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Memories of Santa Claus: Louis Finnegan Paperback – October 15, 2016
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About the Author
Timothy Collins is living his lifelong dream of being one of Santa’s helpers. This book is a compilation of stories he started to write for his son, Daniel, now college age, when he was a child. Collins is the proprietor of Then and Now Media. He is the author of Sandbag, a Christmas short story; Then and Now: Poems and Images; two books and numerous research reports on rural issues, and more than 100 essays for the Daily Yonder. This is his first Christmas book for children of all ages. He lives in Bushnell, IL, with his wife, Shannon L. Price.
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I am looking forward to sharing it with the rest of the family.
Family, magic, love, nostalgia..the essence of the season!
As I finished and looked up over your book, I noticed I had placed an earlier unpacked Christmas tree in an odd place....Coincidence....or
just Christmas magic?
A decision that Louis Finnegan makes as a 7-year-old boy on Christmas Eve, 1927, goes forward with profound effects over the decades, for himself and his loved ones. It eventually touches many others around the world as well.
The reader accompanies Louis in experiences through the Great Depression and World War II, and we're with him as he learns to pilot aircraft, handling some of the nail-biting dangers and knowing the joys. And we're treated to an innocent, old-fashioned romance and marriage.
Blending magical moments seamlessly with life's challenges -- and sudden occurrences of subtle humor -- the book's 228 pages seem to go by all too fast. And -- is the perceptive reader not TOO surprised by the surprise ending? (No peeking!)
It's hard to imagine any reader being immune to the absolute deliciousness of this book. It's tender and innocent enough for children, and wise and engaging enough for any adult who loves a good book.
by Connie Cook Smith