Thursday, December 25, 2014

Book Review - Home For Christmas


They are some of the warmest childhood memories, those unhurried evenings around the fireplace, Christmas tree, or dinner table, when there was time for a story... Now, with this collection, you can keep the story-telling tradition alive in your family, and pass it on to your children or grandchildren.
Home for Christmas includes twenty time-­honored ­favorites including several by world-famous children's authors - Selma Lagerlöf, Henry van Dyke, Ruth Sawyer, B. J. Chute, Elizabeth Goudge, Pearl S. Buck, Nikolai S. Lesskov, Madeleine L Engle, Ernst Wiechert, and Rebecca Caudill; others are little-known European tales not available in English anywhere else. Selected for their literary quality and their spiritual integrity, they will resonate with readers of all ages, year after year. With twenty woodcuts by David G. Klein.


This is such a lovely book full of wonderful Christmas stories that will remind you of the stories you read as a child. This book has a lot of old fashioned stories that always have a moral lesson as the ending and they just make you feel good when you're done with the story.

There are many authors like Pearl S. Buck, Madeleine L. Engle, and Henry Van Dyke that I recognized but many others I did not. It was such a joy to read these stories and be introduced to new authors. Many of the stories are quite old, but they are truly timeless and I enjoyed this book a lot!

Even though these are Christmas stories, this is a book that could be read at any time of the year as the stories are so good. They warmed my heart and made me think and I loved that they all made you think beautiful thoughts because of their content. These would make wonderful stories to read to your children in the evening. Some of my own best memories are of my family reading stories like these to me. It's something that your children will always remember, just as I do.

I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Handlebar Publishing

Blessings - Julie

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