The Romance of a Christmas Card

The Romance of a Christmas Card From the bestselling author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Settle in for a heartwarming Christmas in Beulah New Hampshire where one special Christmas card has the power to unite the town in the spiri

  • Title: The Romance of a Christmas Card
  • Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin Jennifer Quinlan
  • ISBN: 9780988462311
  • Page: 114
  • Format: ebook
  • From the bestselling author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Settle in for a heartwarming Christmas in Beulah, New Hampshire, where one special Christmas card has the power to unite the town in the spirit of the season, as two wayward sons find their way home and a lonely young mother s prayers are answered.Sprinkled with colorful characters and Kate Douglas Wiggin s signaturFrom the bestselling author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Settle in for a heartwarming Christmas in Beulah, New Hampshire, where one special Christmas card has the power to unite the town in the spirit of the season, as two wayward sons find their way home and a lonely young mother s prayers are answered.Sprinkled with colorful characters and Kate Douglas Wiggin s signature charm and wit, The Romance of a Christmas Card is a vintage holiday treat Bonus Content Original Illustrations and New Chapter Artwork, Glossary, Das Krist Kindel Legacy Vintage Collection Enhanced Edition eBooks have been professionally edited and professionally formatted for your favorite e reader Visit us The Vintage Reader

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    1. Kate Douglas Wiggin Jennifer Quinlan

      Kate Douglas Smith WigginKate Douglas Wiggin, nee Smith 1856 1923 was an American children s author and educator She was born in Philadelphia, and was of Welsh descent She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 the Silver Street Free Kindergarten With her sister in the 1880s she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers Her best known books are The Story of Pasty 1883 , The Birds Christmas Carol 1887 , Polly Oliver s Problem 1893 , A Cathedral Courtship 1893 , The Village Watchtoer 1896 , Marm Lisa 1897 and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 1903.

    713 thoughts on “The Romance of a Christmas Card”

    1. I came across this 1916 Christmas-themed novella while on the search for online short stories about Christmas and the holidays, for the Retro Reads December group read.Highly recommended if you like sentimental, nostalgic stories about bygone days, but it has a few fun sprinkles of spice along with its sweetness. The Romance of a Christmas Card involves a spirited minister's wife with a penchant for writing poems and painting pictures, which she decides to turn into a little extra cash (her corr [...]


    2. In Beulah, New Hampshire, one Christmas Eve, Reba Larabee, the minister's wife, is struck with inspiration seeing her friend Letty sitting by an open window keeping watch over her twin nephews. Reba intends to draw a picture of Letty's quaint sitting room and sell it to a greeting card company. Letty has been burdened with the care of one family member after another for most of her life. For the last three years she has had the care of her wayward brother David's twin babies. Unwanted and unlove [...]


    3. This was a great story about a minister's wife who made two Christmas cards that brought her son and her friend's brother home for Christmas in this great tale of forgiveness.


    4. The Romance of a Christmas Card is a quick, sweet holiday read that makes it hard for the reader not to feel festive and appreciative for all the gifts in their life. Taking the reader to a tiny village in New Hampshire sometime in the early 1900s, this story is one of forgiveness, redemption and a powerful kind of love that makes anything, including a popular Christmas card, seem magical.Reba, the minister's wife in Beulah, New Hampshire, was a model of cheerfulness. After seeing a beautific vi [...]


    5. Aw so sweet! I loved the parallel story lines of Dick and David, and the pastor's wife reminded me so much of myself that it was awesome reading it!



    6. This Christmas story is the very definition of 'heartwarming' and 'touching.' If you're easily affected by the books you read, you'll certainly get a lump in your throat reading this one. Lonely Letty Boynton, who has sacrificed her own happiness and a chance at love in order to care for her wayward brother's motherless children, unwittingly provides warm-hearted minister's wife Reba Larrabee with inspiration for a Christmas-card illustration she is working on. The minister has his own troubles [...]


    7. I wanted to read something Christmasy and this definitely filled the bill. It wasn't terrible, but it was too sweet for my taste. I'll take a little grit and gore, or even swash and buckle with my syrup, please!



    8. This is a quick read I gave it a four even though it really isn't my type of book.Does all this goodness in people really exist ? Bah hum bug !


    9. My best friend sent me this old book, published in 1916. Old books have a feel to them that paperbacks can't match and that are very different from ebooks. It's the aroma and feel of old pages, the beauty of gold on cloth boards. I don't know. I love old books.Well, this is a very sweet Christmas story about a New Hampshire minister's wife named Reba Larrabee who finds inspiration in the view of her neighbor Letty at her window, so Reba paints and sells the idea to a Christmas card company. She [...]


    10. HeartwarmingA tale of young rebellion and Christmas time reunion to warm the heart. God works his wonders throughout the years.


    11. This is a short, sweet, Christmas novella that is perfect for a holiday evening at home! I was so surprised to find it in since it was published in 1916.



