Micah Conners promised his mother he would be good in his new town. But with Christmas being only three days away, being escorted home by the sheriff does not bode well. Can the towering office be trusted not to tell what happened? Perhaps the ramshackle stable that has appeared on Main Street will side track him from spilling the day's events--or maybe his interest in Micah's widowed mother would do the trick. The last thing Dawn Conners needs is to hear her son is in trouble. She has enough to worry about with her husband gone and her daughter, Annie, ill.
Even though Micah has told his sister the rustic structure in the middle of town is simply part of the town's decorations, Annie is sure that unseen angels are building the crude stable--which means baby Jesus is coming, and He can make her better. Terrified that his little sister might die, Micah vows to find the baby Jesus for Annie, even if it is only a plastic doll. But as Micah gets nearer to his goal he finds that angels are closer than he ever would have believed.
I am always looking for some new Christmas stories to get me in the Christmas spirit. When I was asked to review Kathi Oram Peterson's new book, "An Angel on Main Street", I jumped at the chance. I had read Kathi's first book and I know what a good writer she is. I was not disappointed at all in this book. The book is a short, quick read. My Mom also read the book and enjoyed the story.
This book is full of emotion and yes, I was in tears at the end. Even though the story is centered around a troubled youth, he has had to mature in ways most teens never do. With a widowed mother and a very sick little sister, Annie, Micah has to learn how to "take care" of the family. Micah struggles throughout much of the book. He learns how to open up his heart to others. Micah also learns a great lesson in unselfishness.
The miracles of Christmas are also at the forefront of this book. This time of year we all want to have more faith and hope in our lives. Kathi brings this message out so beautifully in the book. One of my favorite characters in the book, besides Micah, is the town's Sheriff who befriends Micah and helps him along his journey of healing and growth.
I really don't want to say more, because it would give too much away. I want you to read this 100 page book from Covenant Communications and be touched as I was at the ending. This book would make a great Christmas gift for others or a great gift to yourself.
Kathi is hosting a contest through December 15th.
“To enter, write about an experience you’ve had with someone who became an angel in your life. This contest celebrates the selfless, kind acts performed daily, many times unnoticed. If you are like me, many people have helped you through times of trouble. Let’s face it, small acts of kindness shown to us by others needs to be remembered and celebrated especially during the holidays. Christmas brings out the best in people and I wanted to give others the opportunity to thank those who have touched their lives in a profound way. Hopefully this contest will remind us of the angels in our lives” (Kathi Oram Peterson.) You can enter by emailing Kathi here. The winner will be announced on Kathi’s blog, and both the winner and their “Angel” will be awarded a gift certificate to either Seagull Book or Deseret Book.