Monday, November 10, 2014

A Robertson Family Christmas with a GIVEAWAY


Hunter Clarke wanted one thing for Christmas: to spend it with his dad and his brother. He misses being included in any guy trips since his parents divorced and he went to live with his mom. So he’s less than happy when his mother tells him that he won a contest to spend Christmas in West Monroe, Louisiana, with a family named the Robertsons. For some reason, they’re supposed to be a big deal. How did he win a contest he didn’t enter? Besides, he’s never heard of them and sure doesn’t want to spend Christmas in a swamp with a bunch of strangers.

Korie Robertson is excited to open her heart and home to Hunter and show him what the Christmas season looks like for the Robertson family. And like it or not, Hunter experiences it firsthand. From duck-hunting disasters with the bearded guys, to learning to cook with Miss Kay, Hunter quickly discovers what it’s like to live with this boisterous, yet loving family. Putting on his headphones and ignoring them is not an option. Before long, Hunter begins to let his guard down. But with Christmas and the end of his trip fast approaching, will it be too little, too late? Or will Hunter be open to the greatest gift of all?

Available on Amazon and Tyndale and any book store


About the Authors:
Kay Robertson is part of the Duck Commander family. She is married to Phil, loves to cook, and her favorite family member is her dog Jack Russel terrier, Jessie. Kay keeps her family together by serving dinner around the table, often cooking for many extras.

Travis ThrasherAlso contributing, critically acclaimed and creatively diverse novelist Travis Thrasher has made a career out of defying expectations.Writing stories that have moved, haunted and provoked readers, Thrasher has told tales in a variety of genres. His one common theme is brokenness, and his one common tactic is surprise. He lives with his wife and three daughters in a suburb of Chicago. For more information on Travis, go to www.travisthrasher.com.
 I received this book from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to give a positive one. 

My Thoughts:
This book was short and sweet. I enjoyed the story of a young man who has a somewhat troubled home life. His parents are divorced, his mom works long hours and he does not spend as much time with his father as he would like. He has some real issues to work through. Unknown to him, his mom enters him in a contest in which the winner spends Christmas with Korie and Willie, whom he has never heard of before. Needless to say, he is none too happy that he won. 

Life with the Robertson's is quite different than what he is used to. These people have legitimate fun times. They enjoy life and seem to be genuinely happy. Their family memebers actually seem to get along. Hunter is not sure if they are putting on a show or if life can really be like that. Where does their happiness come from? Do they really care about each other and him? While he is there he experiences duck hunting, cooking, and much more. He also gets a taste of the family's faith.

This book kept my attention and I enjoyed the novella. They incorporated their faith in a great way and shared the plan of salvation openly as well as the real reason for celebrating Christmas. The story is also about sharing love with those who may not be blessed to experience it in a positive way. Hunter is changed by his adventure, and maybe this book will change you too. 

GIVEAWAY!!
I was blessed by Tyndale with an extra copy of this book to give away to one lucky reader. 
To be entered in the contest just leave a comment sharing
Your Favorite Christmas Tradition
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Winner will be chosen November 25.

2 comments:

  1. Amy, one of my favorite Christmas traditions is my daughter, Amber, and I "run the guys off" (smile) for the late afternoon/evening so we can bake and decorate several kinds of cookies! On our annual Mother & Daughter Christmas Cookie Night, we always dress up all pretty, set up the camera for a small photo shoot of us two, and I give her an early gift which is usually contains warm fuzzy socks, cooking items, 2 Christmas mugs or holiday glasses, just a few special items just for her! Then with the Christmas music in the background, candles lit and pretty decorations in the kitchen and dining room we begin sorting ingredients, getting the oven preheating and start baking, and ultimatley wind up decorating the little things til we are completely worn out from it. Tired, warm and happy, and with platters full of homemade Christmas goodies, we welcome "the boys" (hubby and son Caleb) home and love hearing their "oohs & ahhs" and watching them sample all the pretty, tasty treats! It's so special. I love my family and most of all I thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for what CHRISTmas means to me in my heart! CHRIST IS BORN!!! HALLELUJAH!!! RING THE BELLS!!! (and pass the cookies)

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    1. My Dear Friend,
      I know this is your special Christmas Tradition and hope this year you will be getting to do it again.
      You... are the WINNER!! of my giveaway.
      You were also the only entry - but I know God always knows what He is doing, so I am not questioning this. You were meant to WIN and someone in your life can use this book :-)
      Hugs and hope to see you soon!!

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