BOOKS - SUMMARY
A CHRISTMAS HOUSE
A CHRISTMAS HOUSE is the perfect Christmas story for anyone who has ever: built a house, worried about getting old, been single, been married, experienced sibling rivalry, delivered a baby, or spent the holidays with their relatives!
Born on Christmas Day, Abigail Addison was turning sixty this year. Even though she didn't look old, every now and then she felt old. So, when Fred her husband of thirty-five years invites the family down to spend Christmas together in the house he's been building on an island off the coast of Georgia, she decides to surprise him by selling their old home and embracing a life together at the beach.
But it's Abigail who is surprised when she gets there to discover Fred's new beautiful red brick house with white columns is somewhat lacking inside ... lacking paint, lacking plaster, lacking walls!
Of course each member of the family sees a different house. Fred sees it for what it will be. Abigail sees it for the unfinished mess it is. Their three grown daughters, Margaret, Babs, and Lizbeth (eight months pregnant!) recognize it as an exact replica of the house they grew up in and reminisce about growing up in an unfinished home.
Abigail, however, unable to tell anyone what she's done and refusing to stay in the house for even one night, stubbornly tries to find a hotel room on Christmas Eve. As in the original Christmas story there are no rooms to be found. So it becomes up to the family at the height of the chaos as Lizbeth goes into labor to figure out a way to make a house with no walls a home.
Funny and heartwarming this book will strike a chord with anyone who has ever undertaken the job of bringing their family together for Christmas and will touch everyone who has waited until the prime of their life to embrace their dreams.
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