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Restoring Christmas
by Cynthia Ruchti


Overview - Alexis Blake has one chance to land her own show on the Home Project Network and nothing--not an uncooperative client, a job site without indoor plumbing, or a challenging videographer--is going to stand in her way. Elsie, at seventy-plus, is far from the ideal client, but she knows exactly what she wants her fieldstone house to look like, and no designer can tell her otherwise.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Alexis Blake has one chance to land her own show on the Home Project Network and nothing--not an uncooperative client, a job site without indoor plumbing, or a challenging videographer--is going to stand in her way. Elsie, at seventy-plus, is far from the ideal client, but she knows exactly what she wants her fieldstone house to look like, and no designer can tell her otherwise. Gabe Langley, the man with the camera, is caught in the middle and it is his wisdom and warmth that just may be the bridge that will bring these two women together. Can they restore more than just a house and bring about special, almost lost forever Christmas memories?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781617957079
  • ISBN-10: 1617957070
  • Publisher: Worthy Inspired
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Christian - General
Books > Fiction > Holidays

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-11-14
  • Reviewer: Staff

Ruchtis Christmas offering is as warm and traditional as the holiday, combining the au courant passion for fixer-uppering with classic seasonal hoping. Renovator and decorator Alexis Blake has a shot at her own show on the Home Project Network if she can best other competitors in a holiday-themed home makeover. Her challenges include a cranky old client and a plan-B videographer, plus the ghosts of her own past as well as her present-day ambition. Ruchti creates her usual credible and winsome characters and appropriate romantic tension between Alexis and her videographer Gabe, though occasionally their dialog is more standard repartee than clever. Their back stories are unnecessarily laden with issues, making the resolution seem overhasty. Rooting parts of the storyline in World War II is emotionally thin, but Christmas stories do tend to draw on the familiar rather than the original. The author missed chances to go deeper, but perhaps that would be like a too pensive guest at a convivial holiday gathering. Agent: Wendy Lawton, Books & Such Literary Management. (Oct.)

 
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