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A Christmas Promise: A Cape Light Novel (Kinkade, Thomas)
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Summary: A Christmas Promise
Review: A Christmas Promise is a great 5th installation in Thomas Kincade & Katherine Spencer's Cape Light series. While returning to some previous story line's from already known character's like Emily & Dan and Sam & Jessica, A Christmas Promise also introduces two new characters: Leigh Baxter & minister James Cameron.
If you like feel-good, cozy reads, then this is a good book for you. The town of Cape Light may not be completely realistic by today's standards, but it certainly is a great place to escape to.
Summary: Couldn't Put It Down
Review: I absolutley love this series of books. I was worried that the story line may become weak in the fifth book. I am happy to say I was wrong. This uplifting story gives hope and compassion in a time when it is so needed. I feel like I know all the characters in these stories and care about what happens to each one of them. I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I highly recommend A Christmas Promise to anyone and everyone who wants to read a book that makes them feel good and hopeful about life.
Review: I have been very disappointed in this 5th Cape Light Novel. It is slow and boring. I am usually a VERY fast reader but it has taken me 4 weeks and I am still not finished with this one! I loved the first 4 books in this series but I think it is time to finish the series and be done with it. James is not a very interesting character and NOT hero material. While I have been wondering at Leigh's past, there hasn't been enough mystery to capture my attention for very long. Emily and Dan's marriage plans are boring also. About the only interesting thing that has happened yet is Jessica and Sam's child issues. I have found myself skipping parts and that says a lot for this book. Overall, the first 4 books in this series deserve 5 stars and this one....well...you should quit while you're ahead.
Summary: A Christmas Promise
Review: I love this series. They give you hope. You feel like you know all of the characters personally. I have recommended this series to many of my friend and family. When does the next book come out?
Summary: It ain't natural!
Review: No one in the fantasy world of Thomas Kinkade paintings is real. His commercial schlock illustrations of 10,000 candlepower searchlights beaming out of every window are apt metaphors for the books he lends his name to, but probably doesn't write: unnaturally glowing, unrealistic, and rather simplistic.
This volume's cover, shock-shock, features a cheery, brilliantly lit home during a blizzard. The plot is just as vapid, with a contrived visit from two "out-of-towners" (since everyone in Cape Light is perfect, those with problems must drive in). There is an inevitable dark past, and a predictable romance.
Meanwhile, the locals in Cape Light face crises such as "should Dad buy a chrysler product, now that they are foreign-owned?" In this slim volume, it's a heartwarming tale of a young couple trying to have a baby.
Through it all, a cheap, schmaltzy sentimentality and a thin veneer of pseudo-Christianity pervade. If that's what you want, buy it. I'm sure the "painter of light" will gladly further enrich himself at your expense.
Summary: A great book
Review: Some of the previous books in this Cape Light series seemed to be a lot of feel good fluff. However, the storylines in this
book had substance and dealt with some tougher issues.
We have Leigh, who is on the run, escaping an abusive ex-husband. We have Sam and Jessica, who recently lost a baby, when a child from the community's group home spends some time with them. And on the lighter side, we have Emily and Dan, trying to come to an agreement on the size of their wedding, with Lillian putting in her two cents worth.
I enjoyed the storylines in this book. I liked how the book seemed to deal with some difficult issues, rather than just
focusing on the romances involved.
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