Author: Greg Kincaid
Title: A Dog Named Christmas
Series: 1st in series
Genre: Holiday fiction
Book From: Library
My Rating: 4
Date Started: Dec 15, 2009
Date Finished: Dec 16, 2009
I read this book because I saw the Hallmark movie and always tend to enjoy books more than the movies.. This one didn't disappoint. The movie was made very close to the book... only a few things were changed slightly.. However, there was one change that I felt was major to the story and that was the way the father (main character) was portrayed. In the movie he came off as being rough, not really willing to give in much even to the point of rudeness. In the book he was much more laid back and willing to agree to things.
In any case, I am glad I read the book :)
Description from the publisher:
In this heartwarming novel, author Greg Kincaid tells the tender story of how one very special dog changed the lives of his adoptive family—and an entire town—forever.
“Todd, they always want you to adopt a dog. That’s what they do. Besides, we don’t need another animal around here, and most definitely not a dog.”
When Todd McCray, a developmentally challenged young man still living on his parents’ Kansas farm, hears that a local animal shelter is seeking temporary homes for its dogs during the days leading to Christmas, he knows exactly what he wants for the holidays. His father objects, but Todd’s persistence quickly wins out. Soon the McCrays are the short-term foster family for a lovable pooch the young man names Christmas.
But what about all the other dogs who will be forced to spend the Yuletide season in cages? In the days that follow, Todd uses his special gifts of persuasion to encourage his hometown to participate in the “Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program.” What follows from his small act of kindness will teach his family, and his community, about peace on earth and good will toward men—and animals