Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past

Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past: A Ballad Novella - Sharyn McCrumb
 

 Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past

Sharyn McCrumb

Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Abingdon Press (first published October 1st 2014

ISBN 1426754213 (ISBN13: 9781426754210) 

 

 Sharyn McCrumb has written another Nora Bonesteel novel, with 2 parallel stories. One with the local sheriff looking to execute a warrant of arrest on Christmas Eve, the other with Nora helping a couple, who normally only stay in their home for the summer, try to figure out who is haunting their home.  She does not make this story overly sweet, but does include Appalachia and  some of it's folklore and history. The 2 parallel stories never intersect, but McCrumb's characters, as with her description of the area, are enjoyable. This novella is easy to read in one afternoon; so if reader is looking for something for a relaxing afternoon this holiday season, this may be your book.