A Christmas Home
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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A Christmas HomeUser Review - 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 expenses, the shelter is one of the places they can no longer fund. Todd, the staff, and volunteers quickly set out on a mission to find homes for all the cats and dogs. In A Christmas Home Todd takes another step towards independence from his parents. He also starts to experience feelings for his good friend Laura that are different than any he's felt before. This book is an uplifting tale of love for friends, family, and pets. I didn't read the first book, A Dog Named Christmas, but I did see the Hallmark movie made about it. I would recommend watching it. The only problem with my seeing the movie is that Todd is portrayed as being more delayed there than in A Christmas Home. This made it hard for me to believe that some of what he experienced in this book could actually happen. But It didn't affect me enjoying the sweet story of Todd and his dog, family, and friends. Books in this series: A Dog Named Christmas Christmas with Tucker A Christmas Home I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers in exchange for my honest review.
Review: A Christmas Home (A Dog Named Christmas #2)User Review - Goodreads
At the heart of A Christmas Home is a town struggling to survive. People and pets are losing their homes. With no other financial means, a lot of sweet dogs end up in the shelter run by Todd. The city ...