Sunday, December 12, 2010

An Angel on Main Street by Kathi Oram Peterson

Micah Connors promised his mother he would be good in their new town. But with Christmas only three days away, being escorted home by the sheriff does not bode well. Can the towering officer be trusted not to tell what happened? Perhaps the ramshackle stable that has appeared on Main Street will sidetrack him from spilling the day's events—or maybe his interest in Micah's widowed mother will do the trick. The last thing Dawn Connors needs is to hear her son is in trouble. She has enough to worry about with her husband gone and her daughter, Annie, ill. 
Even though Micah has told his sister the rustic structure in the middle of town is simply part of the town's holiday decorations, Annie is sure that unseen angels are building the crude stable—which means baby Jesus is coming, and he can make her better. Terrified that his little sister might die, Micah vows to find the baby Jesus for Annie, even if it is only a plastic doll. But as Micah gets nearer to his goal he finds angels are closer than he ever would have believed.
I loved this story. My heart ached for Micah and Annie and especially their mother who was doing all she could to support her two children. I liked the Sheriff and his willingness to do good to those in need. And I loved the unlikely hero of this story. I certainly didn't guess it! This was truly a feel-good, make-you-want-to-serve-others kind of book. Perfect reading for Christmastime. :) 

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