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Christmas in Newfoundland — Memories and Mysteries by Mike  Martin
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it was amazing

Seasons Greetings! If the most wonderful time of the year is getting to be too hectic and stressful for you, then let this charming book transport you 50 years back to Christmas in Grand Banks, Newfoundland.

At Christmas time, Grand Banks was either fogbound, snowbound, or both. In addition to plenty of weather, there was also an abundance of love and goodwill. This series of nostalgic short stories will transport you to a simpler time. You will read about the special “first times” of Christmas, the first time a young boy rides the bus with his family to see the Christmas lights around town, the first time he stays up to see the visit of the mummers. I also enjoyed the stories of the first Christmas in a new house, the first with a baby brother, and the first Christmas with a wife and adorable young daughter.

One of the most heart-warming stories was about the first time it seemed that Christmas might be postponed. Each story is simple and calm, a gem that sparkles with the Christmas blessings of love and hope. “He prayed for those who might be alone or troubled this Christmas morning…he reminded himself to be grateful for all he had received and the love that this place held in his heart.” Charming illustrations accompany each story, too.

What a delightful book to read in a quiet moment by yourself or to read aloud with your family. Many thanks to the author Mike Martin for a sweet selection of stories, and to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for a digital review copy. This is my honest review.
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October 26, 2019 – Shelved

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