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Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2018]
293 pages ; 19 cm
"New York Times bestselling author Terri Blackstock tells the rich and heartwarming story of a cab driver, a young attorney, and the elderly woman who will stop at nothing to give her granddaughter one special gift for Christmas"-- Provided by publisher.
9780310351726 (hardcover)
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Terri Blackstock was born in Belleville, Illinois on December 7, 1957. She received a bachelor's degree from Northeast Louisiana University in 1981. She began writing in 1983 and wrote 32 romance novels for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin, and Silhouette under the names Terri Harrington, Tracy Hughes, and Terri Blackstock. In 1994, she started writing only Christian novels. She has written over 30 Christian novels including the Sun Coast Chronicles series, Second Chances series, Newpointe 911 series, Cape Refuge series, and Restoration series. She has won numerous awards including the Romance Writers of America's Golden Medallion for Best Short Contemporary Novel in 1988 for Stolen Moments and Retailer's Choice Award for General Fiction in 2007 for Night Light. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)
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  Publishers Weekly Review

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.

  Booklist Review

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Finn Parrish just wants to make enough money to pay his rent. Once a gourmet chef, Finn is now a cab driver. Sydney Batson needs to be at the top of her game. Her law firm is cutting staff left and right, and her only chance of survival is winning an impossible case. But she is distracted by her concern over her grandmother's health. Finn really didn't want to get involved with this old woman's personal situation, but Miss Callie reminds him so much of his mother, he's starting to feel that helping Miss Callie might make up in some small way for how he failed his mom when she was dying. Callie has only one wish this Christmas: she wants to find her granddaughter the perfect date. Blackstock's charming romance is sure to put readers in the Christmas spirit. Recommend to fans of Karen Kingsbury and readers who DVR the entire holiday line-up on the Hallmark channel.--C. L. Quillen Copyright 2018 Booklist
<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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