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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tyndale review-A Robertson Family Christmas by Travis Thasher and Miss Kay Robertson

Good morning y'all!! It's cold, gloomy, and wet here today but inside I'm cozy in one of my favorite sweaters, listening to Christmas music, with the tree and indoor lights on ready to enjoy a good book!

*About the Author(s)*

Travis Thrasher
Travis Thrasher is the bestselling author of over thirty works of fiction in a variety of genres. He’s written novels that have crossed the spectrum between love stories and supernatural thrillers. His variety of inspirational stories have included collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, and pastors. He’s also helped write memoirs and self-help books.
In 2011, Travis co-authored Paper Angels with Jimmy Wayne and Letters From War with Mark Schultz. Both of these were collaborations based on songs. Since then he’s written several novelizations including Home Run and The Remaining. He’s also done books with the Robertsons from Duck Dynasty and a nonfiction work called The Brainy Bunch. His latest work is the novelization for Do You Believe, the follow-up movie from the makers of the popular film God’s Not Dead.
Before being a full-time author, Travis was the Author Relations Manager at Tyndale House Publishers from 1994 to 2007, working with many NY Times bestselling authors. His role was to serve as a liaison between the authors and the publisher. This experience has equipped him to collaborate with a diverse group of people on a variety of projects. He believes his strength is taking the vision for the product and creating a meaningful and authentic work of fiction around it.
Travis and his wife, Sharon, live in a suburb of Chicago and have three daughters.

Miss Kay Robertson

Marsha Kay Robertson (née Carroway; born December 21, 1947), also known as Miss Kay, is an American television personality, best known for her appearances on the A&E reality series Duck Dynasty.
Robertson is the wife of entrepreneur and Duck Dynasty co-star Phil Robertson, and mother of Duck Dynasty personality and current Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson. She is commonly referred to on the show as "Miss Kay". She has a passion for cooking.
She is the author of the cookbook Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family, and Food--Bringing Our Home to Your Table

*Book Description*

Hunter Clarke cannot believe his mother would do this to him. He expected it from his father...he's always loved his brother more...but his mother shipping him off for Christmas to live with a bunch of hillbillies in the woods hunting ducks? When things go from bad to worse Hunter is more and more confused by this seemingly "happy-go-luck-nothing-can-go-wrong-family" his mom has found in the woods. Nothing prepares him for what he will find...

Korie Robertson is a little worried that they might be in over their heads on this one. Hunter has been nothing but sulky and angry since he's gotten here and every one is waiting with bated breath as to what will transpire between him and Phil Robertson. The man would not take kindly to Hunter's long lasting attitude and would surely try to straighten it out. She's tried everything she can think of...or has she? Will they make it through the season in one piece with one mess after the other?

*What I liked*

While this may not be the "Love story of the century" (This isn't a romance book anyway) it really  sports a different kind of love. Unconditional love. After everything Hunter had gone through with his parents' divorce, he desperately needed help and he got it. In the form of a wonderful blessing. A family that truly cared about his family. About his situation.  About him. Not only that but they showed him his family cared and, more importantly, God cared. Add in a bit of humor and you have a lovely book! Also, I LOVE to cook/ bake so the little tidbits from Miss Kay had me drooling!! Oh, did I mention this book is HARDCOVER?!

*What I didn't like*

It was too short!!

*My Rating*

*Why my rating is what it is*

My rating is 4 stars because it is a really good book but some people like to read books that are decisively ficton or non-fiction and this one's both! The best of both worlds in my opinion but not every one feels the same. It was also too short for the reader side of me...I wanted more!! Still, it's a wonderful book for both kids and adults. I've read other reviews from numerous people saying it helped them with their own teens. :)

 *Where to buy it*

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