Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas
by Linda Mansfield
Pub Date 15 Apr 2015
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Take a break!
In "Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas," Linda Mansfield encourages you to find a little "me time" over the Christmas holidays to relax, put your feet up, and immerse yourself in some modern Christmas stories.
They're all short, so you can fit them into your busy schedule.
They're also realistic. No talking reindeer, dancing snowmen, or elves were allowed. There's no partridge either.
"Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas" is an ideal Christmas gift for both men and women, ages teens through seniors. In this baker's dozen, six of the stories have male main characters and seven stories have women main characters.
This book can help you get your shopping done! The hard cover makes a perfect Christmas gift, and the paperback is great as a stocking stuffer.
Like your favorite Christmas memories, some of these stories may make you smile. They also might help you get into the Christmas spirit, remind you of the real reason for the season, and become a part of your Christmas traditions.
P.S.: "Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas" is the first book in the "Two Good Feet" series. "Twelve Stories for Spring," "Twelve Stories for Summer" and "Twelve Stories for Fall" follow. All can be read individually or as a set.
If you travel a lot, do your nerves a favor; get this book! This is the perfect 'pick it up, put it down book' to tuck into your travel bag, or have at the ready on your e-reader! Anytime of the year these cozy stories will help soothe the pains of travel and other public annoyances. Love it! I just bought two hardcover versions for Christmas gifts! — Kathryn, an Amazon reviewer
'Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas' is a little like grabbing a cookie or two at a time. There is a sweetness to these stories....These are not children's stories but the language is plainspoken, easy to anticipate, and that makes the book perfect for a busy schedule....Mansfield is not writing little romantic vignettes. She is imagining ordinary people whose lives are changed by choosing love....She is offering you a Christmas break, manageable moments of connection, so that you come away refreshed and ready for more. And maybe with a little sugar high to keep you going. 'Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas' is a small book of loving reminders to be better, do better, and change your life, by choosing love. It's worth noting that it could be a gift you give to others, as well as to yourself. — Susan Schoch, Story Circle Book Reviews
These light-hearted Christmas stories are very uplifting at a time when many people are depressed with the approaching holidays. Great reads while waiting for appointments or passing the time of day, with positive outcomes. — Nena Ray
This wonderful little book is a baker’s dozen packed with relaxation. I got it just before Christmas and while it would be perfect to read in quick little moments, I read it all in one night. The stories are refreshingly uplifting and free of the stress generated during the year. Perfect for a few moments with your morning cup of coffee, or in the evening with a glass of wine. Keep this in mind for next Christmas, or get a few now and share them to chase away the winter blues. Great job, Linda Mansfield! — Author Gloria Antypowich
This collection of short realistic stories is perfect for Christmas time. Easy reading, that will make you smile and rethink the way you live. Very good Christmas book. — Author Marcia Martins
I think it's great; I'm mentioned a couple of times! — K. Kringle