These are a few of my yearly favorite Christmas books.
But this year I have enjoyed reading Journey into Christmas by Bess Streeter Aldrich.
It's an anthology of the author's Christmas stories.
It was just what I needed.
I didn't live in the time period these stories are written about or in the part of the Midwest where they take place, but in each short story the characters are developed so well that you can just about reach right into the book and touch them.
That is no easy feat.
Bess Streeter Aldrich knew her stuff.
This book will be on my Christmas reading list for the rest of my life.
If you like good writing and a delightful turn of phrase, try to find yourself a copy of this book.