Keeping Christmas

Keeping Christmas For the first time since their children were born empty nesters Judith and Stan Winters spent Thanksgiving without the kids and it s looking like Christmas will be the same Judith can t bring hersel

  • Title: Keeping Christmas
  • Author: Dan Walsh
  • ISBN: 9780800721190
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For the first time since their children were born, empty nesters Judith and Stan Winters spent Thanksgiving without the kids, and it s looking like Christmas will be the same Judith can t bring herself to even start decorating for the holiday her kids always hung the first ornaments on the tree, ornaments they had made each year since they were toddlers Sure they were sFor the first time since their children were born, empty nesters Judith and Stan Winters spent Thanksgiving without the kids, and it s looking like Christmas will be the same Judith can t bring herself to even start decorating for the holiday her kids always hung the first ornaments on the tree, ornaments they had made each year since they were toddlers Sure they were strange looking some could be called downright ugly but they were tradition A tradition she s heartbroken to miss this year.With Judith refusing to decorate the bare spruce tree in their living room, Stan knows something must be done And his only hope for saving the holiday is found in a box of handmade ornaments Fan favorite Dan Walsh invites readers to enjoy this nostalgic Christmas story that celebrates all of our most cherished seasonal traditions, especially the importance of family Readers will join in remembering the things that make their own Christmas season so special.

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    About “Dan Walsh

    • Dan Walsh

      Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of 18 novels including The Unfinished Gift, When Night Comes and Rescuing Finley He has won 3 Carol Awards finalist 6 times , 3 Selah Awards and 4 of his books have been finalists for RT Review s Inspirational Book of the Year Magazine and blog reviewers often compare his novels to Nicholas Sparks or Richard Paul Evans although Dan now several bestselling suspense novels his repertoire A member of American Christian Fiction Writers ACFW and Word Weavers International, Dan writes fulltime in the Daytona Beach area He and his wife Cindi have been married 41 years You can find out about his books or follow him on other social media sites from his website at danwalshbooks.

    690 thoughts on “Keeping Christmas

    • Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh is his Christmas book for 2015. Judith Winters is in a funk. She just experienced her first Thanksgiving without her children or grandchildren. She is used to having them around, but now they have all moved away. Judith just found out that none of them will be coming for Christmas. Her normal tradition for Black Friday is to decorate the house in the morning and the tree in the afternoon (with the help of her children and grandkids). This year she just does not wan [...]


    • Keeping Christmas tells a touching story of a couple dealing with the painful changes of life, and how they find hope in friendships and each other. As always, Dan Walsh portrays characters who feel like friends, and the moving ending may make you reach for tissues! An excellent read, especially for those facing the empty nest.


    • If your having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit due to "empty nest" syndrome, this is a great book to bring the spirit back to you.This is a fast and powerful read. I recommend this highly! I also recommend us all to keep Christmas, no matter what is happening in our lives! Dont ever let that spirit go.


    • Keeping Christmas has a lovely nostalgic feel to it. Dan includes a lot of familial detail, and it reminded me of Christmas’s growing up. My mom always put up a tree specifically for all of our handmade ornaments, and much like Judith, my mom and I loved unwrapping them each year. Much like the ornaments in this story, let’s just say some of them were very unique.Judith’s story has several heartwarming moments, but also some realistic moments as well. Even though I haven’t experienced an [...]



    • This Dan Walsh Christmas novella has a touch of romance, the warmth of Christmas and the essence of The Gift of the Magi. The pace begins slowly which may bother some readers; but for me, it captured the angst, depression, and sorrow that Judith Winters was experiencing facing an empty nest for the first time at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I remember the first Thanksgiving our son was in college and he couldn't come home for Thanksgiving. I too wondered if it was worthwhile to go the whole nine [...]


    • Good grief. I pray I never become as pathetic and whinny as this woman when my children leave home. The husband made a nice gesture but what's going to happen in the future when the kids possibly can't make it home again?? Judith needs to deal with reality. Why was the ornament class specifically and repeatedly referred to as only being for mothers and daughters? This book was written in 2015! Maybe a mother and son would enjoy the class. Or father and daughter. It should have been for any child [...]


    • _______________________________________________ *My Thoughts*Keeping Christmas is a gift to readers, it truly is. One reviewer put it this way: "An Ending as Feel Good Cozy as a Yule log". I could not agree more! This is an empty nest story. You know the drille kids move out, the father makes the most of it by doing everything he couldn't do when the kids were home, the mother slips into a sort of depression remembering the days when they were a family under one roof. It's sad, and it makes the [...]


    • I don't know about you, but as Christmas approaches and the cold weather sneaks in, there is nothing I like more than curling up with a good book. And Dan Walsh's latest novel, "Keeping Christmas", certainly fits the bill! I flew through the book in short order, partly as it's not too long at just over 200 pages, but also because it was simply so enjoyable that I wanted to stay in Stan and Judith's world until I could see how things ended. The characters have been drawn with depth and emotion, a [...]


    • Stan and Judith Winters are empty nesters. The holidays are upon them. Their children can't return home for Thanksgiving, and now Christmas. Judith takes that news very hard.This was a tough read for me. Maybe because one day all my children will grow up and move away. And I'm not looking forward to that happening. Christmas tends to bring out the best and worst in people. Expectations unmet or hoped deferred makes a soul sick. Judith couldn't bring herself to enjoy the holidays without her chil [...]


    • Dan Walsh in his new book, “Keeping Christmas” published by Revell takes us into the lives of Judith and Stan Winters.From the Back Cover: Nothing is more beautiful than familyFor the first time since their children were born, empty nesters Judith and Stan Winters spent Thanksgiving without the kids, and it’s looking like Christmas will be the same. Judith can’t bring herself to even start decorating for the holiday; her kids always hung the first ornaments on the tree, ornaments they ha [...]


