Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Unexpected Christmas Hero


Kathi Macias

About the book . . . 

Never expecting to be homeless, Josie Meyers and her children are shocked when circumstances force them to live on the streets. Rick, a down-and-out disabled vet, befriends them, reawakening memories of a faith Josie had in childhood. But can she reconcile her once-held beliefs with her current situation? Will she and her children even survive long enough to try to rekindle Josie’s faith? 

 About the author . . .          

Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored nearly 40 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences. She won the 2008 Member of the Year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) and was the 2011 Author of the Year from Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband. You can find out more about Kathi or contact her via her website:

Reader Review . . . 

When Josie's husband Sam passed away, she was horrified to learn that because of his financial decisions she and their children were left homeless.  While eating Thanksgiving dinner at a shelter, they meet Rick, a homeless Vietnam vet.  Josie doesn't realize that while Rick may not have a home, he can lead her back to her Heavenly Father and to the safety and security her children crave.

Anyone who can read this through with dry eyes is worse than the Grinch.  There; I've said it.  But it is not one of those sappy, schmaltzy Christmas novels that are so sweet they make your teeth hurt.  This one has a message, and it really made me think.  We're right in the middle of the season where shoppers trample one another to grab a bargain, while on the street outside there are people, even children, who don't know where their next meal is coming from or where they will sleep that night.  If you feel, as I do every year, that your holiday is becoming too commercial, read this book.  I guarantee you will give thanks with a truly grateful heart this year.

5 very thankful stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Pump Up Your Book book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  



If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. -
Bob Hope




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