That Was the Best Christmas! : 25 Short Stories from the Generations

That Was the Best Christmas! : 25 Short Stories from the Generations

by A.R. Cecil

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BN ID: 2940158950001
Publisher: CLADACH Publishing
Publication date: 08/30/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

A.R. (Alice) Cecil has been writing from her heart and out of her varied experiences and interests for many years. She earned a MSFA (Master of Science in Fine Art) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A former third-grade teacher, her published works include the books, '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.'

Alice and her husband live in Kentucky. They enjoy traveling to visit their four children and four grandchildren where they live in various parts of the world.

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That Was the Best Christmas!: 25 Short Stories from the Generations 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like "That Was the Best Christmas: 25 Short Stories from the Generations," by A.R. Cecil, so very much that I have purchased 15 copies of this book for Christmas gifts. They make great presents! This book will probably make the absolute best gift people with children or grandchildren. As the author explains in her "Introduction," the fact that there are exactly twenty-five stories in this compilation makes it possible for one story to be read to the children from December 1 through December 25--which is perfect for Christmas preparation. Alice Cecil even designates which ones of her stories are best for reading to girls, while others might be best for reading to boys. Each of the stories concerns a very specific, intangible Christmas gift, which is explained at the beginning of every story. All the characters whom the author has crafted, painted, and developed from her actively creative imagination really have a way of drawing the reader into their stories. Please join with me in becoming acquainted with Joseph Wakefield, the Sullivan-family members, the Radcliffe family, Mr. Damato, Simon Jeffery Thomas Bradshaw, Mr. Henry Milburn and Scott, the Carmichael family, Max Rodriguez and Mrs. Sophia Garcia, Mr. Richards and Mrs. Mattingly, Gray Lady, Emma "in the Middle" and Mr. Johnson, Grace Armstrong and Paul Underwood, and Mr. Thurman--to name just a few of them. Additionally, these stories will inform the reader how "mashed potatoes," buttons, and plates actually affect Christmas, after all! Many of the stories invite the reader into Christmases of bygone days, but they can still relate to Christmas this year and int the future, as well. Mrs. Cecil has not written simply ordinary Christmas stories but, instead, she has composed quite sublime ones for us in order to greatly enrich our holidays!