Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old compiled by Miriam LeBlanc

A post for Power Book Review, on a collection of Christmas stories that leave you thinking:

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you want Christmas stories that capture the season without being syrupy, this book is for you.

🖋 🖋🖋🖋🖋 The writing is consistently good in every entry, and many authors show they are not afraid to show a sad situation before showing the goodness.


Authors: Henry Van Dyke,Pearl S. Buck,Beatrice Joy Chute,Ruth Sawyer,Elizabeth Goudge,Selma Lagerlöf,Rebecca Caudill,Madeleine L’Engle

Published October 5, 2021 by Plough Publishing

ISBN: 9780874860313

Genre: Fiction, Short Story Collection, Holiday Stories, Christian Fiction

🔪 Some stories occur in poverty scenes with stark imagery, or feature threats of violence that aren’t carried out.
💋 No sex scenes, little romance.
🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩A Trigger Warning: this book has references to alcoholism, sex with masochistic dialogue.


Christmas is a time that inspires many, and makes them reconsider just what they think about God (and more particularly, Jesus). For writers willing to lean into the questions that the season…

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