From the New York Times bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Given dire news about his health, Oswald decides to spend Christmas in a small Southern town and soon finds his life transformed by the eccentric locals.
Christmas Stories is a set of short stories set around Christmas that explores the great changes that can come during the magical time of year. The focus is on miracles and helping others. The emphasis is of family and friends helping to set the tone for the holidays. The stories are short enough that you can read one story in a sitting. Each story focuses on characters finding what they need and making connections to improve their lives. Characters face different heartaches and challenges, like relationship strain and financial struggles, and find ways big and small to change their lives for the better.
It’s Christmastime in Mitford, and everyone’s favorite characters are filled with holiday spirit. In The Mitford Snowmen, a swirling snowfall brings them to Main Street for a snowman-building contest complete with doughnuts, hot chocolate, and contagious good cheer.
Esther’s Gift is the story of Esther and her marmalade cake.
Caroline knew it was a bad idea to move to a small town and open a B&B. Having two sets of in-laws for the holidays was even worse. What she doesn’t know is even worse and it may ruin her marriage.
This is the story of four women living in the small college town of Summerfield. Most days are dull until they move there. That is when these ordinary women find themselves in the middle of an adventure.
Dianne H. Lundy grew up in Rocky Branch, Louisiana, also known as Nip ’n’ Tuck. She studied at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. After graduating, she worked as a teacher in her home state of Louisiana. She taught for thirty-three years, married, and raised a family. She obtained graduate degrees from ULM and NSU and was named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers five times.
This is a sweet, sad, funny – nostalgic view of adolescence in the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s. Using humor Dave Barry deftly weaves through life experiences to create a tapestry of rich, vibrant images of life through the eyes of an adolescent boy. He brilliantly paints images that feel like they were part of your own childhood memories. This edition is a small, hard-cover easy read which would be a wonderful, nostalgic Christmas gift for a baby-boomer.