Book Beat – Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh

It’s 1980, and yuppie Rick Denton has everything going for him. Job, cash, car, condo, and women. The only thing he can complain about is gas prices – a dollar a gallon? What is the world coming to? But then his obnoxious stepfather collapses from an aneurysm, and his mother begs for Rick’s help to keep their business running. Their smarmy little Christian bookstore with the crazy customers and the homeless man sleeping in the doorway. Rick agrees, but the only good thing about the deal is the pretty young woman who works at the bookstore. However, the next few weeks will turn Rick’s assumptions about himself, his family, and his life upside-down.

In Remembering Christmas, Dan Walsh writes with humor and a fun bit of attitude – and still writes a heartwarming tale. The story delighted me, and one twist completely surprised me. Realistic and lovable characters – even shallow Rick – and the refreshing Florida beach town setting make this a memorable Christmas story. I loved Dan’s previous novels, The Unfinished Gift, The Homecoming, and The Deepest Waters. Remembering Christmas is sure to please his fans and to enthrall new readers as well. I highly recommend this novel.

5 Responses to “Book Beat – Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh”

  1. Noelle

    I know, I know, you should never judge a book by its cover but it was eye catching (particularly since I love the Christmas Season!). ‘Remembering Christmas’ resume tells me this is a must read book!
    Thank you for sharing Sarah and looking forward to see the ‘Nightingale’ series!

  2. Noelle

    Oh dear, the library had already 10 active requests for this title…but since shelves spaces are soon to be non existent in our home, I am going to have to be patient and wait my turn!
    Parting with just one title makes me feel so sad…Go ahead, laugh!
    Enjoy a fair Autumn Sarah!

  3. Sarah Sundin

    Noelle – I totally understand. I should have your “must get rid of one to buy one” policy. I don’t. My shelves runneth over 🙂