The Christmas Pearl
The December gathering for the Literary Circle is a festive cookie exchange at 10:00am on Dec 21 at the home Cary Flynn.
We will discuss The Christmas Pearl by Dorothy Benton Frank. In December the book club enjoys reading a Christmas story, this year we have a good-hearted fable with Southern wit and charm, full of love and warmth.
Theodora has lived long enough to see her family grow into an insufferable bunch. Having finally gathered the whole bickering brood together for the holidays in her South Carolina home, the extravagant matriarch pines wistfully for those extravagant, homey Christmases of her childhood. She misses the tables groaning with home-made goodies, the over-the-top decorations, those long, lovely fireside chats with Pearl, her grandmother’s beloved housekeeper. These days where is the love and the joy?
BUT this is, after all, a magical time. Someone very special has heard Theodora’s plea and is about to arrive at the door with pockets full of magic and enough common sense to transform Christmas into the miracle it’s truly meant to be.
Posted on Wed, November 25, 2015
by Mary Louise Selzer