Friday, December 6, 2019

Catching Christmas
by Terri Blackstock

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 286
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  As a first-year law associate, Sydney Batson knows she will be updating her resume by New Year’s if she loses her current court case. So when her grandmother gets inexplicably ill while she’s in court, Sydney arranges for a cab to get her to the clinic.

The last thing cab driver Finn Parrish wants is to be saddled with a wheelchair-bound old lady with dementia. But because Miss Callie reminds him of his own mother, whom he failed miserably in her last days, he can’t say no when she keeps calling him for rides. Once a successful gourmet chef, Finn’s biggest concern now is making his rent, but half the time Callie doesn’t remember to pay him. And as she starts to feel better, she leads him on wild goose chases to find a Christmas date for her granddaughter.

When Finn meets Sydney, he’s quite sure that she’s never needed help finding a date. Does Miss Callie have an ulterior motive, or is this just a mission driven by delusions? He’s willing to do whatever he can to help fulfill Callie’s Christmas wish. He just never expected to be a vital part of it.


Kritters Thoughts:  Sydney Batson is a young lawyer trying to survive as the law firm is making cuts while also being the caregiver for her grandmother who she has just recently reconnected with.  When a call to a cab driver to help get her grandmother to a doctor's appointment becomes a serendipitous moment!  Finn Parrish is the cab driver who ends up spending a lot of time with Miss Callie and helping her out in a time of need and being a generous, kind fellow may just change his life!

I love a Christmas book where values are at the forefront of the story and a lesson can be learned.  Many of the books I have read this season, love has been at the center, so it was nice to have love be a very side story and instead relationships and values be the center of attention.

Beware, this one has a moment or two that could cause some tears, so you may not want to read this one out and about.  


Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2019 Challenge: 58 out of 100


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Viking Penguin.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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