The 13th Day of Christmas
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Marva Ferguson has a very personal Christmas tradition that happens every December 26. As an aging widow, the tradition means more to her now than it ever has.
Her newest neighbor, nine-year-old Charlee, loves Christmas too. But her family has fallen on hard times and things get worse when Charlee becomes critically ill.
Then, on December 12, Charlee makes a wonderful discovery. A mysterious note is delivered that promises twelve days of gifts and stories that will reveal the truth behind the beloved Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas." As the days go by, the gifts hint at a possible lost lyric. Was there once a 13th day of Christmas? And if so, could its magic change—or save—a life?
If Marva knows something about the "letters from the Elves," she's not telling. However, you don't live as long as Marva Ferguson and not have a secret or two—including a whole lot of faith—in your apron pocket.
Filled with laughter, tenderness, and hope, The 13th Day of Christmas invites us to see how an old Christmas favorite can become a true Christmas miracle.
By Rachelle, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Jason is a talented writer who inspires and enlightens. This story is another great read by Jason and his characters invite you into their lives and traditions. His 13 days with the Traveling Elves are fun and witty and I love how simple the concept is, yet powerful. For me, it made the 26th day of December quite special this year and something I'd like to remember every year after.
By Shauna, Submitted on 2015-02-25
From the author of...
The Christmas Jars and The Christmas Jars Reunion
Comes another Christmas tradition
The 13th Day of Christmas
Charlee is an old soul in a young body...
Miss Marva is a young soul in an old body...
Together they form a unique friendship...experience a life-changing disease...AND...receive a wonderful NEW tradition...
That of the re-making of the 12 Days of Christmas PLUS one day more.
Wonderful Traveling elves have to make some changes in the traditional story...
What if the Partridge in a pear tree was really David Cassidy hiding from a throng of screaming teen-age girls?
What if there was a miscommunication and the two turtle doves were interpreted as two purple gloves?
Each day gets twisted into wonderful gifts..
The 13th Day of Christmas is the most special day of all!
You will laugh and cry and share a very special journey in this book...
Time to start enjoying December 26th and the 364 days leading up to Christmas!
By Stephanie, Submitted on 2015-02-25
13th Day of Christmas?? I know, I bet you are wondering if you are remembering the song correctly? You are! In this new book from the author of The Christmas Jar and The Wednesday Letters comes a story about hope, friendship and the true meaning of Christmas. This book tells the story of a young girl named Charlee and the unlikely friendship she develops with an elderly lady named Marva. Charlee and Marva become kindred spirits as together they conquer loneliness, find beauty in their surroundings and joy in serving one another. Marva teaches Charlee about the 13th Day of Christmas!
This was a wonderful read but -- be warned -- I needed a tissue! This hardback book is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer, hint-hint. It would make a great gift for someone this Christmas!
By Emilee, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I am a huge fan of Jason Wright. He writes amazing stories that will lift ones spirit. This book was inspirational allowing one to discover the true meaning of Christmas. The main point that Wright portrayed was the day after Christmas. Not only do we celebrate Christ's birth during the Christmas season, but we should celebrate by living like Him the rest of the year. I love that thought! He also challenged the reader to participate in doing the 13 days of Christmas project.
I also loved the characters, Marva and Charlee. Their friendship was sweet and warm. They needed each other. I know that people come into our lives at certain times for certain reasons. This book was a great example of friendship and love. I definitely recommend The 13th Day of Christmas to everyone this Christmas season. It will change your perspective and bring you closer to God.
By Diane, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Christmas is a joyous holiday that brings happiness to everyone… but not always. Sometimes we become so wrapped up in our own small worlds that we forget the reason for the season. The 13th day of Christmas is about giving, quite literally, even when it hurts. Two families become acquainted when a devastating loss sets one family so far back they can’t see daylight and it just keeps snowballing. Then a kindly eighty-one year old neighbor opens her heart and their worlds become intertwined. This story will alter your perspective.