A Lowcountry Christmas

A Lowcountry Christmas

Book - 2016
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"A wounded warrior and his younger brother discover the true meaning of Christmas in this timeless story of family bonds. A poignant continuation of the Lowcountry Summer series. As far as ten-year-old Miller McClellan is concerned, it's the worst Christmas ever. His father's shrimp boat is docked, his mother is working two jobs, and with finances strained, Miller is told they can't afford the dog he desperately wants. "Your brother's return from war is our family's gift," his parents tell him. But when Taylor returns with PTSD, family strains darken the holidays. Then Taylor's service dog arrives--a large black Labrador/Great Dane named Thor. His brother even got the dog! When Miller goes out on Christmas Eve with his father's axe, determined to get his family the tree they can't afford, he takes the dog for company--but accidentally winds up lost in the wild forest. The splintered family must come together to rediscover their strengths, family bond, and the true meaning of Christmas."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781501125539
9781501173394
Branch Call Number: MONROE
Characteristics: xii, 347 pages ; 19 cm

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kgrazioli19
Nov 22, 2017

I really enjoyed this book. I have read all of the other books in the Beach House series. It is a tear jerker starting half way through the book. Really helps you understand what our service men and woman are dealing with when returning home from war and the power of family love.

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1_Great_Book
Jan 05, 2017

This one is a tear- jerker, and I seldom cry when reading a book. This is one Christmas that is veering straight towards disaster and has the makings of a modern day classic Christmas story. The addition of a returned warrior with PTSD to his family for the holiday season amidst a few other wrenches thrown into this family's drama make for a memorable holiday read. This is one I would purchase to read and reread often.

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wmtlady
Dec 28, 2016

This is a good though average book. I gave it an extra star (the 4th) for it's excellent portrayal of someone trying to cope with PTSD. If you are a fan of Monroe's writing, you will love this book. If you haven't read any before (as I hadn't), you will enjoy it's "warmhearted" characters and story (though formulaic) if you need to kill some time or read something lighter than a crime novel for a change.

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MamPrez
Dec 19, 2016

A great read and touching story. Family, difficult times and learning to learn, love and share again all that family is about. PTSD and a service dog are part of the teaching and learning and moving forward with knowledge and healing type story.

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Nini964
Nov 30, 2016

What a great book! Recommend it highly. Touched my heart.

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