6 edition of The Christmas Pearl found in the catalog.
October 23, 2007
by William Morrow
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||176|
The Christmas Pearl | Still spry at ninety-three, Theodora has lived long enough to see her family grow into an insufferable bunch of truculent knuckleheads. Having finally gathered the whole bickering brood together for the holidays at her South Carolina home, the grand matriarch pines wistfully for those extravagant, homey Christmases of her : Avon Books. The acclaimed author of nearly a hundred books for children and adults, Pearl S. Buck captures the spirit of Christmas in this elegant, heartening story about a boy's gift of love. Originally published in , this timeless story with glorious full-color art by Mark Buehner will be a welcome addition to your holiday collection.5/5(1).
The Earl’s Christmas Pearl is just plain cute. In trade for that cuteness you’ll have to ignore the book’s shortcomings, but if you’re willing to do so you’ll probably like it. I really liked Owen, who is a naturally merry person who’s been ground into the floor by all of life’s circumstances. Get this from a library! The Christmas pearl. [Dorothea Benton Frank] -- The matriarch of a family of belligerent idiots, Theodora finds her efforts at bringing them together for a South Carolina Christmas reunion have gone badly awry, until a very special someone uses.
Dorothea Benton Frank is the New York Times bestselling author of Bulls Island, The Christmas Pearl, The Land of Mango Sunsets, and many other has appeared on the Today show and Parker Ladd’s Book Talk and is a frequent speaker on creative writing and the creative process for students of all ages and in private venues, such as the National Arts /5. The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank; 5 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Romance, Fiction; Places: South Carolina.
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An easy read, The Christmas Pearl is a traditional, nostalgic trip down the memory lane of Christmas. I liked that it made me reflect on Christmas past, present and future, what Christmas means to me as I age.
The main character Theodora, 93 yrs. old, yearns for days gone by when Christmas was home cooked meals, a beautiful creche, a real tree decorated with /5.
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Ninety-three year old matriarch Theodora is pining for the Christmas traditions of her childhood. Back then, she believed anything was possible, Christmas was a charmed time, and the holiday preparations leading up to Christmas /5().
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Dorothea Benton Frank (Author) out of 5 stars ratings/5(). New York Times bestseller Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South her passing inDorothea and her husband split their time between New Jersey and Sullivans Island, South Carolina.
A contemporary voice of the South, Dorothea Benton Frank was beloved by fans and friends alike since her debut novel /5(). The Christmas Pearl If you're GRITS (Girls Raised in the South), you'll really understand the premise of this book. But it's a great, feel-good read for anyone who enjoys nostalgia and appreciates the wisdom that comes with age.5/5(5).
''The Christmas Pearl'' is a novel about the true meaning of Christmas, family, and traditions. These questions can help your students work through a discussion on. The premise of the book was to highlight various theatres of war during the same timeframe between Pearl Harbor, through Christmas and up to New Years.
The niche idea of framing these dates while Churchill was in DC with Roosevelt appealed /5. THE CHRISTMAS PEARL is actually a very quick read -- you can read it pretty easily in a sitting or two.
When I started reading the book, I was surprised to see that although the book looks to be a "normal-sized" paperback, it is actually more like a novella -. the Christmas Pearl was a magical read. it was trite. it was iconic. but I loved every minute of it. The dramatic reading of it brought it to life.
I would love to see this as a Hallmark movie or even a stage play. I loved the ghost. I loved the magic. The Christmas Pearl. About the Book The Christmas Pearl. by Dorothea Benton Frank. Still spry at 93, Theodora has lived long enough to see her family grow into an insufferable bunch of truculent knuckleheads.
Having finally gathered the whole bickering brood together for the holidays at her South Carolina home, the grand matriarch pines. The Christmas Pearl Dorothea Benton Frank, Author. Morrow $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Buy this book With her truculent family gathered at.
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Amazon; Apple Books; Audiobook; Audiobooks Now; B&N ; Book Passage ; Book People ; Books & Books ; Books Inc ; Books-A-Million ; Brookline Booksmith. What happened to the days when Christmas meant tables groaning with home-cooked goodies, over-the-top decorations, and long chats in front of the fire with Pearl, her grandmother's beloved housekeeper and closest confidante.
The Pearl, A Magazine of Facetiae and Voluptuous Reading was issued for 18 months in with two Christmas supplements. Our OCRed version is derived from the Grove Press paperback issue and corrected with reference to a reprint. The Christmas Pearl flew into my hands as that book.
Unfortunately, The Christmas Pearl, does not stand as one of the better Christmas books I have read. The story rests on the magic of Christmas, but steps a little too far into unbelievable. The antics of ghostly Pearl bring laughter, and too much gibberish to the story/5(8).
Sweet, quick book to jump-start the holidays. Family lives, past and present with a touch of help from the paranormal.
Lots of southern charm from an author I love. Read full review. LibraryThing Review The Christmas Pearl Dorothea Benton Frank Limited preview - /5(14).
The Christmas Pearl. I loved this book, and now all my co-workers are borrowing it from me to read. I really made me stop and think about Christmas tradition, and how much most of us have lost in the last generation of family.5/5(11).
Review: The Christmas Pearl. With her truculent family gathered at her stately Charleston mansion for Christmas, year-old matriarch Theodora is having a hard time tolerating the lot of them. Theodora hankers for her s childhood, when Pearl, the family's stern black maid, enforced strict houshold discipline and took no guff while working.
"Dorothea Benton Frank is a great storyteller, a ray of sunshine, and a fabulous party guest. If she were a cocktail, she'd be fizzy." —Bestselling author Adriana Trigiani. Dorothea Benton Frank, author of 20 bestselling novels set in the Low Country of South Carolina, died Monday, September 2, following a brief struggle with leukemia.
The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank Love pearls and the holiday so figured this would be a good read. Setting is weeks before Christmas and everybody chips in to decorate. The family and their family and their family will all be together under the same roof.
Liked hearing of the ghosts that show themselves during the family's stay/5(8). The Paperback of the The Earl's Christmas Pearl: A Duke's Daughters Novella by Megan Frampton at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be delayed/5(3).
Christmas tradition I think reading this story should be a Christmas tradition for everyone! It is very heartwarming. I love the way she writes in the first person!
I love her best friend, Pearl! This is the first book by Ms. Frank that I have read. I /5().