I did.
Catching Christmas is sweet, funny, poignant, and a bit of a tear-jerker. Believe me, you'll run the gamut of emotions at the hands of Terri Blackstock's delightful characters. And if you've ever loved someone with dementia etc. this book will be particularly touching.
The characters in this book are truly something else. I fell in love with the blunt wanna-be-gruff-but-is-really-a-softy Finn right away. Sidney took me a little longer to warm up to but just about anyone can understand the sheer pressure of caring for an elderly relative while trying to hold down a demanding full-time job. And then there's Callie, your heart just goes out to her as she faces declining health while trying to remember "where are my manners?" She's a sweet lady with a faith as big as the ocean, a faith that reaches out and touches the granddaughter she loves and the hurting cabbie she takes into her heart.
Catching Christmas is a fairly quick read but it's a story that will linger long after the wrapping paper has been thrown away and the twinkle lights have been put away for another year...
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)