Reviewer: Connie Payne
Title: The Christmas Clock
Author: Kat Martin
Publisher: Vanguard Press
Release Date: October 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Contemporary Romance
Year/Setting: 1994, Dreyerville MI
Overall Rating: 3.5
Sexual Content Rating: None/Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None/Mild
Violent Content Rating: None
Kat's Website: www.katbooks.com
Through several pairs of eyes, we’re given a glimpse into the events that changed not only eight-year old Teddy’s life, but those that befriend and come to love him.
Teddy doesn’t understand that his grandmother’s health is rapidly failing. He doesn’t know the circumstances of his new friend Joe Dixon’s past. Teddy isn’t aware of Sylvia Winter’s former relationship with Joe, nor of their painfully broken engagement. He has no idea that neighbors Floyd and Doris Culver simply exist in their marriage.
The affect Teddy has on their lives simply by being himself goes unnoticed by Teddy. What’s important to Teddy is that he earns enough money to buy a Christmas present for his Gramma: the clock that’s sat in the antique store’s window, the one his Gramma has admired.
Unfortunately Teddy will soon have to be concerned with more than the Christmas clock. What becomes important is Teddy’s unwavering trust in these people, in Joe.
The Christmas Clock is a story of compassion, healing, faith, love and forgiveness. How Teddy unwittingly touches Joe, Sylvia, Doris and Floyd is definitely a miracle and almost magical. This creates the hopes that at some point in our own lives we’re able touch someone’s life unconditionally and unknowingly just as Teddy did.
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