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The First Christmas of the War

The First Christmas of the War

  • Title: The First Christmas of the War
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  • ISBN : 9780982720899
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 222 pages


Twas the week of Christmas, Nineteen forty one The season s joy overshadowed by the war just begun The Great Depression years finally behind them, the entire Coleman family of Pittsburgh has been looking forward to this Christmas for almost the entire year For the first time in than a decade, Gerald and Irene Coleman have tucked away enough extra money to make up f Twas the week of Christmas, Nineteen forty one The season s joy overshadowed by the war just begun The Great Depression years finally behind them, the entire Coleman family of Pittsburgh has been looking forward to this Christmas for almost the entire year For the first time in than a decade, Gerald and Irene Coleman have tucked away enough extra money to make up for all the lean years of disappointingly modest Christmas gifts for their children But December 7, 1941 has changed everything, and for the past two weeks the entire family has followed with despair the Japanese advances all over the Pacific as well as America finally being dragged into the two year old European war Though a few glimmers of hope can be found amidst the ominous war news, both parents fear not only for the country s fate as this new war begins but also, personally, for the fate of their sons who will likely soon be joining the fighting in one war theater or another


Author Alan Simon

From USA TODAY bestselling author Alan Simonjust published THE DELUCA FURLOUGH BRIDES BOOK 1 THE ONES THEY LEFT BEHINDa spinoff novel to THE FIRST CHRISTMAS OF THE WAR and its sequels.Also available the USA TODAY bestseller GETTYSBURG, 1913 THE COMPLETE NOVEL OF THE GREAT REUNIONa very unique story originally written as a 3 part serialized novel set against the backdrop of the r




The First Christmas of the War Reviews (31)

  • What a wonderful story this is I had just finished a WWII era novel that I highly enjoyed, and with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming I was in the mood for something holiday ish, but set in times gone by This little novel fit the bill perfectly This is a family tale about the Coleman family set in 1 [..]

  • Having just finished Linda Mahkovec s wonderful Christmastime series, I was curious to see how Alan Simon s First Christmas of the War would compare While I must admit that it took a good half of the book for the characters and their concerns to grow on me, eventually I did find myself turn [..]

  • For all of my friends who are World War II fans, this is a great new book I got it from bookBubs.com The setting is Pittsburgh, a few weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor The Coleman family is a middle class, working class family from the area comprised of five members The story moves nicely and [..]

  • I enjoyed this book enough to know I ll be reading the next one I found myself transported to that time and feeling what the family felt The characters aren t romanticized they are very human no one is perfect and they are all trying to do their best with what they are given The book shows what the [..]

  • This was a surprising book I expected 1940 s memories but it was so much Mr Simon has an insight into the feelings, hopes and disappointments of each of the characters He depicted teenage young adult emotions so well, it took me right back to my own And how did he know the mother s lost dreams for [..]

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