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Twas the Night Before: A Love Story
by Jerry B. Jenkins (Goodreads Author)
Certain to join O. Henry's Gift of the Magi, Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and the film It's a Wonderful Life as a Christmas classic, 'Twas the Night Before tells the story of a cynical reporter who, after a devastating breakup with his fiancee, finds that his Christmas spirit has been restored.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Viking Adult
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What a very sweet, romantic story! Quite different from Jerry Jenkins usual topics, this one is about two people who fall in love, with their only difference being that the woman believes in Santa Claus - not just as a historical legend but as a reality. The man, however, doesn't put much stock in Christmas at all, and certainly not in the reality of Santa. Jerry Jenkins wove a wonderful tale about how each of them becomes willing to alter their views, and at the end, are surprised by events ...more
This is a fun Sunday afternoon Christmas story to read, or re-read, as this was for me. First read in the year it came out-1998-it was fun to pick it back up to see if it was good the second time. It reads like a made-for-tv movie plot-wise, but I like the way Jenkins gets you into the characters, and the tension created between them. If you like to read a Christmas story at Christmastime, try this one.
A short novella detailing one woman's faith in Santa Claus and how that effects her life and love. Noella's finace, Tom, is about as 'bah humbug' as a guy can get. Whereas Noella believes in not just the spirit of Christmas but the jolly old man himself. Can their love last?\n\nIt was a cute story. Nothing real spectacular.
Probably the best feel-good Christmas read that I've had this season. I don't remember reading it before, though my records say I did, though it was almost 12 years ago, so I guess I can get a pass. At any rate, I would recommend this to anyone who likes reading Christmas themed books.
Jerry Bruce Jenkins is an American novelist and biographer. He is best known as co-author of the Left Behind series of books with Tim LaHaye. Jenkins has written over 185 books, including mysteries, historical fiction, biblical fiction, cop thrillers, international spy thrillers, and children's adventures, as well as non-fiction. His works usually feature Christians as protagonists. In 2005, Jenki ...moreMore about Jerry B. Jenkins...