The Christmas Pearl

The Christmas Pearl

Theodora is the matriarch of a family that, in her opinion, has grown into a bunch of truculent knuckleheads. They've all come together to South Carolina to celebrate Christmas. But this Christmas looks nothing like the extravagant, homey Christmases Theodora grew up with. What happened to the days when the holiday spirit meant tables groaning with home cooked goodies, over–the–top decorations, and long chats in front of the fire with Pearl, her grandmother's housekeeper/manager/caterer/psychiatrist/best friend? Luckily someone hears Theodora's plea for help and Merle (possibly Pearl?) arrives, pockets filled with Gullah magic and common sense to straighten everyone out.

Title:The Christmas Pearl
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780061438448
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    The Christmas Pearl Reviews

  • Carol

    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 ...

  • ShoSho

    Not my cuppa! Maybe if I was 93 years old I would have enjoyed it!...

  • Lizfm

    Narrator was good, language describing past Christmases was beautiful. Book concept was horribly flawed. The fantasy was not the 'Christmas miracle'...the fantasy is that the family's black cook and h...

  • Jeanne Adamek

    This is the Christmas story that I have wanting to read this season. I picked the book up at the Womans's Guild Christmas bazaar here expecting a kitchy, cutsey story and while reading the story was t...

  • ??? Shelley ???

    3.5 StarsA wonderful story of relationships and a great book for the holidays. Such a warm and poignant story for all ages. And the southern recipes, at the back of the book, are an added bonus....

  • Trudy

    "Everyone you love is just a thought away." Such lovely words, especially for those of us who are missing loved ones during this holiday season. (Hey, Mom, I'm thinking of you.) A charming book full o...

  • Katie Ziegler (Life Between Words)

    A sort of Christmas Carol-esque tale about a dysfunctional southern family who needs a ghost intervention to set them straight and find the true meaning of Christmas. I listened to the audiobook versi...

  • Deanne Patterson

    While this is not a very long book I thought it was just perfect to get the message across. The message is be kind and understanding towards your family. ...

  • Kiwi Begs2Differ  ?

    A typical Christmas read, full of magic and miracles that normally it would be too sweet for my taste, but …it’s Christmas time, so some sugar overload is allowed!2 stars rounded up because of the...

  • Becca!

    A beautiful Christmas story. Great on audio....