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THE CHRISTMAS PEARL
by Dorothea Benton Frank

Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction

2007 Women's Fiction Nominee

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Benton Frank's latest is a heartwarming tale of Christmas magic and family traditions. Filled with Southern wit and charm, this enchanting novel is complete with a Christmas miracle and enticing recipes. It is certain to become a favorite of women's fiction fans of all ages.

Theodora is a 93-year-old lady who lives in Charleston with her daughter Barbara and son-in-law Cleland. When their children and grandchildren arrive for the Christmas holidays, the inevitable bickering ensues.

But Theodora recalls a time when
holidays involved simple, yet meaningful family gatherings. When an unexpected visitor arrives, Theodora believes that her Christmas might actually become a celebratory holiday similar to those of
her childhood years. (Morrow, Nov.,
176 pp., $14.95)

Reviewed By: Sheri Melnick

Publisher: Morrow

Published: November 2007

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