One Frosty Christmas [NOOK Book]

Overview

This is a sweet and tender story about love, friendship and the true meaning of Christmas.

Hannah Storey has lots of friends, but not in River Bend. Teased by the local kids for being a city girl and an amputee, Hannah feels alone and isolated, just like the frostbitten old mustang she sees on the way to school every day. Hannah vows to save the pony from freezing to death or being sent to slaughter, but winds up learning a hard lesson - small ...

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One Frosty Christmas

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Overview

This is a sweet and tender story about love, friendship and the true meaning of Christmas.

Hannah Storey has lots of friends, but not in River Bend. Teased by the local kids for being a city girl and an amputee, Hannah feels alone and isolated, just like the frostbitten old mustang she sees on the way to school every day. Hannah vows to save the pony from freezing to death or being sent to slaughter, but winds up learning a hard lesson - small towns have no secrets!

Johnny Joe is a young Metis boy. He was born of two worlds, white and Native American, but doesn't seem to fit into either. When he decides to help Hannah with the old mustang, he helps trigger a series of events that causes both their lives to change forever.

Review: Amazon, by T Smith: By Tina Smith on December 25, 2005

"I bought "One Frosty Christmas" for my granddaughter. I read it first. I injoyed this book, it touched my heart. This book is about a Hannah, teased by the local kids for being a city girl and an amputee. She feels alone and isolated like the old pony she sees on the way to school every day. She vows to save the pony nicknamed "Frostbite" from freezing to death or being sent to slaughter. This was a great read, from the start to the finish."

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011416347
  • Publisher: Laura Hesse
  • Publication date: 7/7/2011
  • Series: Holiday , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 272,713
  • File size: 197 KB

Meet the Author

"Any obstacle can be overcome," says Vancouver Island author, Laura Hesse."It's all about attitude and never, ever, giving up. Not every story is broadcast on the evening news. Most heroes are every-day people. That is who I write about. That is what thrills me. The result was the creation of the Hannah Storey and Johnny Joe characters in One Frosty Christmas, June Stetler in the teen/adult adventure, Two Independents, and Sgt Betty Bruce in Gumboots, Gumshoes & Murder."Laura branched into screenwriting several years ago and placed in the semi and quarter finals with One Frosty Christmas and A Filly Called Easter in the prestigious Page Awards. They are now optioned to Select Services Films."I knew I hit the mark though when several mainstream publishers who first looked at One Frosty Christmas told me it was a lovely little story that would never sell. The first print run of 500 sold out in 3 days, the second print run of 1,000 sold out in two months, and the third print run of 5,000 sold out shortly thereafter...and that was just from word-of-mouth and a lot of miles on my truck. In 2009, I discovered e-books and Frosty soared to the top 50 in YA children's Christmas book sales and A Filly Called Easter ranked 5th in Easter books on Amazon."
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  • Posted January 3, 2014

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    I thought when it is listed in the "Here's additional freeb

    I thought when it is listed in the "Here's additional freebies, a.k.a Free Friday's Extras" that free meant free!! Can someone help me? I don't like having to give a star rating when I have not read the book. This is not fair to the author!!

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  • Posted December 7, 2013

    A truly inspiring tale. Grabs you from the very first page and

    A truly inspiring tale. Grabs you from the very first page and doesn't let go. I couldn't put it down and read it in one afternoon. It will break your heart and it will make you smile. Deals with some tough issues such as animal abuse, bullying and loss. Also has a message of hope, love and acceptance. May not be appropriate for very young readers due to some of the more intense situations.. Well written with only a few editing issues in this 250+ page book. I highly recommend this one. One of the best FREE offers by Barnes & Noble

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Note from the Author: The number one question that I get asked a

    Note from the Author: The number one question that I get asked at book signing events or author readings is: where do you get your ideas? So here’s how “One Frosty Christmas” began.

    The old mustang in the story, Frosty, is based on an actual pony called “Frosted Tip”. This little fellow was delivered to Thunderbird in Vancouver several years ago en route from Wyoming to northern BC. A friend of mine was working at the horse show when the scruffy white pony with frostbitten ears was dropped off. The horse transporter asked if she would mind looking after the pony until he was picked up by his new owner? We named him “Frosty” as he was the cutest, if not homeliest, pony we had ever seen. We never got to meet his owners as he was gone the next day when we returned from the show ring.

    I was so taken with the story of Frosted Tip…How did he lose the tips of his ears? What adventures had he lived through? Why buy a frostbitten pony in Wyoming and ship him to northern BC? What made this pony so special?…that before I knew it, my imagination took hold and the concept behind “One Frosty Christmas” was born.

    The character of Hannah Storey was inspired by my time spent volunteering with a couple of therapeutic riding associations. Johnny Joe is a composite of several people – my father, a gentle and peaceful man with a great sense of humor and determination, a native boy from Port Alberni who quietly offered to “sing” for my father’s spirit along with his grandmother and aunt’s on their passing, and Walter, one of the camp cooks I worked with while stationed at Fort McKay, Alberta. Ultimately, it was the strength and durability of the riders in the therapeutic organizations that lead to the penning of this story and the belief that love conquers all. I hope you enjoy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Wish to

    Wish to shake your hand LAURA.from frisocenta(frisosenta).i am from noway.my friends on fb are:piona cyn,freno seran and penny dockwella.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Inspiring

    This book is a very heart warming story !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Not a review person

    I'm not the review type of person, but I think this book really deserves it!! I LOVE horses,so,I thought I would give this book a try. I got to the second chapter,and by then I LOVED this book,so I finished it pretty fast.And now I'm already half way through the second book!!! My name is Madison Elmhorst,I'm 11,and I LOVE this book!!!! If you're a horse lover, and your my age (even if you aren't),I highly recomend this book,for you!!! ( ;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Great book

    This is a really good book. Especially because I coincidentally started it on Christmas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Dear Laura Hesse...

    I think that your book is incredible! I think Frostbite( or Mr. Frost) is an abused Mustang that learns friendship from Jhonny and Hannah. I have a question. Why did you make Hannah's Gram just like Jack Frost?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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