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NORA BONESTEEL’S CHRISTMAS PAST by Sharyn McCrumb

Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past: A Ballad Novella - Sharyn McCrumb

 

Two separate Christmas stories that take place in McCrumb’s Appalachia are intertwined in this cozy novel. Although the stories never link they are both lyrical and atmospheric.

 

McCrumb’s characters are fully developed even though the two stories are individually quite short – novella length. Both combine comic scenes with pathos. I enjoyed the jumps from story to story as the chapters alternate stories. Some may find this disconcerting.

 

4 of 5 stars