A Different Christmas

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781519320988: A Different Christmas
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Set in the South in 1961. A Different Christmas follows the Christmas Eve adventures/exploits of two children (Matthew Rivers age 6, and Steven Brown age 8) as they anxiously await Christmas Day, which both expect will be their best Christmas ever. For Matthew, he expects his perfect Christmas will commence when he is re-united with his father, whom he has not seen in three years. For Steven he expects Santa will reward him with the ultimate toy of 1961, an Official Triple Secret Agent Spike Murdock Spy case, especially since he has been very good for the last year, and he even delivered gifts on Christmas Eve to the sick, disabled, and elderly, with his best friend, Carrie Jenkins. When the bus carrying Matthew and his mother from Charleston to Baltimore crashes outside of Steven's hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, it sets in motion events that ultimately culminate in the boys meeting one another on Christmas Day as their holiday expectations are dramatically altered. Moreover, immediately after the bus wreck, while waiting for medical assistance, Matthew, his mother Delia, and the other passengers confront segregation, racial intolerance and forgiveness, and a Christmas that is different from what everyone imagined. Reaching a holiday crescendo on Christmas Day, at Steven's church, Reverend Ezekiel Moody preaches a sermon that implores the congregants to seize the moment and opportunity to do good works for the benefit of others. Inspired by the sermon, various church members seek to fulfill the minister's message, including Steven's mother who proposes Steven boost Matthew's spirits in a totally unexpected way. Aided by his mother, and Carrie, Matthew discovers a deeper meaning for Christmas. As the novel concludes, the aftermath of the bus wreck highlights friendships forged during the tragedy, and raises the hope of racial harmony in the future. For Matthew, and Steven, it had indeed been A Different Christmas, but a good, memorable Christmas nonetheless.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Michael Delphy Hunt is a former County Attorney in Florida. He has previously published Chicken Foots Stew, and Perfect Turkeys, both of which are collections of humorous short stories. A Different Christmas is the first of three Christmas-themed novels. The other novels are Digging Up Daddy, and Without Shelter--A Christmas Story of Sorts.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 14.00
US$ 19.28

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781512140743: A Different Christmas

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1512140740 ISBN 13:  9781512140743
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishi..., 2015
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mr Michael Delphy Hunt
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2015)
ISBN 10: 1519320981 ISBN 13: 9781519320988
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1519320981

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds