Christmas Past

A Ghostly Winter Tale

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Pub Date 09 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 09 Nov 2021

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Description

The winter holiday season is a time for gifts and music, for snow and miracles, and for family and going home. For Jessie Malone, it's a time for sorrow.


Jessie is a graduate student living in London, where she hopes to be one of the first folklorists ever to trace an urban legend back to its original source. She's also a grieving young widow unable to heal from the agony of her life-shattering loss.


In the bleak midwinter, Jessie learns of an urban legend about a lonely, wandering ghost, a British sailor named Sam who promised his bride that he'd be home for Christmas. The legends say he's been trying to make it back to her since World War II.


As she investigates, Jessie learns that Sam's story defies the patterns of how urban legends are supposed to work. It's a puzzle she can't let go. To solve the mystery, she must confront the impossible and, just perhaps, discover a miracle of Christmas love that survives beyond the grave.


A story that will engage all your emotions, Christmas Past bursts with wonder, enigma, romance, and the unquenchable spirit that comes from promises that must be kept.

The winter holiday season is a time for gifts and music, for snow and miracles, and for family and going home. For Jessie Malone, it's a time for sorrow.


Jessie is a graduate student living in London...


Advance Praise

"John Adcox’s Christmas Past is a perfect reminder that some of the very best ghost stories revolve around the holiday season. Lavishly illustrated by Carol Bales, filled with tragedy, mystery, and love, it’s a story you’ll want to savor every Christmas." – James A. Moore, author of the Serenity Falls Trilogy and the Tides of War series


“Christmas Past is a beautiful, bittersweet exploration of grief and wonder, a touching ghost story about urban myths and the way love lingers. John Adcox and Carol Bales have gifted us with a bit of Christmas Magic.” – Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Ararat and Road of Bones


“If you are not seduced by the foreword of this book, a story of love and burning fever by the Adcox Clan, than I promise you—It will only take a few pages of “A Christmas Past” to hurl you into a breathtaking—but cold as hell—resurgence into what the Winter Solstice is all about. I hanker for a good love story— done well. — And this one is done BRILLIANTLY—created by two of the best in the business. Adcox dominates the genre, to the point that no one else should bother, and Carol Bales brings it home as a work of art ready to be recreated year after year.” – Brian Panowich, award-winning writer of Bull Mountain, Like Lions and Hard Cash Valley.

"John Adcox’s Christmas Past is a perfect reminder that some of the very best ghost stories revolve around the holiday season. Lavishly illustrated by Carol Bales, filled with tragedy, mystery, and...


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