Todd McCray a 24-year-old with developmental disabilities, works at a local animal shelter where he befriends Laura, a young volunteer who also has disabilities but hers are more physical than developmental. Todd and his ever-present, trusted Labrador retriever (appropriately named Christmas) trains Gracie ( who was abandoned by her owners due to financial woes) to help Laura with the day-to-day tasks that are difficult for her.
The local government in Todd’s town is also experiencing financial woes and in early December delivers the sad news that the shelter will have to close.
What will happen to all the animals?
What will happen to Todd? Laura?
I love books where the main characters are faced with challenges and are able to prove how these challenges can be overcome. A Christmas Home by Greg Kincaid is one of these books.
You will fall in love with the child-like honesty of Todd McCray and his ability to stay positive, no matter what obstacles are placed in his path and his ability to know his true-calling in spite of his disabilities.
What I particularly loved is the variety of meanings that the title of this book has to the story.
Will Gracie the abandoned dog have a home for Christmas?
Will the shelter animals who are soon to be displaced find homes in time for Christmas?
Will Christmas the dog, well into his senior years be forced to move to a new home for Christmas?
Will Todd find a new “home” for Christmas doing work that he loves and a new residence?
You will have to read this charmer to find out!
It is the perfect book to warm your heart as well as your winter nights!
From Crown Publishing: In A Christmas Home, Greg Kincaid again treats us to a story rich in the courage of people who, in overcoming their own limitations, teach us a lesson in how to prevail, no matter the odds, no matter the trials.”-Steve Duno author of Last Dog on the Hill.
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