The Christmas Pearl - Dorothea Benton Frank

The Christmas Pearl

By Dorothea Benton Frank

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
The Christmas Pearl book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 113 Ratings)

The Christmas Pearl Dorothea Benton Frank Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Still spry at ninety-three, Theodora has lived long enough to see her family grow into an insufferable bunch of truculent knuckleheads. Having finally gathered the whole bickering brood together for the holidays at her South Carolina home, the grand matriarch pines wistfully for those extravagant, homey Christmases of her childhood. How she misses the tables groaning with home-cooked goodies, the over-the-top decorations, those long, lovely fireside chats with Pearl, her grandmother's beloved housekeeper and closest confidante. These days, where is the love and the joy . . . and the peace?

But this is, after all, a magical time. Someone very special has heard Theodora's plea—and is about to arrive at her door with pockets full of Gullah magic and enough common sense to transform this Christmas into the miracle it's truly meant to be.

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User reviews about this book

  • Absolutely charming

    Should you be in need of a little Christmas spirit, this little charmer will do the trick. Wonderful cast of characters and an imaginative story. Merry Christmas (no matter what the calendar says.). :)

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