Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Book Review: A Christmas in Two Egg, Florida

Can old Ben overcome the heartbreak and bitterness in his life and discover the real meaning of Christmas?

This poignant historical fiction story will touch your heart and leave you with feelings of joy and peace.

A Christmas in Two Egg, Florida, by Dale Cox, is a perfect way to spend an hour or two over the Christmas holidays.

About The Author
Dale Cox is a Southern writer and historian based in the quaint little community of Two Egg, Florida. Born in Georgia, he is the author of a growing collection of books on Southern history and folklore, including critically acclaimed histories of three small Civil War battles.

A Snowy Christmas Eve in Two Egg, Florida
Yes, Two Egg, Florida is a real place. It is is a small unincorporated community in Jackson County, Florida. The year is 1938. Ben Harper is the richest man in Two Egg. In 1918, Ben had lost his wife to the Spanish Flu. Later that year, Ben received a letter saying that his only son had been killed in World War I.

Ben had been angry at God for the past 20 years. He had not planted his fields or taken care of his property. The times were hard and many of his neighbors were on the verge of starvation. Old Ben had the resources to help, but he had become bitter and isolated as the years passed.

It was Christmas Eve in Two Egg and a rare December snow was covering the Florida countryside. A stranger appeared at Ben's door and identified himself as "Gabriel".  The unexpected stranger helped Ben escape from the prison of his own suffering and enter the beautiful world of God's creation.

It was a miraculous Christmas morning in Two Egg, Florida. Ben was able to use his resources to bring happiness and joy to every person in town. God intervened in Ben's life through the person of a mysterious stranger.

My Thoughts
This is a very touching, "two-tissue" story that will help you understand the real meaning of Christmas.  The author is a historian and shares many facts from history in this fictional story. He explains how "Two Egg" got it's name, he provides facts about the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1918, he gives details about the Spanish-American War in Cuba and he provides information about the fighting in Europe during World War I.

This is a story of redemption. This book reminds me of a classic story about another bitter old man;  "The Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. Christmas is truly a time of miracles.
"A Christmas in Two Egg, Florida" is currently being offered for $0.99 on Amazon.Com.  It is FREE for Amazon Prime members. I highly recommend it!

FYI ~ I ordered this book from Amazon.Com when it was offered as a FREE digital ebook.

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