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The Christmas Pearl
The Christmas Pearl
Author: Dorothea Benton Frank
Theodora is the matriarch of a family that has grown into a bunch of truculent knuckleheads. While she's finally gotten them all together in South Carolina to celebrate, this Christmas looks nothing like the extravagant, homey holidays of her childhood. What happened to the days when Christmas meant tables groaning with home-cooked goodies, over...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061438448
ISBN-10: 0061438448
Publication Date: 11/1/2007
Pages: 176
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Still spry at ninety-three, Theodora has lived long enough to see her family grow into an insufferable bunch of truculent knuckleheads. Having finally gathered the whole bickering brood together for the holidays at her South Carolina home, the grand matriarch pines wistfully for those extravagant, homey Christmases of her childhood. How she misses the tables groaning with home-cooked goodies, the over-the-top decorations, those long, lovely fireside chats with Pearl, her grandmother's beloved housekeeper and closest confidante. These days, where is the love and the joy . . . and the peace?
But this is, after all, a magical time. Someone very special has heard Theodora's pleaand is about to arrive at her door with pockets full of Gullah magic and enough common sense to transform this Christmas into the miracle it's truly meant to be.

What a pure delight to read! And, good for the whole year through! Wonderful to read besides just at Christmas just for a lot of happiness --- such a short read also with miracles abiding throughout the whole story! A THIRD of the book is really good old fashion recipes and many will remember and delight in from the past and for today! Any person who has a heart has to enjoy this book!
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An enjoyable quick Christmas read. One of those books that has someone from your past that you'd love to share another Christmas with, if only possible.
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Enjoyable story. Thought-provoking, but not heavy reading...just right for the holidays. If you like Dorothea Benton Frank, you won't be disappointed with this holiday novel. It was funny, mystical, and filled with southern charm.
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A feel-good Christmas story that is appropriate all year long!