In this adventurous and compelling fictional story, it takes St. Joseph, Gabriel, and Santa to get a family all together for Christmas 1866. From a stalking cougar to a wolf encounter, to a little girl falling into a hole in the ice, and other crises, this story keeps the reader turning its pages.
Deep in Peace River Country in northern Canada, five children have been allowed to stay home on their own for what is supposed to be a three-day period while the adults leave for a town 45 miles away in bitterly cold weather. Brittany, a capable and mature 11-year-old, has been left in charge and is delighted by the prospect of taking care of her sibling and her three cousins.
However, a serious life-threatening accident with the horse and wagon occurs with dire consequences. Fortunately, the children are being watched over from above by St Joseph, Gabriel the Angel, and Santa Claus. The characters in the story are based on real-life children and adults, and make perfect sense to anyone who believes in saints, angels, miracles ” and Santa Claus.
The Three Saints of Christmas is a story for children (from 5 to 95). The Three Saints will appeal to anyone who has an active imagination and the desire to explore the meaning of Christmas though fantasy and a non-traditional approach. This delightful story will appeal to children as well as adults young and old, around the world.
Beverly Lein was born in Manning, Alberta, and raised in nearby Sunny Valley on her father’s farm with her three sisters and two brothers. Her hobbies have always included writing stories, songs, and poems. Before raising elk with her husband Carson on their own ranch, Lein worked as a cook, a farmer, a retailer, and a small business owner. A proud mother of two and grandmother of five, Lein’s life also requires her to be a veterinarian, a midwife, and an elk counselor depending on what the day brings. Beverly is the author of the books, *An Elk in the House *by NeWest Press, *The Three Saints of Christmas*, and *Wolf Spirit- The Story of Moon Beam and Mary Woman of Sorrows and Evil on the Peace River *published by Inkwater Books.
In My Opinion
A beautiful Christmas story for lovers of historical fiction. Beverly Lein sets a memorable stage for a story about Christmas miracles.
This story reminds me of the true meaning of Christmas. Set in a time before cellphones, cars and central heating, we experience the joys, sorrows and worry of the unknown. The trials they endure are truly unimaginable from our sterilized lives. A family working tirelessly together to survive the cold winter in Canada and never complaining. Knowing that their survival relies on each other. The real meaning of family. Gifts are made with intention and care, given and received with gratitude.
The three saints, St. Nicholas, Gabriel the Angel and Saint Joseph are beautifully portrayed in this story. Their guidance even more valuable in the hopelessness of the Canadian tundra.
Lovely! A perfect reminder of what the holiday season is really about.