Sunday, November 24, 2013

That Was the BEST Christmas! by A.R. Cecil - Review

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Just in time for the Advent season - 25 very short stories are just right to read one a day.
These heartwarming stories set during the holidays in the years between 1906 and today will rekindle the reader's own memories, giving perspective to the present and hope for the future. Each short story is set amidst historic events when people came together and found opportunities to exchange the true gifts of Christmas: kindness, encouragement, forgiveness, peace, hope, belonging, and more.
The main character of each story is a boy or girl, man or woman whose heart opens to give or receive love, bringing personal transformation and causing them to always look back and say, "That was the best Christmas!" Each story is penned by A.R. Cecil with a gentle twinkle in her eye, giving the reader delightful twists of plot and humor and revealing Mrs. Cecil's warm understanding of human relationships - with each other and with the Creator who sent his Son that first Christmas Day.
Read an Excerpt
This book is available at Cladach Publishing

About the Author:
A. R. (Alice) Cecil writes from her heart and experience as a mother, grandmother, teacher, and follower of Christ.
She earned a MSFA (Master of Science in Fine Art) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
A former third-grade teacher, she has been writing for many years. Her published works include Journeys to Mother Love: Nine Women Tell their Stories of Forgiveness and Healing (contributing author) and In that Place Called Day: Poems and Reflections that Witness God's Love (a collection of poetry). Another book, If the Fish Could Talk, is forthcoming in 2014.
Alice and her physician husband reside in Louisville, Kentucky. They enjoy traveling to visit their four children and four grandchildren where they live in various parts of the world.

I received this book from Cladach publishing in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to give a positive review.

What did I think?
I read several of the stories in this book and plan to read the others with my children over the holidays. Of the stories that I read, I really enjoyed them. They were short and sweet, had to do with Christmas or the Holidays and were well written. The stories vary from different time periods and years. This book would make a great gift around Christmas or be a wonderful asset to read through advent.    

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