The Wind Blows North is a Christmas novel for readers 8 to 12. It reveals God's love for all of His children. Feeling "all washed up" in life, retired sea captain Jacob and his faithful dog, Buddy, collect treasures from the sea to sell at the local trinket shop. When Jacob's daughter and her husband, who are keepers of the lighthouse, decide to go on a trip to see the Christmas lights in the city, they ask Jacob to watch the lighthouse while they're gone. All goes well for the pair until a bad storm hits. When Buddy gets lost in the storm and Jacob sets out to find him, they come upon a stranded couple with a small child. The young family, who cannot speak English, remind Jacob of the Christmas story. Filled with concern and compassion for the travelers, Jacob helps them along their journey. In doing so, he learns something new about the grace of God. JACKY CHRISTIE spent 18 years in prison ministry where she led worship and taught small group Bible Studies. She was studying with the Institute of Children's Literature when she felt called into writing for children. She recently made a CD and has been a nurse for over 20 years.