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'The Ghost of Christmas Present' by Scott Abbott and Amy Maude Swinton

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'The Ghost of Christmas Present' by Scott Abbott and Amy Maude Swinton

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The train stopped at a station where the signs read Thirty-fourth Street. The doors opened and Patrick waited for the commuters to disembark before he got off.

He walked to the stairs as the morning light from the street shone and the sounds of Broadway bounced down into the station in echoing waves. He caught sight of himself in the plastic window of the token booth, where the transit workers shook their heads at his appearance.

Perhaps he had gone too far with the costume. Perhaps he had gone too far thinking he should even attempt this madness. Perhaps what was worst of all was thinking he could save the semblance of a life that he could carve for himself with Braden.

Maybe Braden would be better off without him in his daily life. Maybe . . .

Patrick shook off the thought as the noise of Broadway waited for him above. He drew in a breath and exhaled. “Into the breach, dear friends.”

He began to climb the stairs. “ -Book description from amazon.com

The Ghost of Christmas Present” is basically a great story about the deep love of a father trying to provide for his son. Patrick desperately seeks to find a way to provide for his son’s needs which are to him of the greatest importance. He needs a surgery, and Patrick doesn't have the money for it, as he seems to lose everything he has all at the same time - but then he finds clever ways to work for what he needs. I really loved this book, it felt was so very authentic and heart-warming. But at the same time it was really gut-wrenching as well regarding the nerve of some people trying to break up a loving family. It’s really a fantastic story that shows the great spirit people can have not just during the holidays but year round. It is definitely worth checking out if you love stories such as this.

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