A wondrous Christmas novel: "Catching Christmas" by Terri Blackstock

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Finn Parrish is a cab-driver extraordinaire, but even Finn finds himself pushed to his limits when he arrives to pick up the elderly Miss Callie for her medical appointment and discovers that she has dementia. He soon finds himself embarking on an unexpected adventure as he continues to respond to her requests to drive her on her errands around town, meeting her frazzled granddaughter Sydney Baston along the way. Although they initially butt heads over her care of Miss Callie, their mutual affection for the elderly woman draws them together as they seek to fulfill Miss Callie's final Christmas wish.

Terri Blackstock has long been one of my favourite suspense authors, as she churns out one fabulous book after another, so I was quite curious to see what her first Christmas-themed novel would be like. I can attest that Blackstock's skill continues to shine through "Catching Christmas", as I was immediately swept up into the story and into these quirky character's lives. Miss Callie may be misplacing her memory, but her heart is fully intact as she seeks the best for her dear Sydney, drawing Finn into her plans along the way (with some humerous scenes to boot). I really appreciate that while love may bloom across the pages of this story, the plot is not overly romantic per se, and thus will appeal to readers of all kinds. The plot zings along, and I soon found myself longing to put on Christmas carols and decorate a tree along with these characters, even if it is only October! Blackstock has not only penned a marvellous Christmas story, but just a good story, period.

Readers looking for a heart-warming read to get them in the Christmas spirit should look no further than "Catching Christmas". I greatly enjoyed this novel and award it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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about the author...

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Terri Blackstock has sold over seven million books worldwide and is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series. Visit her website at www.terriblackstock.com Facebook: tblackstock Twitter: @terriblackstock

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