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The Romance of a Christmas Card. Hardcover – 1910

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton 1910?. (1910)
  • ASIN: B0019UH1ZC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Plume45 on December 8, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Two households in a quaint New Hampshire village experience yuletide joy in the 1880's when the handmade Christmas cards of the minister's wife are published and circulated nationally. This simple tale of family loss will appeal less to gradeschool children, since the main characters are all adults.
This slender book spirits us gently back to a simpler time, as two village prodigals have been gone for three years, leaving gossip and grief behind--not to mention a minister sorrowing over his rogue son and a sister with orphan twins to raise. This is a quiet, short read for a snowy evening. Makes us wonder what it is about a Christmas card which we find attractive enough to buy and send it--the verse or the picture. Someone had to design it, thus sharing a little bit of their own heart.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Books, quilt, tea...living! on December 1, 2011
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Sweet Christmas story from the 1880's. This heartwarming story deals with family problems, heartache and the nosey, crabby neighbor and yet is an uplifting happy tale. A good reminder to use your talents/passions; you never know what way you may be able to change the world in little or big ways. If you like historical romances this is worth the read. Merry Christmas.
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A beautiful tale of what a simple Christmas card can do in this day and age of computer technology and the Internet. A quaint old-timey Christmas tale in a simple village. What difference can a mere Christmas card make? Perhaps more than the sender might ever realize. The only thing I didn't like about this story was that Letty didn't attend the service at the end, and the story ended without showing her and Dick together. I think it would have had more impact and closure if that scene would've been shown as well. If she didn't attend, it could've shown us Dick and Letty meeting again instead of leaving it all to our imagination. That was an important romantic side to the story that should have been displayed in action. Other than that, I really enjoyed the story. The best part was the merry Santa and father and son meeting again.
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By Storm Chaser on December 13, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
A very charming story. The tale of the two cards was well crafted as well as the antics of the two boys, if a little brief. I'm left wondering why one was successful and at what, while the other wasn't. Yet they both came home because of the car

I also wonder did Letty get her wish? I know the story was just as good where it stopped in the tale. I just wanted more to the story, which is good. That means the author really captured my attention.

My only real problem was the minister's wife's speech pattern. It seemed a little stilted and odd to me in the beginning, but then the dialog loosened as the story wove on.

Overall I think it was very enjoyable.
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By jd on January 14, 2014
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two guys growing up together were viewed by their community as mischievous. One was the son of a preacher and naturally the community thought if the preacher couldn't control his own son how could he tell them what to do. The boys both moved away when they became adults and refused to return until they both saw different Christmas cards depicting their home that drew them back.
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A short story full of old fashioned homespun advice. This novella allows us an insight into a bygone era and attempts to capture the essence of Christmas, however falls short in characterization. The themes approached are similar to those explored in ' little women' . This is no ' persuasion. ,but is full of well meaning sentiment and has some charm.
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By Bonnie Rinard on December 28, 2013
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This is a very old style Christmas tale. It talks of relationships restored at Christmas time and hints of romance to come.
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This Christmas story is the very definition of 'heartwarming' and 'touching.' If you're easily affected by the books you read, you'll certainly get a lump in your throat reading this one. Lonely Letty Boynton, who has sacrificed her own happiness and a chance at love in order to care for her wayward brother's motherless children, unwittingly provides warm-hearted minister's wife Reba Larrabee with inspiration for a Christmas-card illustration she is working on. The minister has his own troubles - a son who quarreled with him and left home several years before. But Reba's Christmas cards eventually fall into just the right hands to bring unexpected happiness back to both families. Like the best of Wiggin's work, "The Romance of a Christmas Card" brims with honest sentiment and feeling, with a sparkle of cheerful humor to lighten it at the right moments. A real short gem of a Christmas tale!
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