A Christmas Home: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Oct 30, 2012 - Fiction - 240 pages
27 Reviews
Todd McCray, hero of A Dog Named Christmas, is now twenty-four years old and working at a local animal shelter, where he meets and quickly becomes best friends with Laura, a young volunteer. Laura, like Todd, has disabilities of her own, but her struggles are more physical than developmental. Their friendship is sealed when Todd—with the help of his trusted companion, the tenacious Labrador retriever named Christmas—trains a beautiful dog named Gracie to help Laura with the day-to-day life tasks that are difficult for her. 

Life seems good for Todd, but all is not well in his hometown. Struggling families unable to make ends meet are abandoning more and more dogs, and the shelter is swelling to capacity.  The local government is struggling to meet its obligations too, and in early December, on the cusp of another holiday season, Todd’s boss delivers the bad news.  Due to funding problems, the shelter will close its doors before the end of the year.  But what will happen to all the animals?  

As the Christmas holiday approaches, Todd has limited time to find homes for all the dogs. Not to mention that he needs to secure a new job and figure out what to do when his friendship with Laura takes an unexpected romantic turn. All this seems overwhelming unless you’ve got a loving family, dedicated friends, and a couple of very special dogs behind you. In which case, nothing is impossible.
  

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This book has creative and heart warming happy endings. - Goodreads
Author Greg Kinkaid is an amazing writer. - Goodreads
As to the plot, it's interesting. - Goodreads
I was so glad that it had a happy ending. - Goodreads
I hope the author will continue writing! - Goodreads

Christmas Home is delightful tale 2 warm the heart

User Review  - Blooming with Books - Christianbook.com

A Christmas Home by Greg Kincaid Todd McCray has grown into his position at the shelter and Christmas is vital part of the McCray household. But nothing ever stays the same and the town of Crossing ... Read full review

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User Review  - tammy cook - Christianbook.com

Todd McCray is a kind, young man who has developmental delays. His loving parents never let his handicap define who he is. He works at the local animal shelter in town. When the city needs to cuts ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
26
Section 2
30
Section 3
34
Section 4
37
Section 5
47
Section 6
58
Section 7
67
Section 8
72
Section 19
136
Section 20
137
Section 21
140
Section 22
146
Section 23
147
Section 24
157
Section 25
176
Section 26
179

Section 9
83
Section 10
84
Section 11
88
Section 12
91
Section 13
94
Section 14
98
Section 15
102
Section 16
119
Section 17
129
Section 18
131
Section 27
188
Section 28
191
Section 29
192
Section 30
200
Section 31
207
Section 32
208
Section 33
214
Section 34
217
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About the author (2012)

Greg Kincaid, author of A Dog Named Christmas and Christmas with Tucker, is a practicing lawyer who specializes in family law mediation. He is also an active advocate for literacy and for the humane treatment of animals. He helped to start the Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays program that has found homes for tens of thousands of shelter dogs. The father of five children, he lives on a farm in western Johnson County, Kansas, with his wife, two cats and two dogs.

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