I read a dog named Christmas and loved that book. This book just did not do it for me. Some parts were heart warming, but as some of the other reviewers noted, there was definately not as much focus on Tucker as I would have hoped. It should have been called Christmas with the Maintainer. Seriously, how many more techniques of snow plowing could possibly have been included in the story??? I liked everything else about the story except the excessive details and drama regarding the maintainer!