Thomas Kinkade Christmas tale a real treat

  Thomas Kinkade is famous for his beautiful paintings, full of light and love. He’s called the “People’s Artist" because he captures tidbits of everyday life with his work.
  He also manages to capture these vignettes of life in his “Cape Light” series, which he co-writes with author Katherine Spencer. And his Christmas books are looked forward to each year by fans of his writing and his paintings both.
  This year, it is a real treat to be able to find two of Kinkade’s beloved stories available, a new one for this year, “A Wish For Christmas,” and a paperback version of last year’s offering, “A Christmas Star.”
  In “A Wish For Christmas” the people of Cape Light find themselves reflecting on their past and looking forward to their futures during the holiday season.
  David has returned home after serving in Afghanistan to find his widowed father, Jack, has remarried. Also, his own physical injuries are severe enough that they may never heal. He’s having trouble joining in the cheer of the Christmas season but soon realizes that he will have to heal not only his body but also his heart.
  Meanwhile, matriarch Lillian Warwick still rules her family with an iron first. Deeply disappointed when her granddaughter Sara moves out to take a job in Boston, she remains stubbornly independent, resisting help from her daughters. But when her oldest friend, Dr. Ezra Elliot, is suddenly the one in need, Lillian rises to the challenge to help. Never expecting to find love again at this time in her life, she cares for Ezra and begins to wonder if it’s possible to let down her guard.
  In “A Christmas Star,” Sam and Jessica Morgan look forward to celebrating the holidays. But when they’re awakened by the smoke alarm in the midst of one quiet night, they barely make it outside before their beloved house is engulfed in flames.
  Meanwhile, single mom Julie Newton and her young daughter appear on Jack Sawyer’s doorstep, thanks to bad weather, a broken-down car, and a dead cell phone battery. And though Jack, still mourning the loss of his wife, feels none of the holiday spirit, he can’t turn them away. As Sam and Jessica begin trying to piece their future back together, and Jack finds his frozen heart melting day by day, it soon becomes clearer than ever that miracles can happen even in the humblest of settings.
  Kinkade and Spencer have developed a warm and loving community in Cape Light, and it is a delight to return year after year to catch up with the residents of this charming town. With “A Wish For Christmas” being the 10th book in this series, it is a comforting tradition to look forward.

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