Book Reviews

Book Review: Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander

A Christmas story to launch a brand new three-book series . . . The Carnton Novels Amid war and the fading dream of the Confederacy, a wounded soldier and a destitute widow discover the true meaning of Christmas - and of sacrificial love. Recently widowed, Aletta Prescott struggles to hold life together for herself and… Continue reading Book Review: Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander

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The Hands and Feet of Christmas, A Christmas Short Story

This isn't the first time I have shared The Hands and Feet of Christmas. But it wouldn't be Christmas without dusting off the Prider family and their heart-touching story. Whether it's an old favorite for you by now or if you're sitting down to enjoy it for the first time, I pray that it blesses… Continue reading The Hands and Feet of Christmas, A Christmas Short Story

History

Christmas During the Civil War: From the Frontlines

Instead of focusing on one single letter, I'm bringing to you a collection of snippets from soldiers during the Civil War. I know that together, they'll paint an accurate picture. December 25, 1862: "This is Christmas, and my mind wanders back to that home made lonesome by my absence, while far away from the peace… Continue reading Christmas During the Civil War: From the Frontlines

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Christmas During the Civil War: On the Homefront

The following excerpt was taken from: L. Virginia French's War Journal 1862-1865 Lucy Virginia Smith French was living in McMinnville, Tennessee during the war. Her journal tells the perspective¬†of the Southern Homefront. ¬† Christmas 1862 "...On Tuesday evening Brooks Trezevant came to spend Christmas with us. He brought me as a Christmas gift 25 lbs… Continue reading Christmas During the Civil War: On the Homefront

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Deleted Scene: The Hands and Feet of Christmas

The Hands and Feet of Christmas December 25, 1862; Maple Grove, Tennessee Luke Prider bounded off his bed, too excited to feel even the cold wood against his bare feet. It was Christmas morning. His sister, Sue Ellen, had said that Santa wouldn't visit them. Even his momma had tried to convince him that the… Continue reading Deleted Scene: The Hands and Feet of Christmas