Wednesday, July 22, 2015

TIM'S MAGIC CHRISTMAS!

What better way to cool these hot summer days than to think  Christmas?

I am delighted today to share Author Melanie Robertson-King's latest story, TIM'S MAGIC CHRISTMAS, with you. So, here's a little Christmas in July. Enjoy.



This cover is so adorable. Look at that smile.

Tim’s Magic Christmas Blurb:

For Tim Frost, Christmas 2011 is a washout. No Santa. No presents. Nothing. His father lost his job when the mill closed and now the family is on the verge of losing their home.

A chance encounter with Nick Kringle, a modern-day Santa Claus teaches Tim that the greatest gift you receive is the gift of giving.

Buy Links:

In paperback directly from the author. Email melanie@melanierobertson-king.com for details.

Coming soon in mobi and epub formats for most e-readers.
 
My Review
 
 
 
 
TIM’S MAGIC CHRISTMAS
Melanie Robertson-King
 
Christmas, that magical time of the year when children make their “wish” list for the gifts they hope to find under their trees. Sometimes, however, a child’s wishes may not be answered in the way he or she had hoped, but perhaps in an even better way.
In TIM’S MAGIC CHRISTMAS, Author Melanie Robertson-King’s new story for children, the holidays are fast approaching, and Tim Frost wants an iPod for Christmas. There’s one problem. His father has lost his job and money is scarce. His parents can barely pay the bills and buy groceries, much less buy expensive gifts for their children. So, Tim, thinking like a sixth-grader how he can help his family in these tough times, decides to take the $35 and change he’s saved and run away from home. Without him, his parents will have one less mouth to feed.
Little does Tim know the surprises that await him when he rides the bus away from his home town. The places he goes and the people he meets give Tim a new understanding of the true magic of Christmas. Melanie Robertson-King has written a beautiful story about giving and sharing and discovering what’s truly important in life. I recommend this story for school libraries, public libraries, and your own private library. It will renew your faith and hope in our world and the gentle people in it.
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Melanie Robertson-King has always been a fan of the written word. Growing up as an only child, her face was almost always buried in a book from the time she could read. Her father was one of the thousands of Home Children sent to Canada through the auspices of The Orphan Homes of Scotland, and she has been fortunate to be able to visit her father’s homeland many times and even met the Princess Royal at the orphanage where he was raised.
 
A Shadow in the Past, Melanie’s debut novel set in Scotland was published by 4RV Publishing in 2012. Its sequel, Shadows From Her Past, will be coming soon.
 
Melanie has also published a number of her short stories in The Consequences Collection
 
Thank you, Melanie, for sharing your lovely story with us.
Congratulations on your new book.
 
Happy Reading!
 
 

 

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful post Beverly. it is a lovely story but the mention of Christmas made me think how near the end of July we are.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne. The summer is zipping past. I don't know where the days go.

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  2. Thank you so much for your lovely review, Beverly. You've made my day - Tim's, too.

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Melanie. Tim is a delightful character. Young readers should enjoy meeting him.

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  3. Can't go wrong with a fun christmas book. Although no snow, thanks lol

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    1. No snow here either, Pat, but I bet somewhere in the world has a blanket of the white stuff.

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  4. This sounds like a lovely book. And Melanie's own story of her father sounds intriguing, as does the title of her debut novel.

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    1. It is a touching story, Elizabeth, as is the story of her father.

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  5. Great review, Beverly, and congratulations, Melanie. This sounds like a wonderful book for all children...and adults!

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    1. Thanks, Karin. Young readers should enjoy going along with Time as he makes some amazing discoveries about Christmas and Santa.

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  6. This looks heartwarming with an important message. :)

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    1. It is a story that will make you count your blessings, Medeia.

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  7. Love the cover and the story sounds like it will melt my heart. A great way to think cool thoughts on these hot summer days. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. It is a lovely story, Jess, especially in these times when we all seem to want so much and there are still families out there with very little. Think cool. It's 99 degrees here today.

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