Be glad in the Lord and rejoice! Psalm 32:11

Saturday, December 4, 2010

"On Christmas Eve: A Cape Light Novel" by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer

I have been a big fan of Thomas Kinkade's paintings for a long time, but did you know he also writes a series of books?

Set in the tiny town of Cape Light, Kinkade and his co-writer, Katherine Spencer, have created a wonderful community of characters that readers will find endearing.  For the past several book, Kinkade has concentrated on the Christmas holidays as the basis for his continuing story, and this year "On Christmas Eve," is perhaps one of his best. 

Lucy and Charlie's relationship has been on the rocks, but just as Lucy's about to call it quits, a runaway teenager crosses her path. It turns out this girl has been shuffled from home to home and has decided to make her own destiny-landing in Cape Light. Lucy takes her in despite Charlie's protests. This could be the thing that makes or breaks their frayed relationship.
With a grown son embarking on his own life, and an ex-husband starting a new family, Betty realizes it's time to find a partner of her own. Then Santa bears an unexpected gift at the Rotary Club's Christmas party: himself. Beyond the red suit and the padding, she notices a twinkle in his eye. Has the holiday cheer gone to her head, or is she really attracted to a struggling magazine writer who plays dress-up? But things aren't always as they seem, especially in Cape Light - and unless Betty realizes that good things come in different packages, she risks Santa passing over her this Christmas.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoy the Cape Light series of books, and am always glad to see another holiday story involving the folks in the tiny town. Heartwarming and faith-based, the tales are light and entertaining reading that leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling of satisfaction afterwards.

About the Authors:

Thomas Kinkade is America's most collected living artist. He lives in Northern California.

Katherine Spencer was a fiction editor before turning to a full-time career as a writer. She is the author of more than twenty books for both children and adults. She lives on Long Island, New York.

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