Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Christmas Past..... A book review....

 Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past: A Ballad Novella 
 by New York Times bestselling southern writer Sharyn McCrumb.
In this story of spirits, memories, and angels unaware, McCrumb revisits the mountains we call home, the folk we call family, and the familiar message that there is more to this world than the eye can see…especially at Christmastime. 
McCrumb is author of The Rosewood Casket, The Ballad of Tom Dooley, and many other acclaimed novels.  Her much-loved “Ballad” novels weave together the legends, natural wonders, and contemporary issues of Appalachia. Readers have come to love the characters, mountains, and mystery brought to life by the award-winning southern writer. Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past is her first-ever holiday novel.
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My review:

Nora Bonesteel comes alive as told by Sharyn McCrumb.  A sweet story about a lady remembering what Christmas past and how Christmas present should be.  Her characters come alive in this novella.   The book leaves you wondering what happened to Nora, her friends and the others in the little mountain town.  A good quick read before getting into the holiday season.

Others have said....

Praise for Sharyn McCrumb & her pervious bestselling “Ballad” novels
“Ms. McCrumb writes with quiet fire and maybe a little mountain magic... She plucks the mysteries from people's lives and works these dark narrative threads into Appalachian legends older than the hills. Like every true storyteller, she has the Sight.” —The New York Times Book Review 
“There are few writers today who are able to blend past and present, tradition and law, legends and headlines in a wholly credible fashion—Tony Hillerman springs inevitably to mind. Sharyn McCrumb is another; her widely acclaimed Ballad series is one of the finest being written today.” —Bookpage 
“McCrumb provides fresh evidence that there is no one quite like her among present-day writers. No one better, either.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune
“True to the language and culture of its time and place...the Ballad series could be headed for bestsellerdom.” —Library Journal 
“With fluid writing and sensitive telling, McCrumb presents her Appalachian series as perfectly as dogwood in the spring.” —Houston Chronicle

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the review:) Enjoy your day dear Kim, HUGS!


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