Monday, October 6, 2014

Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past: A Ballad Novella

SMcCrumb_Book Cover_Low ResolutionChristmas in October!  This might be an adorable stocking stuffer for the readers in your family! A slim book by the ever popular Sharyn McCrumb.

 Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past: A Ballad Novella
(October 7, Abingdon Press)
by New York Times bestselling southern writer Sharyn McCrumb.

When someone buys the old Honeycutt house, Nora Bonesteel is glad to see some life brought back to the old mansion, even if it is by summer people. But when the new owners decide to stay in their summer home through Christmas, they find more than old memories in the walls.  Nora agrees to help sort things out, and is drawn into a time and place she never expected to revisit.

Meanwhile, Sheriff Spencer Arrowood and Deputy Joe LeDonne find themselves on an unwelcome call on Christmas Eve to arrest an elderly man for a minor offense. As the officers attempt to do their duty, it begins to look like they may spend Christmas away from home.

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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