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Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Christmas Journey Home

A modern day version of the Christmas Nativity is brought to life on the pages of the latest book by Kathi Macias, A Christmas Journey Home. Two families lives are weaved together by God's answer to pray and to promote the healing that each of them need at Christmas.

Isabella Alcantara's life has been disrupted by the recent gang violence in Mexico. Her entire family, brothers and sisters, mother and father will all fatally killed when a gang filled their home full of bullets one night. The only reason Isabella is still alive is that she is married to Francisco, and they now live in a different home. Fearing for their continued safety especially now that Isabella is seven months pregnant, her grandfather, gives her enough money so that her and Francisco can escape Mexico via a "coyote" who promises them a way across the border.

Living on a 30-acre ranch that runs along the Arizona border, Miriam Nelson's life is shattered when her husband, David is killed during his line of work as a Border Patrol Agent. Leaving Miriam and her young son, Davey alone, her mom, Caroline soon joins them to keep the ranch from being sold as they struggle to find a way to make ends meet.

As the story progresses, we will soon see how the lives of each of them are transformed and completely changed forever as each of them struggles during difficult circumstances to hold onto what remaining faith they have that God does answer prayers.

I received this book compliments of Pump Up Your Book Tours for my honest review and loved the parallel between the Biblical version of the nativity and the miracle that happens on Christmas Eve in this story. A true inspirational story for anyone struggling with the answer of why bad things happen to faithful believers and how God does answer our prayers, just not in the way we would like to see them answered. A true 5 out of 5 stars and a definitely must read. Kathi Macias is climbing her way to the top of one of my favorite authors of all time. For more information about this book, the author and where you can pick up a copy of this book, please click on the links below:

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  1. Thanks for your heartfelt and moving review of Kathi's first annual Christmas novel. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


  2. What a lovely review of A Christmas Journey Home! Thank you so much. We are so pleased with this first Christmas novel that we are planning to make it an annual event. Blessings!


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