A-Z Wednesday

This really fun book meme is hosted by
Vicki @ Reading at the Beach.

The rules are pretty simple...

1. Visit Vicki to get this week's letter.
2. Browse through your shelves for a book that starts with this week's letter.
3. Post the following info about the book you've chosen on your blog:
~ Photo, synopsis/description, link (Amazon, Christian Books, Borders, etc.)
4. Hurry back to Reading at the Beach and post a comment with a link to your post.

One Imperfect Christmas
by Myra Johnson

Women's Fiction/

Abingdon Press
Pages: 352

(from CBD):

Graphic designer Natalie Pearce faces the most difficult Christmas of her life. For almost a year, her mother has lain in a nursing home, the victim of a massive stroke, and Natalie blames herself for not being there when it happened. Worse, she's allowed the monstrous load of guilt to drive a wedge between her and everyone she loves-most of all her husband Daniel. Her marriage is on the verge of dissolving, her prayer life is suffering, and she's one Christmas away from hitting rock bottom.

Junior-high basketball coach Daniel Pearce is at his wit's end. Nothing he's done has been able to break through the wall Natalie has erected between them. And their daughter Lissa's adolescent rebellion isn't helping matters. As Daniel's hope reaches its lowest ebb, he wonders if this Christmas will spell the end of his marriage and the loss of everything he holds dear.

I haven't read this book yet, but it's definitely on my 2009 Holiday Reading Challenge list!!


Zia said...

Sounds like an emotional read. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

This sounds like a good read. http://someofmyfavoritebooks.blogspot.com/2009/11/z-wednesday_18.html

Beth F said...

Christmas will be here before you know it. Good one.

Kristen said...

Definitely doesn't sound like the usual feel good Christmas book, does it? But I think that struggles around the holidays are probably more usual than not.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Nice choice Lori!!! Christmas is almost here! Can't wait!

xoxo~ Renee

Anonymous said...

Loved it. Couldn't put it down.


Anonymous said...

Might be a good one to add to my Christmas reading list.

Sherrie said...

Sounds like a great book for the holidays! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

Just Books

Anonymous said...

Sounds like another good Christmas book!

Thanks for playing this week!

Nise' said...

Glad that Stephanie loved it and wonder if it has a happy ending?

Lee Smith said...

Sounds great! O, O.... That's a toughie...

Oh! I got one and it has a Christmasy kind of theme too. One Shenandoah Winter by T. Davis. Bunn. I read it a while ago so I can't give a big review for it, but I remember thinking that I wanted to read more by the author so it couldn't have been bad.

Project Journal said...

Hey Lori!!
GREAT choice! Haven't read it yet, but definitely on my list. Myra is SO nice, though : ) Even if I didn't think the book sounded great(which totally isn't true!), I would still read it because Myra is just...an incredible person!

I'll have to get back to you on my book : )

Praying Mom said...

Lori... Seems like you an on an Award train!!!

I have a blog award for you!
I enjoy dropping by and reading often. I'll try to comment more! =)


I'm a PBS member too! =)