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The Great Depression left the Shoemaker family hungry and homeless. Their desperate prayers are finally answered when Herbert Shoemaker finds work as a sharecropper. Alice makes the best of the hard times without complaint, though she dreams of giving her little family a special Christmas.
ebook, 49 pages
Published November 21st 2013 by Prism Book Group
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Lillie
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A sweet uplifting story that reminds us to count our blessings. A family struggling during the Depression is grateful for simple things, such as being able to give each boy a peppermint stick for Christmas. In our materialistic society, this enjoyable little story makes us stop and appreciate the many blessings we have.
Deanna Gottreu
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Sharecropper Christmas by Carlene Havel is an inspiring story that leaves you with a good feeling in spite of the sadness of the story. Alice and Herbert Shoemaker have two sons and a baby on the way. The Great Depression has hit the family hard and they are hungry and homeless. They are living in a tent when Herbert comes home and has great news, he has gotten a job as a sharecropper. They will now have a house but in reality it is little more than a ramshackle shack. But as bad as it is, it ...more
Victoria
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The depression has hit the country hard and left the Shoemaker family hungry and homeless with another baby on the way. Alice wonders what kind of Christmas little James and David will have when Henry comes to their tent home with the news he’s found a job as a sharecropper.
While Alice yearns for the things she once had, she makes their life comfortable in the tin roof shanty they call home. She papers the walls with newspapers to keep out the cold and manages to make meals for her family using
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Sharon McGregor
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Shoemaker family have lost their farm and fallen into dire straits as a result of the Depression. It is so hard to imagine what things must have been like then with no idea of when or if thing will get better, no thought of help from outside sources, only the daily wonder of where the food will come from and what could they possibly have done to deserve this.
Herbert is given a chance to sharecrop, a life they would have been ashamed of a few years ago, but now it provides a glimmer of hope.
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Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lovely Christmas Story

This story is a reminder to not take things for granted, but be grateful for what we have. Set in the Great Depression, a time when many lost what they had and went without a family learns to build on what they still have. A glimpse into life during an earlier era.
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Carlene Havel writes Christian-themed romances and historical novels set in Biblical times. She’s lived in Turkey, Republic of the Philippines, and all over the United States. Carlene worked for a banana importer, a software development company, and everything in between. She attended several colleges and universities, including one that—surprisingly--granted her a diploma.

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