Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Letters

By Debbie Macomber

Katherine O’Connor spends a lot of time at a cozy café on Blossom Street in Seattle where she writes Christmas letters for other people.  She’s good at making their everyday lives sound like a story book, much more entertaining than the reality.

But for Dr Wynn Jeffries, a renowned child psychologist, who also frequents the café, Christmas means lies and deception.  In fact, he recommends that parents “bury Santa under the sleigh”. 

Katherine, however, feels that his parenting philosophy is one big mistake, especially since her five year old twin nieces are being raised according to Dr Jeffries' “free child” methods.  Katherine argues with Wynn about his theories, while he argues that her letters are nothing but lies. 

To finish this entertaining story, check it out at out library!

Written by Bunny Cowart

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Good Bye Mr Chips

by James Hilton

This wonderful heart rendering tale, tells the life story of Mr Chipping.  As an old man, twice retired, he looks back on his life as he changed from a green schoolmaster to the most beloved teacher at Brookfield, an English public school for boys, known affectionately as Mr Chips.  Through hardship and war, love and tragedy Mr Chips was Brookfield, a man in a shabby robe always ready with a jest and a man who considered all his students the children he and his wife never had.