Set in rural Canada from the 1930s through the 1950s, this five story collection flows chronologically and presents a historically accurate depiction of life in a rural Canadian community. In the lead story "Becca's Star" the Stones, a "depression era" Ontario farm family, find their already meagre Christmas threatened by winter's wrath and then made forever memorable by an unlikely ally and a mysterious star. In "Home for Christmas?" the drama increases when, separated by war, with a son missing in action, the Stone family can only hope to be reunited for Christmas. In "Our Christmas Carol" Christmas is marked by two births in the Stone family, only one of which was planned, and in "The Gift of Giving" the Stones find a way to brighten the Christmas and the future of a neighbouring family. In the finale, "A Community Christmas", a snowbound train, stranded passengers and surprise gifts contribute to a remarkable celebration of Christmas in the Stone's community.
|Publisher:||Your Scrivener Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)|
About the Author
John Forrest, of Orillia, is a retired teacher, Principal, and Director of Education. He has had 8 stories published in 5 separate volumes of Chicken Soup for the Soul, and others in Reminisce, Good Old Days, Capper's, A Cup of Comfort for Inspiration, and The Front Porch. In 2007 Scrivener Press published his Angels, Stars, and Trees: Tales of Christmas Magic.