Three homeless children. Two estranged brothers. One last chance.
Kevin Farrell is a jaded police officer who’s trying to save three homeless children, but it’s three nights before Christmas, and the only one he can ask for help is his brother, a disabled priest. The catch? He and his brother have been estranged because after all the evil he’s seen, Kevin cannot believe in God. Only now, to save these homeless kids, with temperatures below zero and falling, Kevin knows it’s going to take both him and his brother working together, if only they can mend the breach between them.
The Boys Upstairs examines how hope can transform the ones society condemnes as not worth saving.
This is Wendy Dinsmore’s portrait of Jay:
Check out the reviews!
Normandie Fischer’s review: “This is a feel-good Christmas story that challenges and inspires. As usual, Jane’s writing sparkles. Wouldn’t you like to smile a little this year?”
Jim Kane’s review: “What I like about this novel is that it strove to weave faith in a honest and sincere way into the lives of those living in circumstances that could, and does, drive people into doubt and cynicism. It tells a great story about second chances without being ‘preachy.'”
Steve Wilson’s review: “Jane’s rich descriptions paint vivid scenes on each page and her witty , turn-of-phrase writing is both humorous and poignant.”
Angie Lofthouse’s review: “The Boys Upstairs is a touching and tender portrayal of two brothers struggling to reconcile their differences against a back drop of an inner-city Christmas. I found myself drawn in by the characters and their struggles. They were all well-drawn, real people that I could relate to and root for.”
Julie Davis’s review at Happy Catholic: “I could see this novella being the launching pad for a book or two along the lines of Jan Karon’s Father Tim books but without the treacly sweetness and with more Catholic down-to-earth hardheadedness.”
Nikole Hahn’s review: “The flow of the story kept me turning the pages. […] The Boys Upstairs is a good Christmas story teaching us about love, charity, thanksgiving and perseverance.”
Kate’s review at Peace and Pekoe: “I really enjoyed this refreshing seasonal read. This is the perfect story to get you in the real holiday spirit – and looking around you with a renewed perspective.”
Edith Parzefall’s review: “A well written, vivid story with realistic, engaging characters, The Boys Upstairs is the perfect read for the holidays…”
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