- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1201 KB
- Print Length: 294 pages
- Publisher: Blue Azalea Press (19 Sept. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FLK0W70
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #967,289 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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“It is my duty to carry the Gift to the world, whatever the price.”
Erin Sinclair lives in the lap of depression, even if she does live in a town called ‘Christmasville.’ She left her home at eighteen, as many teenagers do, a victim of teenage angst and the guilt of her father’s death when she was ten. It wasn’t her fault that he was driving to pick her up from school in a snowstorm when he died in a car crash. But children never understand that they aren’t to blame when horrific things happen, do they?
Now, her mother is gone as well, and Erin missed the last decade she could have spent with her, living in New York and working as a court stenographer while her mother stayed in Christmasville.
I turned 30 years old the day I killed my mother.
Alone, depressed, drenched in guilt for allowing her mother to die from breast cancer at home as she wished instead of forcing her into treatment, and feeling as if her life has faded away in front of her eyes, Erin is irritated when the cowboy propped up in front of the coffee shop early one morning walks away from her, apparently leaving his overgrown ‘maybe mastiff(?)’ tied to a tree in front of the shop. Klaus is huge, looks like a cross between a mastiff and a chocolate lab and watches her sadly from the coffee shop window. Well, she can’t just leave him out in the cold, right? Claiming the dog isn’t his, at least the cowboy leaves her his business card with the number for his real estate office. She is more than ready to get on with her life, whatever it will be, just as soon as she sells her mother’s house and all the memories it contains.
Cue high, tittering elven laughter… (screech! Sound of tires coming to a sudden halt…)
Make that cowboy laughter! Well, what do you expect when Santa lives in the mountains of Idaho?! (Insert big grin here)
The Santa Society is a wonderful Christmas story, full to the brim with hope, faith and love. But it is different than the ‘so sweet it makes your teeth rot on contact’ stories you may have read before. Similar to It’s A Wonderful Life there is human evil here – pride, vanity, hatred, and a Society developed to protect the meaning of Christmas – which may just be the downfall of everything Christmas stands for.
Erin’s mother’s last wish was that she not lose her faith in Christmas, in love, or in the reason for the season. And Reason McCloud may just help her find those things again.
He’s the Reason for the Season.
Reason, or Santa Claus to those in the know, stands for everything that is good, right and truthful in humanity. But will the corruption of those around him destroy Santa, Erin, and the true meaning of Christmas?
This book is a total and complete joy to read, filled with hope and joy, but also suspense and terror, making it more than just another Santa story – in a Very Good Way!
The Santa Society is a very secret group that have a Father Christmas who has The Gift. He arranges for families in need to get what ever it is they require without them knowing he did anything. Father Christmas has faith in the magic of this special day and spreads hope and love while providing the other things needed.
I loved this story about Christmas and Santa Claus. It was a completely different twist to this special time of year. It's such an interesting approach to Santa Claus and who he is that I was captivated by the tale. The author took a fairly complex story full of magic, mystery and a bit of romance and made it quite believable.
The characters were wonderful. Yes, Erin was not very happy at the beginning but she did come around and became a bright, courageous woman who I really liked. Reason was perfect - almost too perfect. He was intelligent and authoritative along with very organized. Oh, and handsome too. There were many secondary characters that added to the story. One of Erin's neighbours, Callie, was my favourite. She was only 6 years old but wise for her years and adorable.
Overall, this was quite a surprising story that left me believing in the magic of Christmas.
I picked up this book when it was a free download on Amazon because it sounded intriguing and I loved it!
It had a really good feel-good factor about it and Kristine McCord actually had me wondering if her version of how Santa Claus came about in the first place could actually be true.
I loved the way that she entwined the tenets of the Christian belief about the birth of Christ and the belief in Santa and the magic of Christmas within the story along with a secret society that makes the Masons or the CIA about as secret as a scout troop.
In all a highly enjoyable story and one I will definitely be re-reading.
Very interesting premise though and with a bit more thought, this could have been an excellent book.
This is so well written. I could feel Erin' s depression. But with help from Klaus the dog, and Reason McCloud, she regains life.
I had sad tears, laughs and happy tears. It's a beautiful story, and I'd highly recommend this. I'll definitely be reading more from this author.
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