Saturday, November 15, 2008

For the Love of St. Nick by Garasamo Maccagnone

Two California boys coping with the loss of their mother, find themselves uprooted when their father, a Navy Commander, is transferred to a base in northern Michigan. With the youngest boy continuously sick, the family must survive military life and the northern elements as they dwell in their little hunter's cabin on Lake Huron.

When the boys' father must leave prior to Christmas to fulfill his secret mission for the United States Military, the boys are surprised by a chance encounter that saves a life and reunites a family. This tale of family and the magic of the season will soon become a Christmas classic.

My Review:
This tiny novelette is quickly read as it contains only forty-four pages. Catholicism is interwoven throughout this tale of two motherless boys, who depend on each other in their lonely existence.

Unfortunately, it's full of gramatical errors along with a few misspelled words. The plot is sketchy; the characters are flat. For someone who would like to read a new Christmas miracle, this is your book. Note: contains some profanity.


Kathy said...

Hi Sally. Thought I would stop by and see what your reading. This sounded really interesting till I got to your review. Appreciate the honest review.

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas books, but after your review, I think I'll skip this one. Typos and grammatical errors really bug me.