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When year old Trudie Parks learns that her high school drama teacher is seriously ill she immediately contacts her two best friends in high school Kristen and Mary Ann Together they'd been known as The Christmas Girls They'd produced and starred in the The Christmas PDF or annual high school Christmas show which their teacher. It s sweet for the most part predictable and smacks of The Music Man White Christmas and Grease In short which it is at just 219 pages it s a nice book to read before the holiday season A friend here at Goodreads recommended it just as I was looking for something to counter the effects of a heavy handed war action thriller and when I learned it s free with my Kindle Unlimited membership I downloaded it immediately the regular price is 299When Trudie Parks a former student of retired high school drama teacher Myrna Childs learns that her beloved teacher may have terminal cancer she contacts two of her best friends from way back then Trudie is 38 unmarried and living in her late father s house The three all stars of the annual Childs directed Christmas show at the time were so close that they were dubbed The Christmas Girls although they ve since scattered to other parts of the country and rarely see each other Moved to do something to honor their former teacher the three decide to recreate the show 20 years after the fact As they contact the classmates who were involved in the original production to bring about a reenactment they come face to face with old rivalries old dreams and big surprise old romances Will they manage to pull it all together deal with their ghosts from the past and stage a smashing show And given their teacher s weakening condition can they do it in timeAs I implied at the outset there aren t many big surprises here not that there s anything wrong with that And I admit to feeling special connections as I read along To begin with the setting is a small town called Deer Lake Ohio just south of Columbus As an almost lifelong Buckeye who grew up not far from our wonderful capital city I ve never heard of Deer Lake although Deer Creek State Park is in the approximate area But the subject matter struck close to home as well both my husband a retired high school English teacher and our daughter a middle school language arts teacher have been heavily involved in high school play production our daughter still is For years we ve lived through all the excitement last minute glitches personality clashes and anticipation of opening nights and not a few of the classmates in this book including the hometown clown turned well known Hollywood actor resonated in my own memory bank I know firsthand how much work time and frazzled nerves are involved and I also know that no matter how apprehensive teacher directors may be on opening night parents grandparents and friends will know for certain that the students they came to see are nothing short of Bing Crosby Shirley Jones John Travolta or Olivia Newton JohnAll that said it was an enjoyable read for me I do however have one tiny nit to pick At one point the author says one of the classmates left to attend Perdue Unless he secretly was taking classes in chicken plucking I suspect he really went to Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana where the overall undergraduate engineering programs are ranked 9th nationally

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The Christmas Women

Mrs Childs had directed Determined to show their love for Mrs Childs they plan a year reunion to recreate the Christmas show for her What they don't anticipate is the complicated emotions this provokes as former sweethearts appear and rekindle romance painful memories and the sting of unrealized dreams All three women must rea. I ve read Elyse Douglas before her previous book The Christmas Town was a great read I was looking forward to The Christmas Women expecting a good story with great characterization and lots of warm fuzzy feelings And Douglas definitely deliveredThe Christmas Women was such a sweet story It really tugged at my heartstrings and made me laugh and cry sometimes at the same time I loved that the main characters want to honor their teacher in such a huge way Speaking of the characters Douglas did a great job with the characterization I loved each main character for their different personalities They were realistically flawed and all uite likable The cast of characters and their antics was my favorite aspect of this bookThe conflict resolution was perfect for the story I liked the way Douglas tied up all of the characters stories not in a too perfect kind of way but in a realistic yet still happy way The Christmas Women was a great read and it s sure to put you in the Christmas spirit I really enjoyed this sweet story and look forward to reading from Elyse Douglas

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Ssess their lives and their friendships while struggling to produce the show even while Mrs Childs seems to grow weaker by the day As Christmas Eve approaches The Christmas Women prepare for an event that will take them and the audience to the farthest reaches of the human heart and resonate throughout the rest of their lives.. As I read the author s biography I was surprised to read that Elyse Douglas is actually a husbandwife writing team I had already written the review in my head but when I read this my thoughts started to wander and I began thinking of the story in an entirely different wayThroughout the story which involves a Christmas high school reunion there is the usual high school drama that seems to unfold no matter how old we get I tend to think it uite easy to picture a woman writing about all of the melodrama but now thinking of a man collaborating on it the story takes on a different spin I enjoyed reading The Christmas Women The storyline was interesting and the writing was good There was friendship and romance humor and otherwise The story will have you laughing and then crying Even though the Christmas season has passed it would still be a great book to read I am giving The Christmas Women five stars I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


10 thoughts on “The Christmas Women

  1. says:

    I would like to thank Net Galley and the authorpublisher Elyse Douglas for a free copy of The Christmas Women in exchange for an honest reviewI really enjoyed The Christmas Women I love reading thrillers but I will often take a break and look for a good literary or women's fiction book to enjoy When I saw this novel on Net Galley I jumped at the chance to read it and I was not disappointed This is the story of Trudie Parks a dental hygien

  2. says:

    35 starsDid I enjoy this book I did enjoy this book I love happy Christmas stories They put me in a good mood They make me happy This book made me happyThe Christmas Women was a sweet story I liked the romance the friendship the show for the retired teacher who touched so many lives I enjoyed the suspense It was a fun read Was it predictable? Yes But that’s okay I don’t mind that when I’m reading stories like this

  3. says:

    It's sweet for the most part predictable and smacks of The Music Man White Christmas and Grease In short which it is at just 219 pages it's a nice book to read before the holiday season A friend here at Goodreads recommended it just as I was looking for something to counter the effects of a heavy handed war action thriller and when I learne

  4. says:

    I loved this book I waited a bit to read it because I wanted to read it during the Christmas time and I am so glad I did While this would be a great read anytime of the year it was fantastic to read it and enjoy the bits about Christmas plays carols the spirit moving everyone to help others etcThe three women were extremely easy to relate to They all had regrets or thoughts that I think all women reflect on even men per

  5. says:

    Title The Christmas WomenAuthor Elyse DouglasPublisher E DReviewed By Arlena DeanRating 45ReviewThe Christmas Women by Elyse Douglas

  6. says:

    I've read Elyse Douglas before her previous book The Christmas Town was a great read I was looking forward to The Christmas Women expecting a good story with great characterization and lots of warm fuzzy feelings And Douglas definitely deliveredThe Christmas Women was such a sweet story It really tugged at my heartstrings and made me laugh a

  7. says:

    As I read the author's biography I was surprised to read that Elyse Douglas is actually a husbandwife writing team I had already written the review in my head but when I read this my thoughts started to wander and I began thinking of the story in an entirely different wayThroughout the story which involves a Christmas high school reunion there is the usual high school drama that seems to unfold no matter how

  8. says:

    This is a real feel good Christmas story Trudie discovers that her old High School drama teacher is seriously ill and dec

  9. says:

    Given To Me For An Honest ReviewElyse Douglas' book The Christmas Women is a must read It is about three former childhood friends who come back together after finding out that a former teacher of theirs is very il

  10. says:

    Trudie Parks is one of the 'Christmas Girls' from her high school drama group She finds out that her favorite teacher Mrs Childs is very ill and immediately calls the other 'Christmas Girls' that she hasn't seen si