#1 Amazon Holiday – Pepper Phillips ‘The Christmas Gift’

Pepper Phillips

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!

Christmas Gift 600 wide 72dpi

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.

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2 Comments on “#1 Amazon Holiday – Pepper Phillips ‘The Christmas Gift’”

  1. Vickie says:

    I was very disappointed with the story. It is a tribute to a sad life where the main character never gets a break and when things finally look like they could be getting better, the story ends so you don’t get to enjoy seeing your guy succeed and beat the odds, coming out on top. Very disappointing to go through all of that agony. I read for a fun, uplifting diversion, not to leave feeling depressed.
    I won’t be reading anymore books by Pepper Phillips, life is too short to spend time being depressed!

  2. Cathy Collins says:

    Best read in Christmas on Main Street. Superb story. Not a fairy tale. Real life with its ups and downs and daily struggle. Please consider continuing this young mans life story in a future novel. You have the gift to give us another Grapes of Wrath. I read every day and enjoy historical romances to time travel to classics. Daphne du Maurier is a favorite author and I can say that Pepper Phillips has become another.

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