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By Deseret Book Press Release

A Christmas Message of Love, Hope and Healing

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- When Robert's father suffers a near-fatal injury from an accident on Christmas Eve, the twelve-year-old boy must not only take over the operation of the extensive family orchard, but he also must wrestle to maintain his courage in the face of mounting troubles. This is the setting for "Christmas of the Cherry Snow" (Eagle Gate, $15.95), bestselling author Richard M. Siddoway's newest novel of a family keeping hope in the face of tragedy, and a mother's determination never to give up.

Set in the 1950s, "Christmas of the Cherry Snow" takes a nostalgic look back at an innocent time -- when kids were free to be kids, when television was still a novelty, and when Christmas was filled with magic. As Robert and his family struggle to overcome the burdens created by his father's injuries, they take comfort in the spirit of the Christmas season. The tree, with its colorful ornaments and gifts, becomes a symbol of hope. Bu the tree begins loosing its needles and becomes barely more than a stick, causing the family to struggle with its faith. Will those values they've embraced for generations endure even in the face of adversity?

"Christmas of the Cherry Snow" is appealing to readers young and old alike.

About the Author Richard M. Siddoway has been a professional educator for more than 30 years, and currently serves as a member of the Utah State Legislature. His previous books include "The Christmas Wish," the bestselling novel that later became a made-for-television movie staring Debbie Reynolds and Neal Patrick Harris. He and his wife Janice, the parents of eight children and grandparents of nine, live in Bountiful, Utah.


A Christmas Message of Love, Hope and Healing
Deseret Book Press Release 1Dec01 US UT SLC A2

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Christmas of the Cherry Snow
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