- Author Mary Alice Monroe
- Release Date October 25, 2016
- Publisher Simon and Schuster
- ISBN/ASIN 9781501125539
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Diana S
A LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS by Mary Alice Monroe is a story of healing, family adversity and the miracle of Christmas.
Miller McClellan is a ten-year-old boy who only wants a dog for Christmas. His family is financially strapped because of the docking of his father’s shrimp boat, which makes a dog an improbable gift.
Miller’s older brother Taylor McClellan has been away serving his country in the military. Taylor is injured and is released to go home from the hospital. He is not sure that he ought to go home with his PTSD as active as it is.
Jenny is the mother of these two boys and has been working two jobs to help her husband pay the bills. Her oldest son is coming home after being gone for five years and she wants it to be the best Christmas ever, not realizing the problems Taylor will be bringing home with him. When Taylor gets a service dog it is like a knife to the heart when Miller can’t have his dog. Getting to trust each other again as brothers is difficult to do, at first, but time heals all wounds. The spirit of Christmas is tested over and over again, as the family tries to work through heartbreak and financial stress.
A LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS is a miraculous story of love, family, and the power of forgiveness. If you are looking for a new Christmas story to read year after year, I highly recommend this book. It is like the pages turn themselves because I devoured this lovely tale.