Welcome back to the Christmas Read series. First let’s announce Monday’s winner for Alexis A Goring’s Hope in my Heart, and the book goes to Robert Nacke. Keep an eye on your email, Alexis will be in touch with you.
Throughout this series, we’ve covered several topics, but one we haven’t touched on much is that of food. Ever wonder where our traditions come from? Why does a traditional Christmas dinner consist of turkey for so many countries around the world? For many people, the holidays wouldn’t be the same without this big bird. What about you?
This week, I’m delighted to feature a beautiful collection. For all of you Christmas Read fanatics, you’ll love this. It is called An Old Fashion Christmas Romance Collection: 9 Stories Celebrate Christmas Traditions and Love From Bygone Years.
Many of us have a secret picture of Christmases past–a time when windows shimmered with lacy frost and candlelight, fireplaces kept homes warm and snug, ladies’ skirts swirled and gracefully skimmed the floor, and gentlemen were gallant and true. Within each of these nine historical novellas, the nostalgia is relived and new traditions are born when two lives are joined at Christmastime.
1851 Pennsylvania — Dreams and Secrets (DiAnn Mills)
1865 Virginia — Miracle on Kismet Hill (Loree Lough)
1875 Michigan — Yuletide Treasures (Gail Gaymer Martin)
1878 Pennsylvania — For the Love of a Child (Sally Laity)
1893 Minnesota — Paper Roses (JoAnn A. Grote)
1894 Alabama — Dreams (Peggy Darty)
1925 Vermont — Eyes of the Heart (Rosie Dow)
1936 Ohio — Bittersweet (Rebecca Germany)
Taken to settings from New England to Pennsylvania to Minnesota that span nearly a hundred years of history, readers will discover traditions to implement and hope that will linger beyond the season.
Christmas is a time when families get together, to celebrate the birth of Christ. And with billions of people around the world, we all celebrate differently. Though there are many similarities, we do have traditions passed down from generations to generations. A special recipe Grandma used to bake; how we decorate the tree; door-to-door caroling; story-telling; gift exchange; and so much more. Back in the days of our ancestors, how did they celebrate Christmas? Was it the same? Or totally different?
These 9 stories are filled with traditions. You now have a chance to win a copy of this beautiful book. Leave us a comment and tell us what is your favourite food at this time of year.
Until next time, blessings! Renee-Ann <><