Christmas Fiction from Howard Books

I love to read Christmas themed books during the holiday season because it always puts me in a merry mood. Howard Books has released two wonderful Christmas titles that would be great gift ideas or perfect reading on a cold, winter night.

The Ghost of Christmas Present (SRP $16.99) by Scott Abbott is a touching story about a widowed father’s love for his critically ill young son. Patrick’s life takes a turn for the worse when he loses his job and faces financial crisis. When Rebecca, a social worker turns up to investigate whether his situation makes him an unfit father he becomes desperate to keep his son and determined to change their lives for the better. Patrick decides to take his acting skills to the city streets in the performance of a lifetime as the “The Ghost of Christmas Present”. With only three weeks until Christmas and his court date, will Patrick be able to keep his family together?

The Ghost of Christmas Present

What I believe makes this story so memorable is that many people will be able to relate to the characters and their circumstance in many ways. It is a quick, enjoyable book that is perfect on those nights when you want to curl up under a blanket with a cup of cocoa and read a good story!

Paper Angels-A Novel (SRP $14.99) is an inspirational story by Jimmy Wayne with Travis Thrasher. Every year our family selects three children from the Salvation Army Angel Tree to purchase gifts for at Christmas. It is such a simple way for us to show our gratitude for the blessings in our life by paying it forward. In Paper Angels, Kevin Morrell is a successful businessman is a crumbling economy who takes a paper ornament from the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. The recipient is a young 15 year old boy named Thomas who has suffered from abuse and abandonment by his parents. Kevin and Thomas find themselves coming together in an inspirational story that will show both of them that God does exist even amidst harsh circumstances and the true meaning of Christmas. I really enjoyed reading this book and plan to keep it in my holiday collection to read every year as a reminder to be thankful for the love of our family.

Paper Angels

Both of these titles from Howard Books are sure to get you in the holiday spirit and are currently available for purchase online and at major retailers.

*I received a copy of this book to review but was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my own observations while reading this novel.*

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  1. Gina Brickell says

    I love to read as well.. These books sound so interesting! The ghost of Christmas present sounds like it is a book I would truly enjoy, however I hope it has a happy ending, because without it, it would take away your Christmas spirit!!! Always have to have a happy ending around the holiday season!!

  2. Huguette E. says

    These sound wonderful. Hopefully I can get them for my kobo. Love reading Christmas stories :) Thanks for sharing.

  3. Erika E says

    I enjoy reading Christmas stories to my son but I also have a collection of my own that I pull out this time of year. It’s one more thing I like about Christmas.

  4. Aimee says

    Thanks for reviewing these books. As a social worker, I am all too familiar with these types of situations. It will be nice to read a story about real-life situations with (hopefully) happy endings.

  5. Patti Brown says

    These books both sound wonderful. sometimes, i have trouble getting into the holiday spirit. Perhaps reading one of these books would help bring that feeling back.

  6. Sue Morris says

    I love reading Christmas themed books. Thank you for the great reviews, they expose me to many books I might not have found on my own.

  7. Debbie Rhoades says

    I love love love to read, and I especially love reading Christmas books at this time of the year. I agree with you about it just putting you in a wonderful mood. I intend on putting these in my “to-buy{ section on Amazon. Thanks for the wonderful reviews!

  8. Jamie Dodd says

    Reading is always my one sure way to relax, these sound very fascinating. I might never have thought to look into them if not having read this fantastic review. Reading christmas books this time of year is always a big hit with my girls.


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