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Tidings of Comfort & Joy: A Classic Christmas Novel of Love, Loss, and Reunion
by Davis Bunn

Published: 2008-10-21
Paperback : 240 pages
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As the questions begin, an extraordinary story unfolds. A story of love and loss and caring, of separation and reunion. Of small acts of heroism in a distant and war-weary English village, now half a century ago.

 As her grandmother shares this story with Marissa, the two discover that ...

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As the questions begin, an extraordinary story unfolds. A story of love and loss and caring, of separation and reunion. Of small acts of heroism in a distant and war-weary English village, now half a century ago.

 As her grandmother shares this story with Marissa, the two discover that the most precious gift of Christmas is that of the present. And the season of giving is not limited to once a year.

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Why do you think the author chose this title (can you name the christmas carol?)?
In what ways did you see the theme of abandonment and lack of commitment in the lives of the different characters?
Themes of hope and healing...
by lindseyschmidt (see profile) 11/29/10

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  "Tidings of Comfort & Joy"by kkazonovitz (see profile) 01/19/11

I did not care for this book. I felt it was not written well and that the story and characters could have used further development.

 
  "Could have been inspiring story with poorly written characters..."by SherylJuliano (see profile) 01/19/11

 
  "Tidings of Comfort and Joy"by jdibbern (see profile) 12/04/10

I found this story of loss and hope to be inspiring and a great read for the season. Although the book was an easy read, it wasn't "fluffy" but rich and heart-warming. Also, I enjoyed the setting of... (read more)

 
  "sweet"by lindseyschmidt (see profile) 11/29/10

it was a great way to welcome in the holidays...and a glimpse into what post war england may have been like.

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