PUYB Tour Review: A Christmas Secret by Candace Hall

Posted 21 October, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Title:A Christmas Secret
Author:Candace Hall
Publisher:Tate Publishing
Release Date:July 5, 2011
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Rating:5/5 Books

About the Book:
When Santa’s reindeer discover a lost kitten named O’Malley, they have no choice but to rescue him and bring him back to the North Pole. Soon all the residents of the North Pole are doing their part to save O’Malley, including Broome, the head Elf, and Wilma the mouse. Because only those who were born in the the North Pole can live there, everyone decides to keep O’Malley a secret–until O’Malley goes missing. Will O’Malley be able to stay in the North Pole? What will Santa think about ‘A Christmas Secret’?

About the Author:
Who would have thought a California girl would grow up to love the magic of a snowy Christmas and the mysteries of the North Pole. The scent of pine needles fills the air as the sleepy eyes of six small children begin to open. Then it begins “The Great Race.” Who will get to the presents first? The sounds of wrapping paper tearing, children laughing, and toys strewn everywhere. This was Christmas Day for Candace Hall’s family in Los Angeles, California. There were no snowflakes and Santa led a parade down Hollywood Blvd. As time passed and growing up continued, sunny California was left behind, Texas became home and there was snow at Christmas.
There were no empty hours in a day to begin writing, even though Candace’s pen had touched a page or two, no real stories began to unfold until her health forced me to retire. It was then that real life experiences and her love of Christmas and a special black kitten turned into “A Christmas Secret.”

Writing has now become Candace’s passion and with the help of the good Lord there will be more stories and adventures to be shared.

Candace’s latest book is a delightful holiday children’s book called A Christmas Secret.

My Review:
Looking for a new Christmas tradition to do with your little ones? Then might I suggest you take a look at Candace Hall’s A Christmas Secret! It’s super adorable and holds a lot of fun filled adventure for the little ones. Ms. Hall has a wonderful talent and this book is a perfect way to start the Holiday season off early!

Shhh…..the reindeer have a secret! Do you promise not to tell? It’s a kitten! But they can’t tell Santa. You see….anyone not born in the North Pole can’t live there. So, what are the reindeer supposed to do with this sweet, lovable kitten named O’Malley??? They can’t leave him. But they can’t take him home to Santa. They decide to keep him a secret, when they discover he went with them back to the Pole!

It was so much fun reading this! I felt like a child again and really got lost among the pages. Candace Hall does a magnificent job at creating the reindeer and using O’Malley’s lovable kitten self to pull the readers and youngsters to the heart of the story.

I highly recommend this fantastic new children’s book for everyone, young and old. You’ll feel like a kid again, hiding something from mom and dad when you know you’re not supposed to have it. Mixed in with the fun is a wonderfully written message of the true meaning of Christmas. A 5 Book worthy new Christmas tradition for every family!

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