|One of my propped photos, by Carla.|
"In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."—Philippians 4:6
Imagine yourself inside a snow globe filled with fluffy white flakes swirling around a log cabin with a smoke filled chimney. Add to it pine trees, home-baked food, a Grandmother's love, Christmas carols, and horse-drawn sleighs, that's how I imagined Carrie Fancett Pagels heart-warming tale in volume one of A Cup of Christmas Cheer.
What happens when a trio of adorable younger siblings are left in the care of a young woman at Christmastime? Elsie's sisters come to the diner where she works with no other place to go. Henry, home just a year from WWII and struggling to get his life back to normal. Elsie is smitten by Henry, but encumbered by the youngsters. She is willing to put her own feelings and goals aside to provide a home for them, but is unable to reside at her employer's apartments with the children. Concerned for their welfare, Henry generously agrees to help them find a temporary home and his grandmother's log cabin seems just the place. When a harsh snow storm comes in on Christmas Eve it may separate Elsie and Henry from spending Christmas together. Will he be able to get through in time for them to all discover the miracle of Christmas?
I'm fascinated with family histories, so I enjoyed reading about Carrie's grandparent's Ruby and William Henry in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and how they were "Snowed In" in the Northwoods one very special Christmas. This charming tale, that comes right from the author's heart and is a treasure to be enjoyed for years to come.
|I took this photo in the book section of an antique store in Maine.|