Friday, December 14, 2012
"Mary's Son" by Darryl Nyznyk Giveaway!
Mary’s Son: A Tale of Christmas, winner of 3 Mom’s Choice Awards by
We reveiewed this book last Chrstmas and it is a truly beautiful story that we plan to read to the kiddos again this year. We highly recommend it!
Darryl is offering the
e-book for only $2.99 on Amazon for the month of December!
Here is more info on the book:
"Parents have a lot to compete with when it comes to
teaching their children the true meaning of Christmas. There are
parties, visits with Santa, and, of course, Christmas wish lists
filled with requests for the latest tech gadgets.
Darryl Nyznyk can relate. Like many parents, Nyznyk was concerned
about teaching the reason for the season to his four (now grown)
daughters. Realizing that no modern stories portrayed Christmas like
the classics of yesterday (think Dickens A Christmas Carol), Nyznyk
set about putting his storytelling prowess to use – holiday use. And
when he recited a short story for his then eight-year old daughter at
her birthday party as a way of imparting the true message of
Christmas, he never realized that it would one day be an inspirational
Mary’s Son: A Tale of Christmas (Cross Dove Publishing), winner of
three Mom’s Choice Awards, is a modern-day story in which a mysterious
old man named Nicholas shares the true meaning of Christmas with two
young people. Sarah Stone is an 11-year-old rich girl who lives “on
the hill” amid butlers, nannies, housekeepers, and a father who is too
busy for her. Jared Roberts is a 13-year-old tough kid from the “sink”
on the other side of town where he and his gang barely survive broken
Both Jared and Sarah struggle with holes in their family lives:
Jared’s father left his family in poverty, while Sarah lost her mother
as an infant. On the night that Jared plans to burglarize Sarah’s
home, the two are whisked back in time by Nicholas, to witness a
Christmas from long ago where they learn the meaning of life in a way
they never imagined. Together, their personal anger and hurt
dissolves, inspiring them to convey the true Christmas message to a
Mary’s Son is a story of youthful fears, passion, and tears that
gives readers of all ages hope for a better world. Like the iconic
Christmas image of Santa Claus kneeling before the manger, the story
moves readers of multiple generations, as it allows parents to
demonstrate the true meaning of Christmas, while still allowing young
people to identify with the more secularized traditions of the season.
“In a time of social divisiveness in our country, this story brings to
the forefront the unifying values of honor, integrity and love on
which America was built,” says Nyznyk. “This story will resonate with
all who are tired of ‘political correctness’ and long for the unifying
joy of the real Christmas."
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Disclosure: We were given a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are ours and ours alone.