Pepper Phillips wrote her first play in the seventh grade. But before that she read every book in her age group at the small local library in Northeast, Maryland. An only child for years, she entertained herself in the worlds she created in her mind. She’s still pretty mindless in some respects, but her writing world is where she is the happiest.
This is book nine in the bundle, and I was going to post myself last…but today is my birthday! What a neat way to honor it!
Life for eleven-year-old George is one disappointment after another. Never mind America is in the grips of the Great Depression, his mother is dead and his crook of a father has deserted him. The only person who cares about George is his reclusive grandmother who’s nursing a broken heart. George must take care of both of them, tending the garden, milking the cows and even catching fish for the dinner table.
But Christmas is coming and George wants more for his grandmother and for himself. There’s no money for presents, however, and how can he earn any when he can’t even afford a decent pair of pants or a proper barber haircut?
When an opportunity to make money presents itself, George faces the biggest decision of his life. Will he become a thief like his father or will he discover the fact that giving, rather than receiving, is the best gift of all?
This is a short story of 15K words.
This book is included in Christmas on Main Street, currently on sale for 99 cents.