God Bless Us Every One(Abingdon Press, September 2016)
Charlene Dixon—called Charlie by family and friends—is devastated at the recent loss of her job.
For the last five years, the twenty-seven-year-old has blossomed as the activities director of an exclusive all-girls school. But when a misunderstanding with the headmistress leads to a pink slip right before the holidays, Charlie packs up her dreams and returns to her grandmother, Sis, who raised Charlie as her own in the mountains of North Carolina.
When Charlie arrives—broken and confused—Sis immediately puts her granddaughter to work behind the scenes of the local school’s Christmas play, A Christmas Carol. Charlie prickles at working with Dustin Kennedy, the drama teacher and her old crush from schooldays, but is even more put out at that the choice of the Dickens’ classic for the holiday performance. When she discovers her estranged father’s involvement her world turns on its head once more. But when Sis and Dustin encourage her to take a deeper look at the story behind A Christmas Carol, Charlie learns about trust, faith, and forgiveness and the needs of people in their own community.
My opinion: This little book was just the right sort of thing to start to put me in the Christmas spirit, just the thing to get one dreaming about the holiday season which will be here before we know it! Such a delightful little book filled with such charm. I loved the characters and enjoyed the developing romance between Charlie and Dustin. I also really enjoyed the character of Sis and the wisdom and sass she imparted. Filled with a sweet romance and a heartwarming plot this book is a little gem.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.