Korie Robertson is holding a contest to spend Christmas
the Robertson family. To enter, a contestant needs to
her why one would want to come to Louisiana on this
holiday and spend time with a bunch of crazy Redneck
Single mom Stacy Clark has been divorced for six years,
has custody of her younger son, Hunter; they live outside
Chicago in Appleton. Stacy is concerned about Hunter as
is changing, and not for good; he seems depressed and
desperately wants a relationship with his father like his
older brother, Carson, who lives with Dad, enjoys. But
down Hunter knows that will never happen. Stacy enters
Hunter in Korie's contest without his knowledge, and
unbelievably, her entry wins. Hunter really, really
not want to do this, but his dad thinks it is a good idea
since he and Carson are going on a ski trip; of course,
hurts the teenager more than anyone will know.
Hunter is determined that he is not going to enjoy
and the first day he plugs in his iPod and zones out.
However, Willie Robertson doesn't let that scenario play
long. The family had waited Hunter's arrival to put up
their tree so that he could help decorate it. He'd
sit and watch; he's unaccustomed to the friendly
going on because he's not use to a large, loving family.
The next item on the evening's agenda is dinner with Phil
and Miss Kay, and Phil finally makes a dent in Hunter's
indifference. From this point on it's "Katy, bar the
Hunter is a sympathetic character; his only living
grandparents are very ill -- one has Alzheimer's and the
other is dying of lung cancer. His father has always
partial to Carson because Carson is athletic, outgoing,
an outstanding student. Hunter is none of those things,
but keeps trying to get this parent's attention. He
his Mom loves him, but she is at work a lot, and money is
tight. He truly needs some jocularity in his life, and
also needs to know The Lord.
Miss Kay Robertson has gifted her readers with a
story of a loud, loving, family that shares a few days
a "city boy" and teaches him it's all right to make
and show emotions. Within a day or two Hunter opens up
tries to fit in. He absorbs Phil's "preaching"; he
the friendship of this large, extended family, and he
goes on a duck hunt.
A ROBERTSON FAMILY CHRISTMAS is truly
a blessing to read. The humor and the family dynamics
outstanding. Hunter goes back to Chicago a different
person; one that is aware of the love of his mother and
especially cognizant of the love of Jesus Christ.
A nationwide contest gives a needy child the opportunity
spend Christmas with the Robertsons. A junior high kid
a poor family wins, and all things look wonderful—except
the fact that the boy is a complete terror. But he’ll
to learn the hard way after the Robertsons get through
A heartwarming and hilarious story on the meaning of
Christmas and what it’s like to spend it with the
of Duck Commander.
This is not about the review but about the summary. Hunter is not a junior high kid from a poor family! He is not a terror! He has some serious and seriously funny accidents, but never anything bad or malicious. Have no idea where the summary came from or what book it is about. Certainly not anything like the book I just finished.