It's late autumn in the mountain town of Hillsboro and assistant mayor Connie Wilkes has her hands full. She's concerned about her beloved eighty-three year old uncle Poppa Joe, and his ornery insistence that he can still be as independent as a man half his age. She's also worried about a young friends' hasty plans for marriage. And now the new doctor, Nathan Reynolds, may not even stay to help the town that so desperately needs him.
But before the first winter snowfall, a chain of events is set in motion that will transform Connie, the doctor and the town-forever. And by Christmas day the greatest sorrow and the greatest miracle will bring reminders of the glorious possiblities of Emmanuel, God with us.
This was the first book written by this author that I read. Based on this book, I went ahead and read two more by this author. If you like reading about small towns and how they pull together you will enjoy this book.
An eccentric old man is dying of cancer, and his painfully proud daughter must ask an embittered doctor for help. In this moving story of sacrifice, sorrow, and redemption, a quiet town in the Shenandoah Valley and the powerful city of Washington D.C. become the settings for a story of personal healing and renewed faith. Written by a beloved and best-selling author, One Shenandoah Winter is a heart-touching novella that reveals the true meaning of Christmas.
This is a very interesting book about the proud American pioneer spirit in Appalachia.The Book has some good pictures of the town and the author is great at painting and describing word pictures.So good that I feel like I am there.