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Charlene Dixon---called Charlie by family and friends---is devastated at the recent loss of her job.
For the last five years, the twenty-seven-year-old has blossomed as the activities director of an exclusive all-girls school. But when a misunderstanding with the headmistress leads to a pink slip right before the holidays, Charlie packs up her dreams and returns to her grandmother, Sis, who raised Charlie as her own in the mountains of North Carolina.
When Charlie arrives---broken and confused---Sis immediately puts her granddaughter to work behind the scenes of the local school's Christmas play, A Christmas Carol. Charlie prickles at working with Dustin Kennedy, the drama teacher and her old crush from schooldays, but is even more put out at that the choice of the Dickens' classic for the holiday performance. When she discovers her estranged father's involvement her world turns on its head once more. But when Sis and Dustin encourage her to take a deeper look at the story behind A Christmas Carol, Charlie learns about trust, faith, and forgiveness and the needs of people in their own community.
Readers ready to get the holiday season started, pick up Eva Marie Everson’s A-Christmas-Carol-inspired novella now and join Charlie Dixon as she learns to embrace the spirit of Christmas.
Not one to appreciate the classics, Charlie dreads working on the school’s production of A Christmas Carol. Yet, as she learns the history behind the Charles Dickens story, she begins to recognize ageless truths that offer fresh perspective for her current circumstances. All the events of Charlie experiences occur quickly and without a lot of character development, since they do take place within a novella, but still tell a delightful and inspirational holiday story.
Heartwarming and full of family, forgiveness, and romance, God Bless Us Every One is the great read for cozying under a blanket on a chilly evening. I recommend it to those in need of a little holiday inspiration.
Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of God Bless Us Every One and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. To read other opinions, be sure to check out what other reviewers think here, and purchase a copy of the book here.
About the AuthorEva Marie Everson is an award-winning speaker and author of The Road to Testament, Things Left Unspoken, This Fine Life, Chasing Sunsets, Waiting for Sunrise, Slow Moon Rising, and The Potluck Club series (with Linda Evans Shepherd). She is the president of Word Weavers International, Inc., a member of AWSA, ACFW, RWA, the director of Florida Christian Writer's Conference, and the contest director for Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer's Conference. She and her husband make their home in Casselberry, Florida.