Monday, November 29, 2010

An Angel on Main Street by Kathi Oram Peterson

What a great Thanksgiving!--and now we can turn our thoughts to Christmas. I love a touching Christmas story and Kathi Oram Peterson's An Angel on Main Street is exactly that. I read it last Christmas and loved it so much that I plan to read it again this season.

Micah Connors promised his mother he would be good in their new town. But with Christmas only three days away, being escorted home by the sheriff does not bode well. Can the towering officer be trusted not to tell what happened? Perhaps the ramshackle stable that has appeared on Main Street will sidetrack him from spilling the day's events--or maybe his interest in Micah's widowed mother will do the trick. The last thing Dawn Connors needs is to hear her son is in trouble. She has enough to worry about with her husband gone and her daughter, Annie, ill.

Even though Micah has told his sister the rustic structure in the middle of town is simply part of the town's holiday decorations, Annie is sure the unseen angels are building the crude stable--which means baby jesus is coming, and He can make her better. Terrified that his little sister might die, Micah vows to find the baby Jesus for Annie, even if it is only a plastic doll. But as Micah gets nearer to his goal he finds that angels are closer than he ever would have believed.

Congratulations to Peterson for writing such a touching tale. I hope you all take the time to read this short novel, and have a great Christmas!

Other novels by this author:
The Stone Traveler
The Forgotten Warrior

Kathi Oram Peterson's blog.
Click here to watch the book trailer for An Angel on Main Street.