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Extended Audio Sample The Christmas Pearl, by Dorothea Benton Frank Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5 3.40 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothea Benton Frank Narrator: Celia Weston Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9780061555312
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Theodora is the matriarch of a family that has grown into a bunch of truculent knuckleheads. While she’s finally gotten them all together in South Carolina to celebrate, this Christmas looks nothing like the extravagant, homey holidays of her childhood.

What happened to the days when Christmas meant tables groaning with home-cooked goodies, over-the-top decorations, and long chats in front of the fire with Pearl, her grandmother’s beloved housekeeper and closest confidante?

Luckily for Theodora, a special someone who heard her plea for help arrives, with pockets full of enough Gullah magic and common sense to make Theodora’s Christmas the love-filled miracle it’s meant to be.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Filled with Southern wit and charm, this enchanting novel is complete with a Christmas miracle and enticing recipes. It is certain to become a favorite of women's fiction fans of all ages.”

    Romantic Times

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doreen | 2/13/2011

    " Loved the first person perspective of this short book! The recipes are fantastic, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 1/5/2011

    " Good Southern Christmas read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 1/3/2011

    " Loved this book about the love of a southern housekeeper of a ninety-three year olds grandmother who has passed on. She only appears to help at Christmas as the regular girl has an emergency and this poor family needs help on how to become a family at the holidays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rennette | 12/29/2010

    " A lovely story, one all would benefit from, I'm sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/16/2010

    " Started 12-15-10
    Finished 12-20-10
    A simple story (fable) about how we need to cherish family and the simple things. The second half of the book is filled with recipes from Ms. Frank's family and friends that have been a staple of many holiday family celebrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Beth | 11/10/2010

    " A very sweet and powerful story about the necessity of tradition in a family. Excellent voice and characterizations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 11/8/2010

    " This was an incredibly wonderful book. I cannot say enough good about it. To everyone reading this review- you must try it for yourself. Wonderful any time of the year, but especially at Christmas, which is when I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 9/26/2010

    " Nice cozy read,I'm a sucker for happy ever after Christmas Story, any day of the year,bring on the tree! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 8/15/2010

    " This book was very enjoyable. It is about how with the help of an angel a family is able to turn itself around and start new on Christmas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 7/20/2010

    " A quick read and a wonderful story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/31/2010

    " Very good book easy quick reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla | 4/15/2010

    " Older grandmother trying to revive family Christmas traditions. "

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