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Catching Christmas
2018
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Blackstock (If I Run) delivers a tender and funny yuletide tale of faith, hope, and love. Taxi driver Finn Parrish is outraged that sweet and spunky Miss Callie needs a cab ride to the doctor. Who would leave an elderly woman, obviously ill and confused, alone to manage a doctor's appointment the week before Christmas? Unwillingly drawn into Callie's life as she continues to ask for his cab services, Finn comes to appreciate her determination and spirit even as he's reminded of his failures with his own mother. Finn, meanwhile, is just trying to make rent and can't decide whether he wants to go back to being a chef. Callie hires her "sweet boy" to taxi her around town so she can find a Christmas date for her granddaughter Sydney, an overworked first-year attorney. Stuck with an impossible case, Sydney feels guilty about not spending more time with her lonely grandmother. As Christmas approaches and Callie's health wavers again, Sydney and Finn discover that some things matter more than rent or a job. Quirky characters and a wholesome plot will please inspirational readers looking for a heartwarming Christmas story. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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<p>The first Christmas story from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Terri Blackstock.</p> <p>"The feel-good Christmas book of the year. Blackstock's tale of love and redemption wrapped in a holiday bow will leave you smiling. Don't miss Catching Christmas." --New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hauck</p> <p>This Year, Christmas Comes Just in Time</p> <p>As a first-year law associate, Sydney Batson knows she will be updating her resume by New Year's if she loses her current case. So when her grandmother gets inexplicably ill while she's in court, Sydney arranges for a cab to get her to the clinic.</p> <p>The last thing cab driver Finn Parrish wants is to be saddled with a wheelchair-bound old lady with dementia. But because Miss Callie reminds him of his own mother, whom he failed miserably in her last days, he can't say no when she keeps calling him for rides. Once a successful gourmet chef, Finn's biggest concern now is paying his rent, but half the time Callie doesn't remember to pay him. And as she starts to feel better, she leads him on wild-goose chases to find a Christmas date for her granddaughter.</p> <p>When Finn meets Sydney, he's quite sure she's never needed help finding a date. Does Miss Callie have an ulterior motive, or is this just a mission driven by delusions? He's willing to do whatever he can to help fulfill Callie's Christmas wish. He just never expected to be a vital part of it.</p> <p>"Blackstock's Catching Christmas is not your average romance. Darling and laugh-out-loud cute, it makes the reader think about the important things in life. I read it in one gulp and wished there was more. Highly recommended!" --Colleen Coble, USA TODAY bestselling author of the Hope Beach and Lavender Tides series</p> <p>"Terri Blackstock's latest offering touches tender places with its quirky characters and stirring plot. Catching Christmas explores what happens when the paths of a disenchanted taxi driver collide with that of an overworked attorney. Blackstock weaves a compelling, romantic tale that is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit!" --Denise Hunter, bestselling author of Honeysuckle Dreams and The Convenient Groom</p>
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