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"The Romance of a Christmas Card" by Kate Douglas Wiggin

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Romance of a Christmas CardMy tastes in literature lean toward science fiction, adventure in Antarctica, Christmas stories and Cozies. ("Cozy" is a term recently served up by the Wall Street Journal to describe a mystery novel of the type written by Lillian Jackson Braun. It usually involves a mysterious murder, little violence, eccentric characters, a cat or two, very little sex, and useful suggestions about arts and crafts.) Readers describe a Cozy as a book a woman can feel secure in passing on to her 14-year-old daughter.

When I began to read The Romance of a Christmas Card by Kate Douglas Wiggin, I expected it to straddle the genres of Christmas story and Cozy, albeit without the murder. About half way through the story, I had to revise my expectations. Although Kate Douglas Wiggin is famous for her novels Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903) and Mother Carey's Chickens (1911), she can deal with some remarkably dark subjects for an obvious optimist. This Christmas story deals with depression, death, abandonment, dysfunctional families and parental alienation. Ms. Wiggin is still able to write a light-hearted story of the joy that surrounds the Christmas season. The Romance of a Christmas Card is in the end a story of strange coincidences that ultimately lead to redemption.

Originally released in 1916, this beautifully illustrated book is one that feel secure in passing on to a 14-year-old daughter for a pleasant read by the fireplace on a rainy December afternoon. Although we cannot include the illustrations in the ebook for fear of hogging the space on your reading device, I strongly recommend that you take a look at the illustrated copy available here.


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