Yesterday I read 'An Angel On Main Street' by Kathi Oram Peterson. It was a delightful little Christmas story that takes place after the Korean War. Having lost her husband, a young widow moves her family to a small town in Idaho for a fresh start. The fresh start is for Micah. He's a good boy, but hanging out with the wrong crowd got him in trouble in the last place they lived in.
To complicate things, Micah's little sister, Annie, is very sick after having rheumatic fever. When a manger scene begins to mysteriously begin to appear one piece at a time on main street, it seems to give Annie hope. Micah vows to find the the baby Jesus and bring it to Annie before she gets any weaker.
If only Micah can accomplish his goal without the interference of the pesky town sheriff who seems to keep butting into their lives and making goo goo eyes at his mom.
Written from a young boys point of view, this sweet story of courage and determination will give you a good dose of the holiday spirit, no matter when you chose to read it.
An Angel On Main Street is available on Amazon and at Deseret book at this link http://deseretbook.com/item/5030490/An_Angel_on_Main_Street
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The Author, Kathi Oram Peterson, is also having a contest on her blog this month. It's called 'An Angel In Your Life Contest'. To enter, simply write about an experience where someone was an angel in your life and e-mail your story to Kathi at firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec.15th. Winners will announced on Kathi's blog www.kathiswritingnook.com.