Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Robertson Family Christmas by Miss Kay Robertson with Travis Thrasher

About the Book:

Hunter Clarke wanted one thing for Christmas: to spend it with his dad and his brother.

He misses being included in any guy trips since his parents divorced and he went to live with his mom. So he’s less than happy when his mother tells him that he won a contest to spend Christmas in West Monroe, Louisiana, with a family named the Robertsons. For some reason, they’re supposed to be a big deal. How did he win a contest he didn’t enter? Besides, he’s never heard of them and sure doesn’t want to spend Christmas in a swamp with a bunch of strangers.

Korie Robertson is excited to open her heart and home to Hunter and show him what the Christmas season looks like for the Robertson family. And like it or not, Hunter experiences it firsthand. From duck-hunting disasters with the bearded guys, to learning to cook with Miss Kay, Hunter quickly discovers what it’s like to live with this boisterous, yet loving family.

Putting on his headphones and ignoring them is not an option. Before long, Hunter begins to let his guard down. But with Christmas and the end of his trip fast approaching, will it be too little, too late? Or will Hunter be open to the greatest gift of all?

My Thoughts:

It's no secret to fans of the show that Miss Kay loves her some Christmas!  It's also no secret that faith and family mean everything to the Robertson clan.  What makes this book so interesting is seeing the Robertson family through the eyes of a young teen from a city background.

Hunter is custom made for the Robertson Family Christmas.  He's from a broken home, he doesn't have faith in anything or anyone, and while he seems aloof and distant, he craves a family.  Enter him in a contest to win an experience of a lifetime and watch the duck feathers fly.

For anyone who loves the show, read this book.  For anyone who's ever said "I wish I was a Robertson", read this book.  For anyone who loves Christmas, read this book.  And, to anyone who just cannot believe the Robertsons, their faith and their family values are real... this book.  The storytelling isn't always top notch, but the heart behind the story is genuine through and through.  My thanks to my friends at Tyndale Publishing for an opportunity to read a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

I won't go so far to state that this is my new favorite Christmas novella, but it is definitely in the top five.

Happy Reading!



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