Hunter Clarke wanted one thing for Christmas: to spend it with his dad and his brother. He misses being included in any guy trips since his parents divorced and he went to live with his mom. So he’s less than happy when his mother tells him that he won a contest to spend Christmas in West Monroe, Louisiana, with a family named the Robertsons. For some reason, they’re supposed to be a big deal. How did he win a contest he didn’t enter? Besides, he’s never heard of them and sure doesn’t want to spend Christmas in a swamp with a bunch of strangers.
Korie Robertson is excited to open her heart and home to Hunter and show him what the Christmas season looks like for the Robertson family. And like it or not, Hunter experiences it firsthand. From duck-hunting disasters with the bearded guys, to learning to cook with Miss Kay, Hunter quickly discovers what it’s like to live with this boisterous, yet loving family. Putting on his headphones and ignoring them is not an option. Before long, Hunter begins to let his guard down. But with Christmas and the end of his trip fast approaching, will it be too little, too late? Or will Hunter be open to the greatest gift of all?
I have been a Duck Dynasty fan since the first show I viewed. This novella includes many of the little known family traditions of the Robertson family throughout the Christmas season. Written by the Duck Commander matriarch, with acclaimed author Travis Thrasher, Miss Kay shares the warmth and compassion of the Robertson family to quietly reach out to those who need love, compassion, and the Lord’s healing touch. Through delicious meals, Miss Kay shares how to fill the stomach. Through wisdom, family and hunting time together, Phil, Willie, Korie and Miss Kay share how to open our lives to others, and especially the best gift of all, Jesus.
Throughout this novel, I laughed and cried. The relationship Hunter forms with the Robertson’s touched me. This book has 36 chapters, which would be perfect as a Christmas family read aloud between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Your entire family will enjoy the antics of the Robertson boys, the love of Miss Kay and Korie, and the strength of Phil, who reveals some of the past the Lord delivered him.
I have admired the Robertson’s for many years. They are where they are because of hard work, family bonds, and especially faith in God. Whether you are 12 or 92, you will enjoy this story.
You may purchase this book from Tyndale here.
Thank you to Kay Robertson, Travis Thrasher, and Tyndale Publishing for a free copy in exchange for my honest review.
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