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Wednesday, December 17

One of my Favorite Things: Christmas Books

In late November, I hosted a Christmas book swap. Today I received a wonderful book from my partner, Paula of On A Rainy Night. Our Simple Gifts: Civil War Christmas Tales by Owen Parry beautifully wrapped.
Also in the envelope was a beautiful card, which included a note and The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. I've been wanting to read this book for a long time. Thank You, Paula. You did a great job of chosing my Christmas book. As you know, I love history and am a Civil War buff. A perfect choice. I look forward to reading both of these books and will definitely being doing reviews as I finish reading them.

If you remember, last week I posted that Peggy of Hidden Haven Homestead had sent me a beautiful book through my Christmas Book Swap. It's a lovely book and I've just finished reading it. There are many beautiful stories included in the book, along with a bit of Christmas history, tales of Christmas at the Graham's, recipes, crafts projects to do with kids and lovely poems and pictures. This makes a marvelous Christmas gift. If you still have to buy for a book lover or for someone who loves Christmas, I highly recommend this book. It is full of the Spirit of Christmas.

15 comments:

  1. You got some lovely gifts, Corrie Ten Boom's one is one of my favourites :-)

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  2. I would love to have any of those books. Wonderful choices. Merry CHRISTmas...m..

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  3. So glad you're liking your books, Mary. I'm reading the Christmas book that you sent me earlier in the year right now ~ Mountains, Memories and Mistletoe. Happy Reading!

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  4. Don't laugh, but that cover of the 2nd book,...well, the cover alone would make me wanna buy it. I love the sepia tones and the 'old fastioned' etchings and photos like this.

    Sounds like a great gift. If you do this next year, I will be sure to join in.

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  5. I am so glad you liked the book! Have a very Merry Christmas and thanks again for a great swap

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  6. I got my book too and a lovely card and bookmark!
    You are going to love the Hiding place book. What an incredible story of God. And you know of course there is a movie that was made by Billy Graham...if you love history you will love this movie.
    Enjoy your read!

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  7. Glad the swap went well. I think you'll like The Hiding Place; I read it years ago ... and saw the movie -- Billy Graham production if you ever want to look for it.

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  8. Glad you enjoyed the book and thanks for the recommendations.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  9. Christmas is never complete with getting a book, or six, for me. My sister always gives me a book and now my grandchildren are getting me books.

    I have trouble hiding my disappointment if I get clothes for Christmas. Shame on me!

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  10. Looks like you received some great books! Happy reading, Mary!

    (((((( HUGS ))))))

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  11. Great gift...I love Corrie ten Boom's books!

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  12. Both of these books sound really good. The kind I like too. I love history. I like historical fiction books.

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