The Christmas Village reflects many of my cherished childhood memories of growing up in the beautiful New England town of Andover, Massachusetts. It holds remembrances of snow-covered ground, the smell of pine and wood smoke filling the air and candlelit Christmas Eves. But it's more than just a story set at holiday time - it's an adventure that will transport you to another place and time and take you on a roller coaster ride of excitement and suspense.
As a reader, I love stories with twists and surprises, and as a writer, I promise there are more than a few in my book! And as a reader, I also enjoy a story with underlying themes that reflect life itself, and so in The Christmas Village, issues of disappointment, loss and forgiveness are subtly interwoven.
As you are transported into a magical adventure along with our young hero, Jamie, I hope that my book's positive themes around friendship and family, blanketed in an adventure that is exciting and fun, and topped off with a dollop of nostalgia, will bring you and all the children in your life, young and old, a renewed sense of holiday joy.
THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE is the winner of the 2013 BLOGGER BOOK FAIR READER'S CHOICE AWARD for children's action/adventure.
KIDS REVIEW THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
~I am in the 3rd grade. My mother just bought an autographed copy of "The Christmas Village". I couldn't stop reading it ! It was just hard to put down. Everyone in my family wants to read it. I think you should write Part Two! Thanks for writing a great book. From Pete
~I just finished your book, The Christmas Village. It was an awesome book! I love your books and I hope you write another book. Sincerely, Andrew
~I loved your book The Christmas Village. It was so funny that I could not stop reading it. Your book was amazing! From Arnav
~I loved The Christmas Village! It was so interesting and exciting that I wouldn't stop reading it until I finished the whole book! ... Everyone should read it because it is packed with action and like I said is so exciting. I think you had an amazing choice of your describing words. Sincerely, Ava
~I really like your book. Your ending I thought was really good. Jamie and Kelly are my favorite characters. From
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A reading at the Shetford Library in Hubbards Cove, Nova Scotia