    12. Good 👍 but not great!It was okay. Not what I expected. I wasn't able to really follow and enjoy the story like I thought I would!


    13. I read this short Christmas story, “The Romance of a Christmas Card” by Kate Douglas Wiggins because I read another Christmas story by the author, “The Bird’s Christmas Carol”, which I enjoyed. I think Wiggins is a good, entertaining author from a more principled and conservative era (early 20th century), whose stories depict an old fashion lifestyle that most have no experience with in this crazy, modern world. Moreover, she shares a good Christmas message in her stories.This short Ch [...]


    14. THE FOLKS BACK HOME.Two households in a quaint New Hampshire village experience yuletide joy in the 1880's when the handmade Christmas cards of the minister's wife are published and circulated nationally. This simple tale of family loss will probalby not appeal to gradeschool children, since the main characters are all adults. This slender book spirits us gently back to a simpler time, when two village prodigals have been gone for three years, leaving gossip and grief behind--not to mention a mi [...]


    15. What a charming way to begin my Christmas reading this year! I had not read anything by Kate Douglas Wiggin before, but I will be reading more in the future. The entire story was like a Christmas card; sweet, sentimental, lovely, happily ever after. The parson's wife has always loved writing verse and drawing pictures. She combines the two and sends them off to a stationery publisher. Two of her cards are accepted and shipped around the country for sale. They are seen by former residents of her [...]


    16. I loved this little book -it checked all the boxes for a Christmas read. It was like watching a feel good Christmas film with a weepy ending! I loved it so much I am going to read it again but this time I will savour every morsel.Loved this:-'You were born courageous Reba' said LettyMy blood circulates freely; that helps me a lot. Everybody's blood circulates in Racine, Wisconsin.Yours, here abouts, freezes up in your 6 months of cold weather and when it begins to thaw out the snow is ready to f [...]


    17. I read this off of FreeBooks because it took place in December, but there are so many [Illustration Here] in the text that I'm itching to hunt up the illustrated version.Even if this was a short story, it had quite a few chapters. Despite the fact that it was short, I fell in love with Reba and Letty, and could appreciate David and Dick's choices.The idea is so lovely, and I half-wish this book had been longer— I could have gotten to know them all so much better had the book lasted longer! But [...]


    18. What a sweet story of coming home again. Coming home after a long absence at Christmas.Two boys who were best friends abandoned their home town for very different reasons. One of them abandoning his twin babies and heaping them on his sister to raise. Such a sad life she lead.The wife of the preacher, who also happens to be the step mother of one of the boys creates two different Christmas cards and purely by chance each of the boys sees one of them. Instantly they head for home, and hopefully f [...]


    19. New Release just in time for a vintage Christmas! Originally published in 1916, The Romance of a Christmas Card is the perfect blend of humor and eloquence--just what you've come to expect from Kate Douglas Wiggin. The Legacy Vintage Collection Enhanced Edition has been professionally edited and formatted for your favorite e-reader and features new artwork, a glossary, and a very special Christmas poem from James Whitcomb Riley.


    20. Surprisingly humorous and sweet story about the residents of a small New Hampshire village called Beulah in the 1880s. The pastor's wife designs Christmas cards which find their way into the hands of two people who left Beulah long ago and decide to come back home, looking for forgiveness and a fresh start.


    21. An nice Christmas read.A nice read from long ago. I liked the style of writing and found humor in words used that mean other things now. I also see how some things have remained the same, like what causes people's choices to leave their home town and to return. A nice light read. I say give this book a try.


    22. I've been in the mood for some Christmas stories. This one takes place in a small town in New Hampshire, and the ministers wife gets a Christmas card to be mass produced. In turn, it draws back two former residents that play a big part in the lives of the subject and artist of the card. It was a nice story, but has a long build up with a quick ending.


    23. My first Christmas read of the season. I enjoyed this classic little novella by the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Set in northeast the story of a parson's wife whose two published Christmas cards bring back two young men who left the town most or less in disgrace. They each come into possession of the cards and are drawn back to their town.


    24. This is a sweet, but not very memorable story. It also ended a chapter too soon, and I hate it when books do that! The setting is Beulah, Maine, so it features some of the same characters as Mother Carey's Chickens. I was disappointed the Careys didn't make a cameo appearance.


    25. Long for a short story, but short for a book. :) One of those simple and sweet tales that tells of repentance, forgiveness, and the blessing of giving even when you know there is no earthly reward. A nice magic to it, as well.


    26. A very unique christmas story based around a small town and it's array of towns people. A christmas card painted of a scene from this town manages to bring it's former residents back and rekindle the love between them and their families. Heart warming and perfect for christmas! 3.5 stars


    27. I have a very old, elegant, copy of this, that I read as a child, as did my father, and probably his mother. I like that the story is passed down and shared, giving us common ground and a shared message of love, hope, and forgiveness.


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