The Christmas Pearl

The Christmas Pearl

Dorothea Benton Frank

Still spry at ninety-three, Theodora has lived lengthy sufficient to work out her relations develop into an unbearable bunch of truculent knuckleheads. Having eventually accumulated the full bickering brood jointly for the vacations at her South Carolina domestic, the grand matriarch pines wistfully for these extravagant, homey Christmases of her formative years. How she misses the tables groaning with home-cooked chocolates, the over-the-top undefined, these lengthy, beautiful fireplace chats with Pearl, her grandmother's liked housekeeper and closest confidante. nowadays, the place is the affection and the enjoyment . . . and the peace?

But this can be, finally, a paranormal time. a person very distinct has heard Theodora's plea—and is ready to reach at her door with wallet filled with Gullah magic and adequate good judgment to remodel this Christmas into the miracle it really is really intended to be.

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