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Snowed Inby Carrie Fancett Pagels
In this sweet Christmas story set in the beautiful snow covered Upper Peninsula of Michigan author Carrie Fancett Pagels sweeps us back in time to 1945. There we meet Elsie (Eliza) Clark a hard working nineteen year old trying to hold down two jobs and help take care of her three younger sisters; Ruby, Jean and Nelly. When those three precious girls show up at Elsie's work she knows something is wrong but never would she have dreamed it was because their father had abandoned them, especially just days before Christmas.
Henry Williams a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, absolutely adores Elsie, so when he hears of her predicament he knows he has to find a way to help them. Knowing Elsie and her sisters have no where to live now that their father is gone Henry offers to take them to his Grandma Danner's cabin. When they arrive his Grandma welcomes Elsie and her sisters with open arms. When Henry leaves to go back to town he promises Elsie he will be back for Christmas, but when a horrible snowstorm hits and Henry's car won't start will he be able to keep his promise?
I love reading Carrie's books, each one has touched my heart. It seems the more I read the better they get and I didn't think that was possible! Snowed In is extra special because it is based on Carrie's Mother and Father's love story. If you are looking for a heartwarming Christmas read you really need to grab this beautiful set of books. There are other wonderful stories by various talented authors in this set but I seem to find myself partial to Carrie's...hmmm....I wonder why! :-) Thank you Carrie for making my Christmas a lot brighter with this amazing story of love and selflessness.
You can find this at guideposts.org.