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December Roses by Bonnie Woods Burgess
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Aug 19, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: self-published
Read in January, 2008

December Roses is set in Darby in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. While the story is fiction its base is the remembered actual experiences of Bonnie Woods Burgess' father.

At the outset we meet John Woods and Sarah Pipes as young country folk and it is their lives that we follow. From their country courtship, through the births of their five children, we trace their life journey through their pride of owning their own cabin, the hard work of their everyday lives, and the coming of the iron horse (train) to their neck of the woods.

This is an enchanting tale of the simple life that was the precursor to our hustle-bustle world. While sometimes a thought or two is left incomplete the reader is called upon to fill in the blanks and may do so based on their own experiences.

While it seems that the author may have written this story for family and friends, I found this book enchanting and a worthwhile read. Definitely worth the time it takes to read this relatively short narrative.


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