The Christmas Waltz [NOOK Book]

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Years have passed since music teacher June Sheppard's fiance died in the war. Yet on a snowy day in 1962, while conducting the school choir at a Christmas concert in the park, she sees Paul Everett again--just a face in the crowd. Not one to believe in ghosts, she's nonetheless haunted by dreams of long ago and a love that has never been forgotten by her...or Paul.

This short story, an old-fashioned romance, ...
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The Christmas Waltz

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Overview

Years have passed since music teacher June Sheppard's fiance died in the war. Yet on a snowy day in 1962, while conducting the school choir at a Christmas concert in the park, she sees Paul Everett again--just a face in the crowd. Not one to believe in ghosts, she's nonetheless haunted by dreams of long ago and a love that has never been forgotten by her...or Paul.

This short story, an old-fashioned romance, is approximately 10,000 words long and part of The Larkspur Valley Series.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015747515
  • Publisher: Consuelo Keenan
  • Publication date: 12/10/2012
  • Series: The Larkspur Valley Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 122,446
  • File size: 104 KB

Meet the Author

Connie Keenan, whose most recent published works include GLIMMERS OF HEAVEN and CHAMPAGNE TASTE, is the author of several romance and inspirational romance novels, as well as two YA paranormal books. A wife, mother and grandmother living in North Carolina, she is active in her church and sings alto in the choir, loves going for walks in the mountains, whipping up new dishes in the kitchen and spending time with her family.
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  • Posted November 15, 2013

    If you¿re planning on going home for the holidays, ¿Christmas Wa

    If you’re planning on going home for the holidays, “Christmas Waltz” by Connie Keenan will get you from here to Atlanta with an enjoyable read with a Christmas theme. This short story is about June Sheppard, the music teacher in Larkspur Valley, PA. June is 50 years old and never married. She was engaged to be married, but her fiancée died in a war, was listed as missing in action, and never returned to her.
    At age 50, June has a lot of personal history or backstory to share. The author does a good job of working all that history into the story. Instead of writing page after page of thinking, the author writes a scene where June goes into her attic to retrieve her Christmas decorations, and sees her old hope chest. She is moved to open the chest, and while she is looking at the items she had saved for her wedding day, her niece enters the room, and starts asking her questions. Her history is shared in a conversation, which brings out the main points of her life without bogging the reader down with details that don’t really need to be shared.
    “Christmas Waltz” is a very sweet, clean story that would appeal most to an older reader, but would also appeal to readers like June’s niece who know someone affected by a war. While marketed as a Christian book, it is a story about good people who conduct their lives in a conservative manner, without preaching about it.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

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    Short and Sweet

    The Christmas Waltz by Connie Keenan June Sheppard has a good life. She enjoys her music and teaching students to enjoy it as well. Her one sadness in her life was that she lost her one true love, Paul Everett. They were to be married when he returned from the war, she was going to put on her wedding dress and meet him at the station. But he was never coming home again. This Christmas season June sees a man who looks likes her Paul. Why is she seeing his ghost now after all this time? This is a short story but long enough to bring the tears out.

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