    • About the Book:For the first time since their children were born, empty nesters Judith and Stan Winters spent Thanksgiving without the kids, and it's looking like Christmas will be the same. Judith can't bring herself to even start decorating for the holiday; her kids always hung the first ornaments on the tree, ornaments they had made each year since they were toddlers. Sure they were strange-looking--some could be called downright ugly--but they were tradition. A tradition she's heartbroken to [...]


    • This was a charming Christmas story. Kind of slow and depressing at first as Judith is having a hard time coping with the empty nest. She has no life outside her family and now all of them were gone, ,except her husband. Stan and her best friend, Betty, try to cheer her up but nothing seems to help. Judith doesn't even want to decorate for Christmas and it's her favorite holiday. Stan is at wit's end. He's trying to come up with brilliant ideas and plans to brighten Judith up, even helps her dec [...]


    • Dan Walsh is known for well-crafted books that touch the heart, and Keeping Christmas continues to meet that description. Expert character and story development results in authentic personalities and situations that will resonate with many in the empty-nester years, as well as serve as a cautionary tale for those with children still at home. (In fact, at times, I became a bit annoyed with Judith's despair and complete obsession over her children's absence and the fact that she had developed no i [...]


    • This is one heart-warmer of a book. If you are a mature single adult or empty nester, or have them in your life, be prepared to empathize with Judith’s questioning of putting out Christmas décor that “no-one” will see and the efforts of others to cheer her up. While the writing is a bit simplistic at times, and bass fishing references abound, the pay-off is worth the time spent to reach it. If you are looking for a quick and heart-warming seasonal read, this is definitely one to consider. [...]


    • The empty nest syndrome hits Judith Winters hard this years, Stan and her first Thanksgiving that they have been alone since they had children. Now a call of all three of her children informs her that they cannot make it home for Christmas.The story revolves around the reminiscing of past holiday season moments, remembering how each year she helped the children make new ornaments for their tree, and how they are in a box marked Ugly Ornaments. The story tells about the ornaments and how the fami [...]


    • Judith is upset because her three adult children with families of their own could not make it for Thanksgiving and would also miss Christmas because none of them had enough money to make the trip. Stan, her husband is worried but tries to keep things as normal as possible by getting down the Christmas boxes and putting up the tree so Judith can decorate which is the last thing she wants to do. Meanwhile, he and his friend Barney are saving all the money they can to buy a new fishing boat.The rea [...]


    • I received this book in exchange for an honest review. The original review can be found on genuinejenn This is the first book I have read by Dan Walsh. I enjoyed the concept of the story but I found it was drawn out and sometimes slow paced. The characters I enjoyed and I would have loved to have seen a bit more character development on the memories on the children. This is a great story for adults who are empty-nesters, I know I will be sad the first holiday without my children when they grow u [...]


    • Stan and Judith Winters have spent Thanksgiving alone for the first time since their children have married and moved away. While they found this difficult, it is the prospect of having no family home for Christmas that has broken Judith's heart. Their children long to come home for the holidays, but none of them can afford the expense of flying home to Florida. Stan is thoughtful and considerate of Judith's feelings and tries his best to lift Judith's spirits. Betty, Judith's best friend, also r [...]


    • A sweet holiday story of first year empty nesters, Judith and Stan Winters, and how they adjust to their first holiday season without the kids & grandkids. This is my second book from Dan Walsh and I really enjoy his simple but heartfelt writing style. I'm looking forward to reading more of his books. I'm going to try and read one every holiday season.


    • Get the tissues ready!!! Dan walsh did it again. This was an amazing book! Empty nesters are hardest hit at the holidays and being a mom now i cant imagine not being with my little boy on christmas. This book has endearing characters and such an amazing tear filled ending. Bravo dan!!!




    • For many folks, Christmas is a happy time of year. It's filled with warm cozy memories, family, food and fun. But it is not that way for everyone. For some people this holiday only brings them pain and emptiness. There may be bad memories or a lack of good memories. What then? Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh is all about one couple dealing with the emptiness of loss at one of the most family oriented times of the year. Stan and Judith Winters are empty nesters. And this year it was painfully obvi [...]


    • In Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh, Stan and Judith Winters are empty nesters. Stan enjoys having a little more freedom of schedule and quietness, but Judith’s life has always been wrapped up in her children, and she misses them. She’s sad that they can’t come for Thanksgiving, but when she learns that none of them can come for Christmas, she falls into a deeper depression than Stan has ever seen. She doesn’t even have the heart to decorate the Christmas tree. That was something they had [...]


    • Warm cozy christmasI did like this book and read it quickly. I would lean more to 3 1/2 rating though. I am very close to understanding what the woman in this story is going through. Three of my children are out of my home and this fall has been a tough one for visiting. I do not look forward to the day that may come with no kids at home. With a daughter and grandkids that live out of state holidays are not complete. But I have to say I was bothered that Judith was wallowing a bit. Her children [...]


    • This book was better than the sappy, romantic Hallmark movie type Christmas books, but it wasn't as satisfying as I thought it would be when I first started reading it. I could sympathetize with Judith's melancholia surrounding Christmas, but it was too much. Her wallowing in her sadness really dragged down the story. The ending was tearful, happy and uplifting, yet it seemed a bit impossible and contrived.


    • Unselfish LoveOh I am so happy I read this book. I would suggest this book to be read from teens, twenties right up to 90. If you want to understand what true love is all about, please read this book. I think it could help those dating, engaged couples and even older married couples.


    • Uplifting What a heartwarming and relevant story. We've lost so much in personal communication and quality time because of electronic advances. This story touches on that so profoundly and how one couple and their family deals with the issue during the holidays.



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