for a gift for a lover of southern writing, then Southern Style
Christmas may be for you. Inspirational
speaker and author Lucinda Secrest McDowell has collected seasonal poetry,
sayings and stories from many of the South’s finest authors. Beautiful photographs of the yuletide anchor the works of
literature. Plus, holiday
recipes are thrown in for good measure.
and holiday memories sure to become family traditions, include:
“The Lost Christmas” by Celestine Sibley, “Christmas
Country” by Anne Rivers Siddons, “A Mitford Christmas” by Jan Karon,
and “My Most Memorable Christmas” by Catherine Marshall.
poetic verse of a Confederate soldier is touching in “Christmas of
‘62” by William G. McCabe. Poems
by Ruth Bell Graham and Ann Weems capture the season.
Lucinda Secrest McDowell adds her own prose and poetry.
carols that originated in the South are included, such as “I Wonder As I
Wander,” “Rise Up
Shepherd and Follow” and “Go Tell It on the Mountain.”
This would be a great book for the Christmas Eve family gathering with a strong voice reading aloud.
© 2000 Southern Scribe, All Rights Reserved