Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past

A Ballad Novella

This is the first book by Sharyn McCrumb that I have read. This book does stand alone, but I would love to read her other books. I especially want to read the ones with the same characters. I want to read about their history and why they have certain idiosyncrasies. That’s my type of fun. The idea of an old mansion hiding secrets is not new, however the way the author involved the police and the neighbors was. I also enjoyed the idea of the house getting a "new" life in it, and then only for summer. The guests do not realize that their new home is more than just a home!

Christmas is a special time and to have to spend it away from home is never fun. There are always spirits at work, and maybe they are all together at Christmas for a reason. Maybe they need to make the past right before they can enjoy the present?

I liked the end of this book and I cannot wait to read more from this author.

Book Blurb for Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past

When someone buys the old Honeycutt house, Nora Bonesteel is glad to see some life brought back to the old mansion, even if it is by summer people. But when they decide to stay through Christmas, they find more than old memories in the walls.

On Christmas Eve, Sheriff Spencer Arrowood and Deputy Joe LeDonne find themselves on an unwelcome call to arrest an elderly man for a minor offense. As they attempt to do their duty, while doing the right thing for a neighbor, it begins to look like they may all spend Christmas away from home.

In a story of spirits, memories, and angels unaware, Sharyn McCrumb revisits her most loved characters who know there is more to this world than the eye can see, especially at Christmastime.

160 pages

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2015 4.00