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Nancy's Notes 11-28-07

“A Christmas Visitor" by Thomas Kinkade, “Where Angels Go" by Debbie Macomber, “Mark’s Story" by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

Nancy’s Notes


            Thanksgiving is now over so I guess it’s time to start reading those Christmas books. We have a good supply of short novels for the holiday season. Today I’ll let you know about three new inspirational books.

            The first is “A Christmas Visitor”. Thomas Kinkade brings the residents of Cape Light back to life in this novel. Molly has the perfect life with a blossoming new business. After raising two children to adulthood she finds herself pregnant, just as her life is taking off. She tries to conceal her disappointment but it is obvious to her loved ones. She must confront her notion of what a successful woman is supposed to be in order to recapture the Christmas spirit. Meanwhile Miranda finds an injured man on her property. While she nurses him back to health an attraction develops.  And there is Reverend Ben who finds an abandoned wooden statue hidden under a leaky pipe. Word gets around that it holds miraculous powers. His peaceful church soon becomes a tourist attraction.

            Debbie Macomber is a favorite of many of our readers. She has several Christmas novels to her credit and she has recently completed “Where Angels Go”. The story revolves around three angels Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy who have received assignments on Earth. This Christmas, Mercy is assigned to bring peace of mind to an elderly man, Goodness is sent to oversee the love life of a young woman, and Shirley has the task of granting a little boy’s Christmas wish. Wherever the three angels go they find themselves in trouble, but somehow things always work out for the best.

            Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins are widely known for their Left Behind series. They have now begun a new series, The Jesus Chronicles. This is a collection of four novels based on the four Gospel writers. We recently purchased “Mark’s Story”. It begins on the last day of Jesus’ life when Mark is a young boy witnessing some of the pivotal events in human history. He sees the betrayal of Judas of Iscariot, Peter’s denial of Jesus, and the crucifixion and resurrection. In the years after Christ’s resurrection Mark follows in the footsteps of his mentor Peter. Mark becomes a follower of Jesus and a disciple of Christianity. He spreads the Gospel outside of Jerusalem. “Mark’s Story” recounts the day before Jesus’ crucifixion and the danger that early believers faced as they proclaimed Him Christ the Lord. He chronicles the growth of the early church, the struggles of Jesus’ followers, and the persecution its members endured.

            Come in and find something good to relax with during this busy time. We will be open: Monday through Wednesday between noon and 8:00 p.m. or Thursday through Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.