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The Christmas pearl

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Still spry at ninety-three, Theodora has lived long enough to see her family grow into an insufferable bunch of truculent knuckleheads. Having finally gathered the whole bickering brood together for the holidays at her South Carolina home, the grand matriarch pines wistfully for those extravagant, homey Christmases of her childhood. How she misses the tables groaning with home-cooked goodies, the over-the-top decorations, those long, lovely fireside chats with Pearl, her grandmother's beloved housekeeper and closest confidante. These days, where is the love and the joy . . . and the peace?



But this is, after all, a magical time. Someone very special has heard Theodora's plea--and is about to arrive at her door with pockets full of Gullah magic and enough common sense to transform this Christmas into the miracle it's truly meant to be.


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Still spry at ninety-three, Theodora has lived long enough to see her family grow into an insufferable bunch of truculent knuckleheads. Having finally gathered the whole bickering brood together for the holidays at her South Carolina home, the grand matriarch pines wistfully for those extravagant, homey Christmases of her childhood. How she misses the tables groaning with home-cooked goodies, the over-the-top decorations, those long, lovely fireside chats with Pearl, her grandmother's beloved housekeeper and closest confidante. These days, where is the love and the joy . . . and the peace?

But this is, after all, a magical time. Someone very special has heard Theodora's plea--and is about to arrive at her door with pockets full of Gullah magic and enough common sense to transform this Christmas into the miracle it's truly meant to be.

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subject_facetAfrican American women domestics -- Fiction
African American women household employees -- Fiction
Audiobooks
Charleston (S.C.) -- Fiction
Christmas cookery
Christmas stories
Compact discs
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
Ghost stories
Older women -- Fiction
South Carolina -- Fiction
title_displayThe Christmas pearl
title_fullThe Christmas Pearl
The Christmas Pearl [electronic resource] / Dorothea Benton Frank
The Christmas Pearl [sound recording] / Dorothea Benton Frank
The Christmas pearl / Dorothea Benton Frank
The Christmas pearl [electronic resource] / Dorothea Benton Frank
title_shortThe Christmas pearl
topic_facetAfrican American women domestics
African American women household employees
Christmas cookery
Electronic books
Fiction
Older women
Romance