Jeff Griggs is a family man who wants nothing more than to win the Oleander Hills Homeowner's Association Holiday Decorating contest and provide an amazing Christmas for his wife Joan and his two boys Matt and Marcus. Getting suspended from his job at the Las Vegas airport causes a chain of events which threaten his financial ability to meet that obligation. Along the way, members of the Griggs family meet strangers who remind them to remain faithful with a mysterious prediction that 'Big things will happen.' It's a comforting tale that reminds all of us that Christmas miracles can happen - even in Las Vegas.
Matt Griggs is a talented young man seeking to take his fledgling music career to the next level. With the reassurance of his father Jeff, he enlists the assistance of a slick manager who books him to perform at a music festival in three short weeks. With a ton of schoolwork to finish and a new band needing rehearsal time, Matt is pushed to his limits. In this follow-up to Lost Wages: A Las Vegas Christmas Tale, James Alexander has crafted a story which continues following the lives of The Griggs family from the neon city of Las Vegas to the wine country of Temecula, California. Matt’s brother Marcus tries to remain focused as his basketball team heads into the district tournament, and in spite of his own employment challenges, Jeff must support his wife Joan who is at risk of losing her position at Farmer’s Fudge Factory. The only thing that is certain for each member of the Griggs family is that there is a great deal to whine about.
I saw this book on Amazon for the Kindle and because I used to live in Vegas, I decided to check it out. This is a great book that has four different stories all running simultaneously and it was clever how all of it was linked. As you get more into the story, you really want to know how it all ends up. There is a bit of suspense that is built by the author offering only snippets of each storyline along the way. I certainly will not give away the ending but it is a great read and I highly recommend it. I think it also sends a great message to just have a little faith and "big things will happen". - Jeff R. from Georgia
OMG, I just finished the book and I thought it was wonderful. It was so exciting to keep reading to see what would happen next. I absolutely loved the storylines of each family member. Son's Matt and his budding music career and Marcus with his school basketball team. Wife Joan dealing with the ups and downs of her job. Then there's the father Jeff Grigs and his struggles with employment during a critical time of year, Christmas. I would highly recommed reading as it was easy to read, fun, thrilling, suspenseful and exciting all at the same time. Keith/Betty Las Vegas, Nevada
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