25 Short Stories from the Generations
by A.R. Cecil
Fiction / Literature / Short Stories
Paperback / 5.5″ x 8.5″ / 176 pp. / Illustrations at chapter heads
25 very short stories, perfect for daily reading during the Advent Season and all year. Read them for your own enjoyment. Or share them with your children or grandchildren.
These heartwarming stories are set during the holidays in the years between 1906 and today, amid historic events when people came together and found opportunities to exchange the true gifts of Christmas: kindness, encouragement, forgiveness, peace, hope, belonging, and more. The main character of each story is a boy or girl, man or woman whose heart opens to give or receive love, bringing personal transformation and causing them to always look back and say, “That was the best Christmas!” Each story is penned by A.R. Cecil with a gentle twinkle in her eye, giving the reader delightful twists of plot, and revealing Mrs. Cecil’s warm understanding of human relationships—with each other and with the Creator who sent his Son that first Christmas Day. A story collection that will rekindle the reader’s own memories, giving perspective to the present and hope for the future.
A.R. (Alice) writes from her heart and from her experience as a mother, grandmother, and teacher. She earned a Master of Science in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She writes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Alice and her physician husband reside in Louisville, Kentucky. They enjoy traveling to visit their four children and four grandchildren who live in various parts of the world. Alice enjoys giving book readings and speaking to women’s groups.
Read an Excerpt from That Was the Best Christmas.
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“Mrs. Cecil has not written simply, ordinary Christmas stories. She has composed quite sublime ones for us.” − Marilyn A. Anderson
“A.R. Cecil has a real gift to inspire and tug at heartstrings. Young and old will be inspired and enjoy.” − Judy Russell
“I enjoyed each story and would recommend this book to anyone wanting something to read during Christmas to help you get in the spirit of the true meaning of Christmas.” − Shelia Garrison