The Spirit of Christmas: Stories of the Season (Bookshelf eBook)(edit)
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Rekindle the spirit of Christmas with this touching trio of timeless stories told by some of the finest LDS storytellers — each with a heartwarming message for the Season.
Will Sophie really be able to get what she needs by spending the holidays alone? Will Miss Eugenia be able to give a struggling family the Christmas they want? Has five-year-old Janie's visit from Santa really been canceled because she was bad?
Take a journey into the minds and hearts of three engaging characters who each need to believe in their version of Christmas — and discover that believing in people is what the spirit of Christmas is all about. A perfect assortment for sharing and celebrating the holiday season.
About the Authors
Jennie Hansen lived a nomadic life during her early years and can remember living in twenty-two different houses and attending eight schools. The two colleges where she earned degrees, Ricks and Westminster, made ten. She worked as a model, secretary, newspaper reporter and editor, legislative page, teacher, and librarian. Through it all, she kept writing. To date she has twenty-three published novels, numerous short stories, and many magazine and newspaper articles to her credit. She has written reviews of LDS fiction for Meridian Magazine since 2001.
She and her husband have five children, all of whom are married to wonderful people, and eleven grandchildren. Two days each week Jennie and her husband can be found serving at the Oquirrh Mountain Temple, a fifteen-minute drive from their Utah home.
You can learn more about Jennie Hansen by visiting her blog at notesfromjenniesdesk.blogspot.com.
Betsy Brannon Green currently lives in Bessemer, Alabama, which is a suburb of Birmingham. She has been married to her husband, Butch, for thirty-two wonderful years, and they have eight children, one daughter-in-law, three sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren. She is a Sunday School teacher in the Bessemer Ward and works for Hueytown Elementary School. She loves to read, when she can find the time, and watch sporting events—especially if they involve her children. Although born in Salt Lake City, Betsy has spent most of her life in the South. Her writing and her life have been strongly influenced by the town of Headland, Alabama, and the many generous gracious people who live there.
Michele Ashman Bell grew up in St. George, Utah, where she met her husband, Gary, at Dixie College. They are the proud parents of four children: Weston, Kendyl, Andrea, and Rachel.
A favorite pastime of Michele’s is supporting her children in all of their activities, traveling both in and outside the United States with her husband and family, and doing research for her books. She also scuba dives. Aside from being a busy wife and mother, Michele is an aerobics instructor at the Life Centre Athletic Club near her home.
Michele is the best-selling author of several books and a Christmas booklet and has also written children’s stories for the Friend magazine.
A Cozy Christmas Collection!!!
by Teri - reviewed on December 19, 2008
I just got this charming little Christmas gem a week ago from Covenant and I thoroughly enjoyed reading these three different stories of how three different people learn the true meaning of the spirit of Christmas. In Jennie's The Best Christmas Ever, we find Janie thinking she's the cause of Santa not coming to her home this Christmas, but looks can be deceiving, as she learns just what Christmas is. In Betsy's heartwarming way with Miss Eugenia's kindly meddlesome ways in The Haggerty Christmas Miracle, Miss Eugenia finds the true way to make a miracle with all the town's help, and in A Port In the Storm, Michele's wonderful story amidst the Oregon Coast she writes about so well, we find Sophie learning that curling up alone for the Christmas holidays at a Bed & Breakfast, isn't what its cracked up to be and she finds more than she bargains for. A warm and cozy little book to curl up with during this Christmas season. Thanks, dear friends.