John and Madison Carmichael's success in their careers has come at a high price at home: they are on the brink of divorce. To soften the blow for their two children, they decide to spend one final Christmas together as a family. Responding to a travel brochure, they set off to "Celebrate Christmas Past" in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with a group of historical re-enactors.
Tensions worsen when their car breaks down, but a horse-drawn carriage arrives and delivers them to the home of Judge Andrew Norton and family, where their Victorian Christmas begins. With none of the comforts or distractions of contemporary life, John and Madison rediscover each other and the love they once felt. But upon their return to "modern civilization," the Carmichaels learn that the nineteenth-century house has been empty and boarded up for more than thirty-five years. Could it be that a miracle from "Christmas Past" has brought their family together again?
|About the Contributor(s)|| Robert Vaughan
Robert Vaughan is the author of more than 250 published works including The Valkyrie Mandate, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and Andersonville, which was made into the popular TNT television mini-series. He has written westerns, romances, historicals, and adventures. A retired military officer with tours in Vietnam, Korea, and Germany, Vaughan has received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Vaughan and his wife, Ruth, live in Gulf Shores, Alabama, where he is actively involved as a lay minister at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church.
|Publish Date||Feb 23, 2010|