Delightful Christmas treat!

Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past: A Ballad Novella - Sharyn McCrumb

I didn’t receive this book in time to read it at Christmas but it would have been just as enjoyable if I had read it in the summer. How could it not be – it’s by Sharyn McCrumb!  I’ve loved her books for many years and Nora Bonesteel is one of my all-time favorite literary characters.  For some reason, this little Christmas treat slipped by me so I’m particularly pleased to have found it now.


There are two storylines in this short novella. One has Sheriff Spencer Atwood and Deputy Joe LeDoone reluctantly dealing with the arrest of a man for a traffic violation.  The second has Nora Bonesteel dealing with a spooky visitor at the old Honeycutt house, which brings make memories of the past.


While there’s not length enough for a lot of character development, it’s a totally charming book filled with the author’s wonderful sense of humor and the mystical atmosphere of the Appalachian Mountains.  Pure enchantment.


I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and am under no obligation to review it.