Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Book review: "An Angel on Main Street" by Kathi Oram Peterson

Every year we see a new crop of Christmas stories that warm the heart and remind us what the season is really about. Kathi Oram Peterson's newest book, An Angel on Main Street is one of those special holiday offerings.

Micah Connors, his mother, and little sister have only been living in Bolton, Idaho for a few weeks, but Christmas, 1953 is not looking to be a happy one. Micah's dad died in the recent war and his mom struggles just to put food on the table. Added to that, they moved to Bolton to get Micah away from some friends who were headed down the wrong road, and his little sister, Annie, is very sick. They've had to sell all of their nice furniture to pay for her medical bills and while Micah could seriously use a new coat and shoes, he's not complaining because he's trying to be the man of the house.

When the sheriff catches Micah in the wrong place at the wrong time, they makes a deal to keep it a secret from Micah's mom. Then a mysterious stable and nativity figures begin to appear in the island at the intersection in front of Micah's building, and he begins a quest to find out who's putting it there.

Through bad choices, bad timing, and a Christmas miracle or two, this book will touch your heart and make you yearn to bring the real reason for the season back into your home. At only 99 pages, this story is just the right length to curl up with for an hour or so of relaxation.

This is the second of Kathi Oram Peterson's books. You can learn more about the author at her website or her blog. Her books are available on Amazon, Seagull Book, Deseret Book, and many, many other stores.

Today's stop on my blog tour: Jewel Adams


Cedar Fort said...

Hey Heather- my name is Gillian and I work at Cedar Fort making their blogs. I came upon your blog and enjoyed your book review on "An Angel on Main Street". I really want to read it now! Thanks for sharing- happy blogging!
-Gillian from Cedar Fort

Taffy said...

Thanks for the review. I'm a sucker for Christmas books and stories!

Cindy Beck said...

Sounds like a fun book. Thanks for the review.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Heather, thank you for reading and reviewing my book. Your comments were very touching.