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Home for Christmas

Home for ChristmasHome for Christmas by Andrew M. Greeley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My dad recommended this to me a few years ago!

I just re-read this in preparation for a readers advisory Holiday Book Discussion program. I couldn’t quite remember why this short, delightful story is one of my favorite Christmas books. There’s love and romance, reality, a cover-up, war and battles, and a gracious Medal of Honor acceptance speech on pages 164-165.

This book covers Peter Patrick Kane’s life from second grade on to life in the military where he is injured three times, badly enough to be awarded Purple Heart medals. His third injury sends him to a meeting with God who has a couple of things he wants Petey to accomplish.

The Catholic priest who plays a role in this book is the kind of pastor we all wish our parishes could have and keep! He is full of personality, reason, deep faith and wisdom.

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