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A Blue and Gray Christmas

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

refreshing and entertaining

At Covington, Max brings in a box containing letters and journals that had been buried until Frank Hays' backhoe dug it up. He gives the box to the ladies (his wife Hannah Parrish Maxwell, Grace Singleton and Amelia Declose) believing they might enjoy the contents.

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At Covington, Max brings in a box containing letters and journals that had been buried until Frank Hays' backhoe dug it up. He gives the box to the ladies (his wife Hannah Parrish Maxwell, Grace Singleton and Amelia Declose) believing they might enjoy the contents.

The authors were Tom a Confederate soldier and John a Union soldier left to die in a pit in 1864. One from he South and one from Connecticut, but elderly angel Miss Ella Mae nurses both of them and conceals them from bounty hunters seeking deserters. Feeling an affinity, to the past, the three Covington women try to bring together descendents of Tom and John.

Although refreshing and entertaining, the story line is too sugary especially in the present, but even in the last year of the Civil War, the sweetening feels out of place. Still the cast is solid especially the three Covington women and the three heroes of 1864 who come alive through their writings. With a strong refreshing premise, fans of the series will relish A Blue and Grey Christmas; others might find the glucose too high.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on October 24, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Yawn!

This is a book that could have been written by a high schooler or by an author in a rush to cash in on a Christmas-themed book in a hurry. The plot starts out as interesting, but promptly bogs down with side characters and nonimpotant (boring) details that add nothing t...
This is a book that could have been written by a high schooler or by an author in a rush to cash in on a Christmas-themed book in a hurry. The plot starts out as interesting, but promptly bogs down with side characters and nonimpotant (boring) details that add nothing to the story except word count.

Also there is a problem with the theology - or lack of theology for what it means to be Christian. One must accept Christ as Savior, not study for a month or so and be baptized so you can marry a pastor. Baptism does not make a person a Christian!

posted by 5850377 on January 2, 2012

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