by Melody Carlson

  • Pub. Date: September 2009
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • ISBN-13: 9780800718817
  • ISBN: 080071881X

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Betty Kowalski isn’t looking forward to the holidays. She just can’t seem to find Christmas in her heart. There’s church, of course. But who can she bake for these days? And who would care whether or not she pulled out the Christmas decorations?

Her new neighbor just adds to the problem. He’s doing home improvements that don’t appear to be improving much of anything. These days when Betty looks out the window, she sees a beat-up truck, a pile of junk, lots of blue tarps, and—horror of horrors—an old pink toilet.

But when a mangy dog appears at her doorstep, the stage is set for Betty to learn a very important lesson about what Christmas is all about. This contemporary Christmas story is a timely yet gentle reminder that God can work miracles through something as seemingly insignificant as a little brown dog.

 THE CHRISTMAS DOG by Melody Carlson  is a Contemporary fiction. It is a neat story. It’s very simple,with a well written story. The characters are enjoyable. There are misunderstandings with the new neighbor. A little, lovable dog enters into the three main characters’ lives. They learn what Christmas is really all about. This is a must read Christmas story.It is a fast read you will want to keep turning the pages to the end. It has hope, love,family and the granddaughter learns to grow up with the help of her grandmother and the neighbor and the mangy dog.

Reviewed by AAR

Rating: 4.5

A sweet contemporary Fiction

Read an excerpt here.

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