(The Christmas Women) [Read] ✓ Elyse Douglas
An enjoyable read for me I do owever ave one tiny nit to pick At one point the author says one of the classmates left to attend Perdue Unless e secretly was taking classes in chicken plucking I suspect Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped he really went to Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana where the overall undergraduate engineering programs are ranked 9th nationally Title The Christmas WomenAuthor Elyse DouglasPublisher E DReviewed By Arlena DeanRating 45ReviewThe Christmas Women by Elyse DouglasBook DescriptionWhen 38 year old Trudie Parks learns thater The Hunger Within high school drama teacher is seriously ill she immediately contactser two best friends in Between Two Skies high school Kristen and Mary Ann Together they d been known as The Christmas Girls They d produced and starred in the annualigh school Christmas show which their teacher Mrs Childs Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England had directed Determined to show their love for Mrs Childs they plan a 20 year reunion to recreate the Christmas show forer 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 reassess their lives and their friendships while struggling to produce the show even while Mrs Childs seems to grow weaker by the dayAs Christmas Eve approaches The Christmas Women prepare for an event that will take them and the audience to the farthest reaches of the Nude Girls Photography Presents Ass Pussy From Behind - Compilation Vol. 5 humaneart and resonate throughout the rest of their livesWhat I liked about the readThis was uite a interesting story of three women who The Dolce Diet had been childhood friends and were known as The Christmas Girls now twenty years later are back together again in theirometown due to a teacher Mrs Childs who is ill Trudie Kristen and Mary Ann Brave Enough have come back to perform their Christmas show This will turn out to be some reunion where alumnus and their families Many old feelings will come about as they put together this Christmas show as there will be some twist and turns going on With saying that I will stopere and say pick up The Christmas Women to see Spunk how this is presented by this author to the reader From the read you will seeow good this story is especially during the Christmas The Kafka of 238th Street holidays andow these three ladies were able to come together to give a excellent successful production for their teacher In the end you will be given a wonderful Christmas story Would I recommend YES As I read the author s biography I was surprised to read that Elyse Douglas is actually a The Letters to the Thessalonians husbandwife writing team Iad already written the review in my ead 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 igh school reunion there is the usual Geheimes Verlangen (Shades of Grey, high school drama that seems to unfold no matterow 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 Ivory (The Ivory Saga humor and otherwise The story willave you laughing and then crying Even though the Christmas season Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, 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 anonest review 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 ill They decide to The Temple of Death have a twenty year reunion and re create the Christmas show that theyad done years before There are many twists and turns Old feeling and painful memories come back As you turn the pages you find which ending Venus Blueprint happens Happy Sad I gave this book 5 stars but it does deserve Iighly recommend this book to everyone I look forward to from Elyse Douglas. Ss 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 Shame On Her Volume 3 humaneart and resonate throughout the rest of their liv.
35 starsDid I enjoy this book I did enjoy this book I love Bisk CPA Review happy Christmas stories They put me in a good mood They make meappy This book made me A Crazy Kind of Love happyThe Christmas Women was a sweet story I liked the romance the friendship the show for the retired teacher who touc 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 toelp others etcThe three women were extremely easy to relate to They all The Medieval Forest had regrets or thoughts that I think all women reflect on even men perhaps as they reach different parts of their life What ifs if onlys etc as we see our life go one way or the other I loved the struggle that each character faced within family friends and their past as they worked to move past it to get to where they wanted to be and toelp someone they admired and loved from their past Mrs Childsoh my goodness what a wonderful character and fully developed part of the story Everyone should I ve read Elyse Douglas before The Road Beyond Ruin 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 myeartstrings and made me laugh and cry sometimes at the same time I loved that the main characters want to Backlash honor their teacher in such auge 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 Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, 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 This is a real feel good Christmas story Trudie discovers thater old High School drama teacher is seriously ill and decides that with Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, her friends she should put on a Christmas show forer It turns into a 20 year reunion for er classmates and we get to learn about them in the preceding years and back into the present It fills you with the magic of Christmas and the feeling in a small town with all the ex students coming together to plan a special show for their teacherWe go through their dreams for the future friction between certain characters and romance The characters are really well drawn and you get to know them and get drawn into the preparation and anticipation for the Christmas Eve showWith many thanks to Net Galley for a copy of the book to review Trudie Parks is one of the Christmas Girls from er igh school drama group She finds out that er favorite teacher Mrs Childs is very ill and immediately calls the other Christmas Girls that she Black and White hasn t seen sinceigh school They get together and stage the play that Mrs Childs directed for their school play 20 years earlier The 20 years disappear and it is if they are back in The Color of Water high school with all its insecurities romance and dreamsGreat book Full of Christmas spirit I would like to thank Net Galley and the authorpublisher Elyse Douglas for a free copy of The Christmas Women in exchange for anonest 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 ygienist who get the idea of resurrecting a Christmas show from er Cake Pops high When 38 year old Trudie Parks learns thater Brave New World high school drama teacher is seriously ill she immediately contactser two best friends in The Name of the Rose high school Kristen and Mary Ann Together they'd been known as The Christmas Girls They'd produced and starred in the annualigh school Christmas show which their teacher Mrs Childs
Chool days of 20 years previous in onor of er igh school drama teacher who is very ill with cancer Ultimately about 40 50 students from Trudie s graduation class gather to pull off the Herculean task of putting on the show The event brings back 20 year old memories to those who participate leading several to reevaluate their current lives There are a number of things to like about The Christmas Women Ms Douglas does a good job in developing er major characters Though the story is mainly told through Trudie the point of view shifts at times to better flesh out the supporting players primarily Trudie s best friends Kristen and Mary Ann The author is also very successful in creating the ambience of small town midwest America in the dead of winter I also like the way the story aroused feelings of nostalgia for the old days in me Though the setup was just a bit slow the reason for 4 rather than 5 stars once the main characters all arrived in town the story really takes off making it Pakistan hard to put the book down The ending was uite exhilarating and very satisfying a perfect book for the upcomingoliday seasonI recommend The Christmas Women to anyone looking for an excellent feel good book for Christmas time I plan to check out other titles by Elyse Douglas 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 Pitch Dark holiday season A friendere at Goodreads recommended it just as I was looking for something to counter the effects of a Dont Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear heavyanded 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 igh school drama teacher Myrna Childs learns that er beloved teacher may The Green Pharmacy have terminal cancer she contacts two ofer best friends from way back then Trudie is 38 unmarried and living in Deadly Slumber - Demon Tales her late father souse 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 onor 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 ere 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 eard of Deer Lake although Deer Creek State Park is in the approximate area But the subject matter struck close to ome as well both my The Purple Island husband a retiredigh school English teacher and our daughter a middle school language arts teacher The Last Odd Day have beeneavily involved in igh 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 ometown clown turned well known Hollywood actor resonated in my own memory bank I know firsthand Wildwing how much work time and frazzled nerves are involved and I also know that no matterow 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. Ad directed Determined to show their love for Mrs Childs they plan a 20 year reunion to recreate the Christmas show for er 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 reasse.
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(The Christmas Women) Read ✓ Elyse Douglas
Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the husband and wife writing team of Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington Elyse began writing poems and short stories at an early age and graduated with a Master's Degree in English Literature Douglas grew up in a family of musicians astrologers and avid readers Some of Elyse Douglas' novels include Time Change The Summer Letters Daring Summer The